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Bruce in WV
02-20-13, 11:13

Federal Assault Weapons Ban: Legal Issues; Feb 14, 2013


Exemptions for Firearms in Bankruptcy; Feb 15, 2013

02-20-13, 12:12
limitation upon the Second Amendment the Court addressed is that it “does not protect those
weapons not typically possessed by law-abiding citizens for lawful purposes, such as shortbarreled
shotguns.”81 The Court found that its prior 1939 decision in United States v. Miller82
supported this conclusion. Relying on Miller, the Court acknowledged that this limitation is
supported by the “historical tradition of prohibiting the carrying of ‘dangerous and unusual
weapons’” and that the “sorts of weapons protected were those ‘in common use at the time’”

...and the reason more people don't have SBS or SBR is not because of danger but because the government taxes the piss out you for owing one. By their logic a Rolls Royce would be unlawful as well since few can afford them so they are unusual in society.

Someone needs to contest that 1939 ruling to have it overturned first, or the SCOTUS will simply outlaw everything.