Tip Posted January 27, 2023 at 10:51 PM Share Posted January 27, 2023 at 10:51 PM On 1/27/2023 at 4:01 PM, Dumak_from_arfcom said: They are going to argue that "assault weapons" and mags > 15 are not often used in self-defense so they aren't covered under the 2A, Heller, or Bruen. It is their legal strategy/theory to narrow the scope of Bruen. The way to counter argue that is semi-auto weapons are not assault weapons. They've been reclassified into assault weapons by politicians outside of the Federal NFA that regulates machine guns aka real assault weapons. Semi-autos are the number one owned and used firearm and fall under Heller. And it doesn't matter if they are semi-auto handguns, ranch style rifles, M14 style rifles, AR-15 style rifles, or shotguns. One trigger pull releases one bullet and Illinois' AWB banned almost every semi-auto rifle. Standard size handguns tend to have mag capacity over 15 rounds which makes those common use and fall under Heller. Their response will be to argue that because 9 states ban semi-autos that makes them unusual, and because semi-autos can cause carnage that also makes them dangerous. I believe it is the same argument that New York (or is it Maryland) is using... maybe they are all using it. That argument is irrelevant- the Second does not specify “self defense” any more than it specifies “hunting”…. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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