Are Assault Weapon Bans Unconstitutional?

In short, absolutely not!
The second amendment to the Constitution of The United States reads
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”
(http://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/second_amendment)
After the Constitutional Convention of 1787, the biggest complaint with the constitution was that it did not list out the rights of the citizens of the United States. So the first thing that the new congress did was to propose 12 amendments, of which ten were passed, including the Second Amendment.
When the amendment says the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. That means that the right may not be even encroached on by the federal government. In the landmark case District of Columbia V. Heller, the Supreme Court of The United States ruled that firearms are legal for lawful use, including hunting, self defense, and target shooting.
A false fact put out there by Senator Feinstein (D-Ca) states that the majority of homicides are committed by assault weapons. That is simply not true. Somewhere between 80-90% of homicides are committed by handguns.
Also, most people don’t understand the definition of “semi-automatic”. A semi automatic weapon is a weapon, just as in bolt-action rifles or revolvers, that each time you pull the trigger, one shot is fired.
Another argument for stricter gun control is that guns kill people. And so spoons must make people over weight and pencils misspell worlds; makes no sense whatsoever.

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