This Tuesday, a Maryland federal appeals court made a ruling that semi-automatic rifles are not protected under the Second Amendment. This gun ban also prohibits magazines that are capable of holding more than 10 rounds. They qualified these rifles as “military-style assault weapons.”
From Young Conservatives:
Despite semi-automatic rifles being so demonized, they have one bullet for one trigger pull. There is nothing that makes them more inherently dangerous apart from the fact that they are black and look more frightening to liberals. Yet Judge Robert King referred to them as “weapons of war” to which the Second Amendment does not extend. The judge cited mass shootings, noting “similar military-style rifles and detachable magazines have been used to perpetrate” them. That’s the rough equivalent of banning knives because of mass stabbings. The Constitution doesn’t separate weapons by ‘nice looking weapons that wouldn’t offend a liberal’ and ‘mean evil looking black rifles’ specifically because it holds that right so dear that it “shall not be infringed.” The judge’s words reveal common misperceptions: that there is some greater evil in a semi-automatic rifle and that said rifles are somehow responsible for more death.