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  •  If we wanted to be "strict constitutionalists" (6+ / 0-)

    we could argue that the 2nd Amendment only applies to single-shot muzzle loaders...so you can have as many muskets as you like, but assault weapons are a no-no.

    And of course the 2nd Amendment says nothing about ammunition, leaving a way open to at least control the size of the magazines used in semi-automatics, and perhaps how much ammunition can be possessed by a single person -- that could at least cut down the body count a bit.

    "If we ever needed to vote we sure do need to vote now" -- Rev. William Barber, NAACP

    by Cali Scribe on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 01:02:49 PM PST

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    •  New York may also have set up another model (3+ / 0-)
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      too with their first in the nation background checks on ammunition purchases(an idea that I would love to see Massachusetts adopt).

      I can imagine thought that SCOTUS may find a way to make ammo part and parcel of the 2nd Amendment, although Scalia's words in Heller do point to ample room for reasonable regulation under the 2nd Amendment.   I kinda hope that this current Court stays out of questions on the legality of ammo bans though.

      Washington and Colorado said that you've got to legalize it. Hope the DOJ respects that.

      by pistolSO on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 01:08:46 PM PST

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      •  If ACA had lost, they'd jump in (2+ / 0-)
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        But now that they have a Chief who is "unreliable", I'm wondering if the current Court might shy away from this. A lot depends on what the lower courts do with the upgraded assault weapons ban, which will no doubt be challenged in court.

        "If you're going to go down with the ship, make it a submarine." - Wayne Shorter

        by Oliver Tiger on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 01:29:55 PM PST

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