Tough noogies, gun fondlers

tough noogies

Think Progress brings more good news from my home state. A California appeals court upheld our law banning possession of a semi-automatic assault rifle. According to them, the state law is constitutional.

As in, legal. As in, per the United States Constitution. As in, the Second Amendment has its limits. As in, tough noogies, NRA and extremist gun fondlers everywhere.

Think Progress:

[T]he Supreme Court’s seminal Second Amendment opinion in District of Columbia v. Heller held that the right to bear arms is “‘not a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose,’ but is instead the right to possess and carry weapons typically possessed by law-abiding citizens for lawful purposes such as hunting or self-defense.” Ownership of “[d]angerous and unusual weapons” is not protected by the Constitution.

Ownership of “[d]angerous and unusual weapons” is not protected by the Constitution.

There's even more at the link.

So if the gun zealots really believe in the Constitution as they say they do, they might want to finally enthusiastically abide by the, you know, law.

  • http://thepoliticalcarnival.net/ GottaLaff

    "If these scary black guns are so dangerous to the public, why do the police have them?"

    Yeah... except for that one small detail.... You don't know the difference between police officers who enforce the law and people who break the law.

    Now which freedoms are being taken from you by the Big Bad Government that protects you (remember the US military?)? Nobody is taking your firearms away, unless of course they are illegal. And this judge just upheld the law.

    Go back to watching Fox. Your wearisome talking points are not welcome here.

  • Shane Vacek

    Yeah.......except for that one small detail........there is no such thing as a semi-automatic assault rifle. It's really great though that you guys cheer on the fact that we are allowing our government to take all of our freedoms......freedoms that are not even theirs to take. If these scary black guns are so dangerous to the public, why do the police have them?