On November 2, Gun Owners Foundation filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit an amicus brief in support of a challenge to the federal machine gun ban, ironically passed as part of the 1986 Firearm Owners Protection Act.
Gun Owners not only argues that possession of machine guns by Americans is compatible with the Second Amendment, we argue that Supreme Court opinions have bolstered this view. Our brief argues that the Second Amendment is not about hunting or target shooting, but about self-defense against individuals and/or the state.
Finally, the Gun Owners’ brief ridicules those who say that fully-automatic machineguns are far too terrifying and powerful for ordinary people to own, and we take the ATF to task for its bait-n-switch tactics.
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