Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Range day,

and I'm cooling off and rehydrating.  However, I think you'll enjoy this news of a big civil rights victory in the Defense Distributed case:
Significantly, the government expressly acknowledges that non-automatic firearms up to .50-caliber – including modern semi-auto sporting rifles such as the popular AR-15 and similar firearms – are not inherently military. 

“Not only is this a First Amendment victory for free speech, it also is a devastating blow to the gun prohibition lobby,” noted SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb. “For years, anti-gunners have contended that modern semi-automatic sport-utility rifles are so-called ‘weapons of war,’ and with this settlement, the government has acknowledged they are nothing of the sort.
The Bloomberg/Schumer coalition asshats are going to lose their shit over this.


Gregg said...

Which is a potential issue if Miller is used for precedent.
Under Miller SCOTUS ruled that the government is free to regulate firearms that do not have military utility. The question was kept tight on the sawed off shotgun and the question of automatic weapons was not brought before the court... please also note that the defense did not show up so no one was able to argue against the government’s assertion that sawed off shotguns had no military utility.

Anonymous said...

Obviously, Miller needs to be overturned. If the government intends to regulate firearms, they should have a compelling reason for doing so, not just some bs about unmeasurable "military value". The basis of the 2nd amendment needs to be the right of free people to be armed so as to meaningfully participate in self defense and collective defense. "Regulation" should be limited to the government issuing advice on calibers that are in use by the military so as to simplify supply issues.