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stag1500
07-09-2008, 11:58 AM
Sorry this a dupe.

M1A Rifleman
07-09-2008, 12:13 PM
An episode on the History Channel about machine guns stated that over 50% of the MG's in the US are owned my civilians that are not LE or military. Assuming this is a true fact, it would seem that MG's are in common use at the time ..... .

6172crew
07-09-2008, 12:15 PM
Alito was nicknamed "machine gun Sammy" because of a pro machinegun paper he wrote.

A Ban is a Ban, the $200 tax stamp is one thing but not allowing for new MGs is a ban by the feds.

stag1500
07-09-2008, 12:27 PM
Would Scalia's wording about how the Supreme Court views U.S v Miller hurt our cause to overturn the 1986 ban?

yellowfin
07-09-2008, 12:30 PM
He should have taken out the 86 ban while he had the chance, but it wasn't in the question at the time. Suppressors he could have deregulated for the purpose of defense in the home and the use of practice for effective self defense, as self defense is a core purpose and integral in its functionality--which he adamantly upheld as a purpose which laws should not hamper--is practice.

stag1500
07-09-2008, 2:22 PM
When Scalia mentions weapons "in common use at the time," who is that refererring to exactly? The military or the civilian population?

bulgron
07-09-2008, 2:57 PM
When Scalia mentions weapons "in common use at the time," who is that refererring to exactly? The military or the civilian population?

I would imagine the civilian population.

What I think is an interesting question is, "Are the police members of the civilian population, and so do the weapons that they use constitute 'in common use'?"

I argue, Yes and Yes, but others may tend to disagree.

stag1500
07-09-2008, 4:11 PM
I think you're right because the police are condisered to be the civilian authority.