'Seinfeld' Star Jumps Into Assault Weapon Debate - Yahoo! News The 2nd applies to "military" type weapons. In 1939 the Court held that if a weapon was not of use, in use or had been in use by the military it was not protected b the 2nd Amendment. As for supposed assault weapons, all they are is semi automatic rifles. Are we to ban all semi automatics? That would be in direct violation of the Courts 2 decisions on the 2nd. There is no compelling argument for banning large capacity magazines either as they are in and of use of the military. This retard ADMITS no law would have stopped the shootings but goes on to say ban them anyway. This is the ignorance of the gun grabbers. Further he argues that the second only applies to people IN the militia, The Court has rightly rejected that claim. One has to have the weapon to be in a militia. Further in every other instance where the Constitution talks of "the people" it is clearly understood to mean individual citizens not a collective. If the left thought they could get traction we would be looking at more ban the gun bills. And if Obama is reelected you can count on him supporting such attempts.