How can someone be a judge, and yet be so STUPID???
A judge in Massachusetts on Friday ruled against a lawsuit that questioned the state’s ban on assault weapons and large-capacity magazines, declaring that the weapons were not protected by the Second Amendment.
Assault weapons are considered to be military firearms, U.S. District Judge William Young said in his ruling, therefore disqualifying them from being included in a citizen’s right to “bear arms.”
Citizen ownership of ALL weapons IS protected by the Second Amendment. An AR-15 IS NOT an “assault weapon” by definition, and Americans have a right that predates the Constitution to own AND bear ALL weapons…Frank
Policy makers, rather than the courts, were better suited to decide on the regulation for the weapons, he said.
“Other states are equally free to leave them unregulated and available to their law-abiding citizens,” Young said in his ruling. “These policy matters are simply not of constitutional moment. Americans are not afraid of bumptious, raucous and robust debate about these matters. We call it democracy.”
The United States of America is NOT a Democracy…Frank
The lawsuit was filed against state Attorney General Maura Healey last year by the Gun Owners’ Action League of Massachusetts, among other parties, who claimed that AR-15s couldn’t be considered a “military weapon” because of their inability to shoot in fully automatic mode. They also claimed the ban infringed on Second Amendment rights.
That notion was ruled out, however, as the judge pointed out that the design of semi-automatic AR-15’s is based on guns “that were first manufactured for military purposes” and that the AR-15 is “common and well-known in the military.”
“The AR-15 and its analogs, along with large capacity magazines, are simply not weapons within the original meaning of the individual constitutional right to ‘bear arms,'” Young said.
The decision was championed by Healey, who said the judge’s decision “vindicates the right of the people of Massachusetts to protect themselves from these weapons of war and my office’s efforts to enforce the law.”
Does this judge really believe the U.S. Navy SEALs, Marine Recon, Army Rangers, etc. all carry AR-15s?
And again, these weapons and all others are EXACTLY within our Constitution’s original meaning for the individual right to keep and bear…Frank
Here, “judge,” maybe this will help you understand: