Originally Posted by natman
Now if there was ever a gun that is in common use for lawful purposes, it's the AR15 that some want to ban. It's exactly the sort of gun that the second amendment is all about. The proposed ban flies directly in the face of the second amendment in general and Heller in particular.
The same applies to handguns. By a huge preponderance, the type of handgun carried by both police and "civilians" today is a semi-automatic pistol with a magazine capacity in excess of 10 rounds. That's what is in "common use" today, and IMHO the cited language from Heller
should make any law banning such handguns (as well as AR-type rifles) void due to being unconstitutional.