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"Under the National Firearms Act (NFA), it is illegal for a private citizen to possess a sawed-off modern smokeless powder shotgun (a shotgun with a barrel length shorter than 18 inches (46 cm) or a minimum overall length of the weapon, total. including the 18 inch minimum barrel, of under 26 inches (66 cm)) (under U.S.C. Title II), without a tax-paid registration from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, requiring a background check and either a $200 or $5 tax for every transfer, depending upon the specific manufacturing circumstances of the particular sawed-off modern shotgun being transferred." en.wikipedia.org

If this is Constitutional (and it hasn't been ruled otherwise by SCOTUS), why can't "assault weapons" be defined a similar way and treated similarly without violating the 2nd Amendment? Why can't AR/AK type weapons be treated the same way? Nobody in the gun safety movement is talking about banning all guns. I don't care about guns in your home, where they are most likely to kill you and yours rather than the rest of us, but when you take them out into the public the rest of us have a right to be protected from you. Why is it that a relative handful of us feel the need to be armed everywhere they go?

Every one of the Rights in the Bill of Rights has exceptions. Why should the 2nd Amendment be any different than the rest?

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