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Scenario 10 - Come and Take It

Congress passes a law banning the possession of “non-sporting” firearms saying that it does not violate the 2nd amendment. Congress further says that it will compensate firearms owners who peacefully turn their firearms over to law enforcement stating that this clause allows the law to remain Constitutional. It further states that the 2nd amendment is not violated because American citizens still retain the ability to themselves, only the “non-sporting” firearms are restricted. The classifying language in the law is vague and is left up to law enforcement to decide what is considered “non-sporting” and what is not.

Almost immediately any AR style rifle is banned. With that follows any firearm that is used or issued to any military arm or law enforcement agency stating that it’s very use indicates that the firearm is “non-sporting”. Shortly after, the Remington 870 and Mossberg 500 are deemed to be “non-sporting”. It becomes a snowball effect with the Remington 700 and Winchester 70 also labeled as "non-sporting”. Not a month after the law is enacted, it's amended to now include additional language prohibiting any firearms currently or previously issued to foreign nations and since the Israeli Army uses the Ruger 10/22 that too becomes banned. Many .22 caliber handguns have been used to train military and law enforcement and are therefore also deemed “non-sporting”. By now, law enforcement realizes that they can enter any firearm into their inventory thus making it “non-sporting”. Any Supreme Court fight is far off.

What's your move?

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