Horrible decision from the Federal Court of Appeals cutting back gun rights.
The court has upheld a ban on ‘military style’ weapons.
From Independent Journal Review:
A federal appeals court in Maryland ruled Tuesday that semi-automatic rifles, commonly referred to as “military-style assault weapons,” are not protected under the Second Amendment.
The ruling came after the state’s so-called “assault weapons” ban was challenged on constitutional grounds. However, the court easily upheld the ban with a 10-4 vote.
Maryland’s gun ban also outlaws magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds.
Despite semi-automatic rifles being so demonized, they have one bullet for one trigger pull.
There is nothing that makes them more inherently dangerous apart from the fact that they are black and look more frightening to liberals.
Yet Judge Robert King referred to them as “weapons of war” to which the Second Amendment does not extend.
The judge cited mass shootings, noting “similar military-style rifles and detachable magazines have been used to perpetrate” them.
That’s the rough equivalent of banning knives because of mass stabbings.
The Constitution doesn’t separate weapons by ‘nice looking weapons that wouldn’t offend a liberal’ and ‘mean evil looking black rifles’ specifically because it holds that right so dear that it “shall not be infringed.”
The judge’s words reveal common misperceptions: that there is some greater evil in a semi-automatic rifle and that said rifles are somehow responsible for more death.
As Independent Journal Review notes, the ‘military-style’ rifles are rarely used in fatal shootings.
But let not facts enter into judicial decisions weighing weighty Constitutional matters…
From Young Conservatives