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TN: Mass shootings and our 'well-regulated' right to self-defense
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff

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In 1939, in a case involving sawed-off shotguns, the court ruled unanimously that the Second Amendment's "obvious purpose" was to "assure the continuation and render possible the effectiveness of" the state militia. Therefore, the court "cannot say that the Second Amendment guarantees to the citizen the right to keep and bear such a weapon."

Ed.: Miller says No to sawed off shotguns, but Yes to machine guns.

Comment by: dasing (2/24/2018)
Shotguns have been used by military, and still are, short or long barreled!

Comment by: PHORTO (2/24/2018)
"If the framers didn't intend to grant each citizen the right to bear a sawed-off shotgun, let's assume they also didn't intend to grant each citizen the right to bear "dangerous" military-style assault rifles capable of slaughtering dozens of school children or churchgoers in a few minutes."

That is a completely unsupported assumption.

In declaring that the Court had seen no evidence that the sawed-off shotgun was a legitimate militia weapon, it ruled on what DOES qualify weapons for protection under the 2A, namely ARMS JUST LIKE THE AR-15.

1. in common use
2. an unquestionable relationship to militia use
3. a civilian, semiautomatic version of "military equipment"
4. could contribute to the common defense

These cretins are despicable.

The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed. Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist Papers

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