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SCOTUS Guts Second Amendment: Refuses To Hear Semi-Auto Ban Case Upheld Maryland court ruling that AR-15s and AK-47s are ‘not constitutionally protected arms’ The Federalist – November 27, 2017

SCOTUS Guts Second Amendment: Refuses To Hear Semi-Auto Ban Case
Upheld Maryland court ruling that AR-15s and AK-47s are ‘not constitutionally protected arms’
The Federalist – November 27, 2017

Today the Supreme Court let stand the Fourth Circuit’s holding in Kolbe v. Hogan that semi-automatic rifles are not constitutionally protected “arms,” and in doing so declared the Second Amendment guarantees only a second-class right.

While Kolbe v. Hogan was but one of four circuit court decisions to have upheld state or local bans on semi-automatic rifles, this case differed greatly from its predecessors.

In Kolbe, a case challenging Maryland’s “assault weapon” ban, the full Fourth Circuit held that the AR-15 and the semiautomatic AK-47 (and other banned semi-automatic rifles) are “not constitutionally protected arms” because they are “weapons that are most useful in military service.”

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http://thefederalist.com/2017/11/27/supreme-court-guts-second-amendment-refusing-hear-semi-auto-ban-case/

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