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Old May 4, 2009, 09:17 AM   #1
ilbob
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anti gun brief in chicago case

their legal theory seems to be that handguns are not the most commonly used firearm for self defesne, and the long gun best suited for SD (the AR) can be regulated out of existence.

It says 7 states have AW bans. I could only think of 4.

MA, CA, NY, HI.

Great quote from the brief.


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If popularity of a weapon is the standard, the assault-weapon bans presently in place in seven states now may be vulnerable to constitutional challenge because, following the election and inauguration of President Obama, assault weapons apparently were purchased in other states en masse in fear of a federal ban.
It would be quite fitting if the fear of an AWB made black rifles into a protected expression of the 2A.
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