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The 2nd amendment case in the supreme court

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Will it change anything ?
Do you think Ny'ers will get the right to own machine guns ? Federal law allows citizens to own them ( special permit needed) but NY banned them. Its just like the situation in DC. If federal law allows automatic weapons then NY has to allow them . Right ?
also, NY doesn't allow rifles with less then 16 inch barrels. Federal law allows short barreled rifles as long as you pay a special $200 tax.
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shebeen wrote:

Maybe you ought to read what this case is all about. Strictly has to do with the question 'Can DC ban HANDGUNS'....nothing to do with automatic firearms etc.

LOTS of people are watching this one very closely....but it seems all will be OK by the types/tone of questions asked by the Justices.

Another example of the 'thin edge of the wedge'.

......correctamondo......The Second Amendment right to "keep and bear arms" finally had its day in the Supreme Court on Tuesday, and the long-held view that it protects the rights of gun owners appeared poised to win a historic victory.

Five justices, a bare majority, signaled they believe the amendment gives individuals a right to have a gun for self-defense. It is not limited to arms for "a well-regulated militia" for the common defense, they said.

By adopting that view, the justices probably will strike down the nation's strictest gun-control law, a ban on handguns in the District of Columbia.

But Chief Justice John Roberts said he favors a narrow ruling, one that would not cast doubt on an array of gun-control laws. They include a ban on the sale of new machine guns, required background checks for new buyers of handguns and state licensing rules for those who wish to carry a concealed weapon.
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