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originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk
originally posted by: ManBehindTheMask
originally posted by: whywhynot
I've been to war and didn't see a single AR15 there.
Not many outside former military will get that
Actually no; anyone with a basic understanding about firearms should understand the difference between an AR and a fully automatic rifle. One trip to a gun store will inform most people...when they ask to buy an M-16.
And again, contrary to these screwy judges, "AR" does NOT stand for 'Assault Rifle' (contrary to what the media will tell people every single time), it's stands for 'Armalite Rifle'.
originally posted by: D8Tee
a reply to: Gryphon66
The Constitution is quite clear: "the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed."
Telling me I cannot have a semi auto firearm is indeed infringing upon my rights.
Like most rights, the Second Amendment right is not unlimited. It is not a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose: For example, concealed weapons prohibitions have been upheld under the Amendment or state analogues. The Court’s opinion should not be taken to cast doubt on longstanding prohibitions on the possession of firearms by felons and the mentally ill, or laws forbidding the carrying of firearms in sensitive places such as schools and government buildings, or laws imposing conditions and qualifications on the commercial sale of arms. Miller’s holding that the sorts of weapons protected are those “in common use at the time” finds support in the historical tradition of prohibiting the carrying of dangerous and unusual weapons.
originally posted by: seasonal
a reply to: Gryphon66
The constitution mentions some of the God given rights, not all of them. It spell out what the Govt can't take, but it by no means is a limit on our rights, it limits the govt.
originally posted by: havok
What in the literal f**k just happened?
EVERY weapon is a "weapon of war"!
Jeeps are used in wars, are they weapons of war? Ban them!
Knives are "weapons of war"! Ban them too!
I don't see the logic here.
I see an all out assault on the 2nd amendment.
originally posted by: Gryphon66
Not according to Justice Scalia and the Constitution.
Your right is to keep and bear arms (firearms). The government of Maryland's right (see Amendment 10) is to determine what weapons will and in this case will not be available for purchase in their state.
These are basic conservative values Seasonal.
originally posted by: grey580
a reply to: IgnoranceIsntBlisss
here it goes into detail on what is an assault weapon.
The term assault rifle, when used in its proper context, militarily or by its specific functionality, has a generally accepted definition with the firearm manufacturing community.[not in citation given] In more casual usage, the term assault weapon is sometimes conflated or confused with the term assault rifle.
In the United States "assault weapons" are usually defined in legislation as semi-automatic firearms that have certain features generally associated with military firearms, including assault rifles. The 1994 Federal Assault Weapons Ban, which expired on September 13, 2004, codified a definition of an assault weapon. It defined the rifle type of assault weapon as a semiautomatic firearm with the ability to accept a detachable magazine and two or more of the following:
a folding or telescoping stock
a pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the weapon
a bayonet mount
a flash suppressor or threaded barrel designed to accommodate a flash suppressor
a grenade launcher
Some states have passed more restrictive laws, with more inclusive definitions of assault weapons. One example is the NY SAFE Act, which changed the restriction to one or more (rather than two or more) of the above features, and expanded the restricted muzzle devices beyond just flash suppressors to include compensators and muzzle brakes.
Assault weapons legislation does not further restrict weapons capable of fully automatic fire, such as assault rifles and machine guns, which have been continuously and heavily regulated since the National Firearms Act of 1934 was passed. Subsequent laws such as the Gun Control Act of 1968 and the Firearm Owners Protection Act of 1986 also affected the importation and civilian ownership of fully automatic firearms, the latter fully prohibiting sales of newly manufactured machine guns to non-law enforcement or SOT (special occupational taxpayer) dealers.