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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 2 years ago

Does the Second Amendment protect sawed off shotguns?

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  • 2 years ago
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    According to the Supreme Court in United States v. Miller, (1939),

    The Court cannot take judicial notice that a shotgun having a barrel less than 18 inches long has today any reasonable relation to the preservation or efficiency of a well regulated militia, and therefore cannot say that the Second Amendment guarantees to the citizen the right to keep and bear such a weapon.

    In the absence of any evidence tending to show that possession or use of a "shotgun having a barrel of less than eighteen inches in length" at this time has some reasonable relationship to the preservation or efficiency of a well regulated militia, we cannot say that the Second Amendment guarantees the right to keep and bear such an instrument. Certainly it is not within judicial notice that this weapon is any part of the ordinary military equipment, or that its use could contribute to the common defense.

    In other words, the 2nd Amendment does not protect such a weapon.This is what they used to call "settled law."

  • 2 years ago

    The referenced case (Supreme Court in United States v. Miller, (1939), ) ruled basically that a sawed off shot gun was not a valid weapon for combat. That the second amendment only protection of weapons suitable for use in combat. It ignored the fact that a sawed off shot gun was a preferred weapon in trench warfare and close combat situations.

  • 2 years ago

    No. Reasonable limitations are allowed on all rights. That includes full auto weapons and sawed off shotguns.

  • Ron
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    2 years ago

    The second amendment doesn't protect weapons, it protects your right to own them

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  • 2 years ago

    Well Regulated.means you can put restrictions on weapons to prevent them being concealed easily.

  • 2 years ago

    No, it is your right to Bear Arms duh!

  • Frank
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    2 years ago

    Yes but they are also subject to the laws of your state. In my state they aren’t allowed to be carried but I keep one inside for home defense.

  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    Normally there are laws against the length. Could be state level

  • 2 years ago

    Only if your an illegal and live in a Sanctuary City.

  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    we should ALL protest Lady Gaga for being a purveyor of such bad music

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