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  •  Horrible, horrible, awful decision and even (1+ / 0-)
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    ExStr8

    worse logic.

    Basically, as long as 10 or 20 million people have an assult rifle, then basically that constitutes "common" home defense. And as long as 10 or 20 million people are walking around with 50 caliber Desert Eagles, then hey...that's personal defense!

    •  The related point (0+ / 0-)

      Is that while it may have been Constitutional to ban owning an AR-15 when it was invented, now they're just so dang popular that they transubstantiated from a hunk of metal to a Constitutionally protected means of self-defense.

      Scalia - the text is important!  Except when I ignore it, and start talking about self-defense, instead.  The original intent is important!  So I'll refer to post-Civil War legal commentators.

    •  Except these guns are not commonly used for (0+ / 0-)

      defense.  They are used for "fun", for "sport", and for slaughter.

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