We need to make sure every gun sale includes a background check, and we need to make sure weapons of war are not available in the civilian market.
Executive Director Protect Minnesota: Working to End Gun Violence
January 20, 2013
Minnesotans rally at State Capitol against stricter controls on guns
[Don’t ever let anyone get away with telling you no one wants to take your guns.
We can conclude that she has no regard for settled Constitutional law. This is because of United States v. Miller 59 S.Ct. 816(1939) specifically said that military equipment is protected by the Second Amendment:
In the absence of any evidence tending to show that possession or use of a ‘shotgun having a barrel of less than eighteen inches in length’ at this time has some reasonable relationship to the preservation or efficiency of a well regulated militia, we cannot say that the Second Amendment guarantees the right to keep and bear such an instrument. Certainly it is not within judicial notice that this weapon is any part of the ordinary military equipment or that its use could contribute to the common defense.
Ms. Martens should also research Constitutional law regarding the “chilling effect” of regulations, such as background checks, on specific enumerated rights.—Joe]