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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit has ruled that Americans have a “fundamental right” to so-called assault weapons, a major victory for gun rights. A three judge panel ruled that Maryland’s Firearm Safety Act of 2013, ban against what the court called “the vast majority of semi-automatic rifles commonly kept by several million American citizens”, is a blunt violation of the Second Amendment to the Constitution.
“the vast majority of semi-automatic rifles commonly kept by several million American citizens”
It's the separation in this mix that they do not understand. Certainly, not all semi-automatic rifles are close to the assault characteristics of the AR-15. You cannot lump them in like that.