7-2 Supreme Court Lets a Local Ban on Assault Weapons Stand

7-2 Supreme Court Lets a Local Ban on Assault Weapons Stand

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WASHINGTON — In a victory for gun-control advocates, the Supreme Court on Monday rejected a 2nd Amendment challenge to laws that forbid the sale or possession of semiautomatic weapons that carry more than 10 rounds of ammunition. The justices by a 7-2 vote refused to review rulings by judges in Chicago who upheld a ban on…

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  1. I was enjoying the usual spread of positive stories so I had a bit of a ‘meh’ moment to get the classic gun story. I thought we all knew by now that that what we focus on with great energy we attract- i.e. more shootings, more outrage, more guns, more fear, more deaths. Therefore mass protesting of legal ownership will kinda result in more guns. We all know they are dangerous… in fact even the common risk of accidental discharge is reason enough to ban them. But, they exist. So we get in super-intelligent groups, wave banners and preach to the choir about the stats and feel temporarily empowered by our collective strength. Then we go home. All the while we are able to engage in some kind of strange thought process where we believe that banning legal ownership somehow is the greater good even though it outweighs the fact that there are no mass shootings in places where there is a significant right to carry culture . While on the subject I for one do not want to see people walking around open carry or (heaven forbid) with machine guns on their shoulders like ISIS. If one must carry please be registered, trained, polite, discrete (talk quietly and carry a big stick.) Thank you. Despite my apparent whining I read your site every day and bless you for making a supreme difference to so many people.