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The 7th Circuit Holds That AR-15s Aren't Protected By The Second Amendment

• https://www.zerohedge.com, by Andrea Widburg

When it comes to law-abiding citizens, the state will do anything to disarm them.

That includes passing a law that pretty much bans "assault weapons" (a non-existent category that really covers AR-15s, America's most popular gun) and large-capacity magazines (which really do exist). A federal district court issued an injunction against that part of the law, but a three-judge panel reversed the injunction on grounds that are so asinine and juvenile that they could come only from judges.

The three-judge panel in Barnett v. Raoul (Case No. 23-13530 consisted of a Reagan appointee, a Clinton appointee, and a Trump appointee. Only the latter supported the trial court. The other two judges came up with some astounding logic. I've summarized the judges' logic, along with my commentary (in bolded text).

The Supreme Court in District of Columbia v. Heller, which protects an individual's right to keep and bear arms irrespective of active involvement in a formal militia, said that the Second Amendment is not a completely unlimited right. This is true. Heller said that.

The Heller decision said that the arms meant to be protected under the Second Amendment were those that were not dedicated solely to military use but were of the type that ordinary citizens would ordinarily have. To that end, the court held that "the Second Amendment does not protect those weapons not typically possessed by law-abiding citizens for lawful purposes…." America's law-abiding citizens own around 20 million AR-15s, which they use for law-abiding purposes.

In the military, there is a weapon known as the M16.

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Comment by tittiger
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Even if not they are protected by Natural Law... Americans at one time understood very well that our rights did not come from the Bill of rights or the government.

Comment by tittiger
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Even if not they are protected by Natural Law... Americans at one time understood very well that our rights did not come from the Bill of rights or the government.

Comment by PureTrust
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The 2nd Amendment doesn't matter regarding firearms. Remember what all Amendments were. They were an addition by the first 13 States before they would ratify the Constitution. The Amendment that has been upheld all this time without much if any flack, is the 4th Amendment. Do you own the AR-15 in question? If you do, it isn't an AR-15 any longer, because it is private property. Unless government can show ownership of you or your private property, they have no authority over your private property, provided you haven't done any harm or damage with it. The trick that you use when they refer to your private property as an AR-15 is, "Cf." it - https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/cf. Make the statement that all talk that you do about your private property is Cf. with regard to your private property. That means that there might be some similarities to an AR-15, but it is your private property, not an AR-15.



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