What firearms are protected by the 2nd Amendment

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  1. Handguns: Revolvers, single shot

    18.9%
  2. Handguns: Magazine-fed semi-autos

    17.0%
  3. Shotguns: Pump/lever/bolt action, single shot, double barreled

    20.8%
  4. Shotguns: Semi-auto

    18.9%
  5. Rifles..: Bolt/lever/slide action, single shot

    20.8%
  6. Rifles..: Magazine-fed semi-auto, ‘assault weapons’

    15.1%
  7. Rifles..: Automatic rifles, assault rifles, battle rifles

    7.5%
  8. Rifles..: Magazine/belt fed machineguns

    7.5%
  9. All of the above

    83.0%
  10. None of the above

    3.8%
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  1. M14 Shooter
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    Given the purpose of the 2nd Amendment – to ensure that the people would always have access to an effective means of exercising their right to self defense, individually and/or collectively - what kinds of firearms does the 2nd Amendment protect?

    Handguns: Revolvers, single shot
    Handguns: Magazine-fed semi-autos
    Shotguns: Pump/lever/bolt action, single shot, double barreled
    Shotguns: Semi-auto
    Rifles..: Bolt/lever/slide action, single shot
    Rifles..: Magazine-fed semi-auto, ‘assault weapons’
    Rifles..: Automatic rifles, assault rifles, battle rifles
    Rifles..: Magazine/belt fed machineguns
    All of the above
    None of the above

    Please be sure to explain your response.
     
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    The second amendment does not specify a type of arms.

    You Should Have a Gun « Verbellum

     
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    Common sense dictates that Skull Pilot does not get a guided missile frigate, mdn2000 does not get a gunship, uncensored 2008 does not a tank, and bigreb does not get a sling shot.
     
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    I am exactly the person you want to be armed because I would only use arms in defense of my or my wife's life.
     
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    All of those listed are currently protected by the 2nd, and any citizen who is approved on the 4473, and holds proper license in the jurisdiction where he resides, can purchase, possess, and use all of those firearms whenever and wherever allowed by applicable law.

    I occasionally go out with a buddy of mine who holds a Class III (I have deliberated it before, but really have no desire to obtain a Class III, even though I am already on file with the FBI). Our deal is I buy the ammo, he brings the guns.

    At about $6/second (for the S&W 45), it gets old faster than you'd think :)
     
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    I would like to hunt an elephant with a .50 cal just once in my life. That would be intense. It could be an elephant who has some type of fatal disease or something, I would feel guilty thinning the herb by taking a fertile healthy adult from the population.
     
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    But Jake Starkey DOES get an injection of Thorazine....
     
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    Here is my explanation:

    "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

    If it takes more then that, you must be a communist, or an Obama supporter, they are both the same thing so who is really counting right?
     
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    *shrug*

    The second doesn't specify what kind of arms.

    I'm fine with a lot of stuff, but I draw the line at anything that has to take a ballistic trajectory or fires ammunition that is meant to explode. In other words, no howitzers or bazookas. Sorry guys.
     
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    Sheldon, I am not being smart ass when I ask "why?" I really don't understand. I took varmint, turkey, chicken snatchers, a couple of deer, any hog stupid enough to get where I could see it out there, and then I spent nearly 12 years active duty. None of it moves me now, other than fishing. Now fishing still is awesome!
     

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