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A federal appeals court on Monday upheld in large part gun control legislation passed in Connecticut and New York in the wake of the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
The ruling dealt a blow to the various gun groups that mounted a constitutional challenge against the laws, which prohibit possession of a number of semiautomatic assault weapons and large-capacity magazines.
"The core prohibitions by New York and Connecticut of assault weapons and large-capacity magazines do not violate the Second Amendment," wrote Judge José Cabranes for a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, which sits in Manhattan.
After delving into a brief history of gun control legislation at the federal level and in the two states -- which have imposed restrictions on automatic and semiautomatic firearms since at least the 1990s -- the court framed the ruling in the tragic events in Newtown.
What they should do is make killing people illegal.
That'll stop everyone from shooting each other.
originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: Sublimecraft
It is interesting that as a response to a suburban non-criminal white kid/adult shooting up a suburban area that the government cracks down on criminals getting guns. Though these incidents do serve as stark reminders that urban neighborhoods are still getting shot up all the time too. Another point to consider, why do guns only become a problem when it's a mass school shooting? Those things are rather infrequent. Black people get shot up all the time in the innercities across the country, yet not much is said about that (at least until another mass shooting takes place and gun control enters the political discussions again).
originally posted by: Nexttimemaybe
I don't understand how assault rifles were ever allowed to be in public circulation.
It's too late now. Restrictions won't help anyone.
I also am pro gun, but I wouldn't be happy with anyone driving around with a mini gun mounted on the back on their pickup for example.
Indeed, and I would posit that in this scenario the root cause is cultural based stemming from socio-economic disparity due to the simmering racial tensions that exist in the US which has resulted on these inner city gang bangers living in totally black suburbs and manifesting a life style in keeping with what one would expect to exist in a prison.
Sorry, but the vast majority of shootings comes from inner city gang bangers.
originally posted by: stosh64
From a New Yorker, buy your AR's and magazines while you can.
After this decision it WILL be coming to your state.
I had to settle for a Ruger mini30 with 5 round clips last time I bought a rifle. The M1A I wanted had too many 'evil' parts on it. The threaded barrel is what did me in. ffs
I could have had one built that passed in NY but 'custom' rifles are not cheap.
I had wanted to move in a couple years, both parents have passed and that was my only reason for being here.
Now with my luck this idiocy will spread to the states I was looking at before I can get there.