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DoNotRefill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-09-04 07:34 PM
Response to Reply #169
175. Not quite...
"The government has already established in many ways what "arms" can and can't be owned. Shotguns with less than eighteen inch barrels for instance or Saturday night specials or some assault weapons or machine-guns or howitzers or switchblades or ?????. You get my point I'm sure."

Miller was about a TAX levied on short barreled shotguns.

It didn't ban possession, it taxed the transfer of such weapons. And the holding in Miller stated that if there WAS a showing that such a weapon had a military use, it was protected by the Second Amendment.

Even the vaunted AW "ban" of 1994 didn't ban possession, it limited future manufacture of assault weapons. And "Saturday Night Specials" (a racist term, BTW) are still legal to manufacture in the US, just not to import.
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