You dodged the question with your snarky reply.This is something you really should understand. Please take a course before you run afoul of the law.
He's right, you know - all semi-autos are regulated. You don't want them to be over or under-gassed do you?You dodged the question with your snarky reply.
Since you are talking about the Constitution we are talking about the federal level. Since 2004 semiautos have not been any more regulated or "partially regulated" at the federal level than any other type of firearm. This is something you really should understand. Please take a course before you spread misinformation.
Geez... "...The right of the people to keep and bear arms..." It's just the operative clause.Semi-autos are regulated by the state. Fully automatic weapons are regulated by the feds. The second amendment lets each state implement laws according to local custom. An individuals right is enshrined in a court ruling. A court ruling can also take away an individuals right. An explicit second amendment would clearly state an individuals right.
Shall not be infringed, must be to complicated for some PEOPLEThe constitution was written over 200 years ago and language has changed. Judges are interpreting the ambiguous language to determine our rights. Most modern laws do not require interpretation by judges for most to understand, e.g., we don’t need a judges ruling to interpret a stop sign. The second amendment has been interpreted to allow individual rights but those rights are limited to certain types of weapons. Explosives are generally not allowed, fully automatic weapons are highly regulated, and semi-automatic weapons are partially regulated. The the second amendment does not provide this level of granularity. Can you write a more specific law that requires as little interpretation by a judge as possible while allowing for local variation and future weapons development?
"Well regulated" also meant "well trained" as it pertained to militias. Militias at the time being drawn from the civilian citizenry, possession of firearms was necessary to maintain training.Well Regulated-The phrase "well-regulated" was in common use long before 1789, and remained so for a century thereafter. It referred to the property of something being in proper working order. Something that was well-regulated was calibrated correctly, functioning as expected. Establishing government oversight of the people's arms was not only not the intent in using the phrase in the 2nd amendment, it was precisely to render the government powerless to do so that the founders wrote it.
Thanks David...I apologize for asking such a seemingly moronic question to an obvious intellectual. One need not be a brain surgeon to understand things like 10/22s are now assault rifles in WA State, etc. I was just curious as to what you were attempting to communicate to those if us who quite possibly have been at this longer than you...This is something you really should understand. Please take a course before you run afoul of the law.