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Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) grilled the nominee about his view that assault weapons couldn’t be regulated, asking what evidence he used to justify his position that assault weapons were “in common use” and thus their ownership was protected by the Second Amendment.​
Kavanaugh dodged the question, saying, “Machine guns can be prohibited.” Feinstein responded, “I think we’re on totally different wavelengths.” She noted that machine guns had long been prohibited and went on to press him on assault weapons, highlighting their use in multiple school shootings in recent years. Feinstein wanted to know what evidence or research he’d drawn on to support his assertion that assault weapons were “common.” Kavanaugh insisted that “millions and millions” of assault weapons were owned in the United States, to which Feinstein replied, “You’re saying numbers define common use?”​
 

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Note that article is near 5 years old. Consider the amount of EBRs and EFDERs* put into civilian hands in the interim. Add up the EDSRs** and EJCRs*** and its a whole lot of `em.

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September 5, 2018

Kavanaugh Defends Opinion That Assault Weapons Are “Common” and Can’t Be Banned
*evil flat dark earth rifles
**evil desert sand rifles
***evil jungle camo rifles
 

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Note that article is near 5 years old. Consider the amount of EBRs and EFDERs* put into civilian hands in the interim.

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*evil flat dark earth rifles
Note that article is about his Senate Judiciary confirmation hearings, so it kind of has to be written in 2018 to be relevant and newsworthy.

Anyway, he was all for EBRs. It is the machine gun quote which I highlighted for a reason.

I would be shocked if any Justice outside of Thomas and Alito is willing to put pen to paper to say that 18 USC 922(o) violates the Second Amendment. That is what this lawsuit is about.
 

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His dissent under discussion said it very well.

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In 2011, Brett Kavanaugh wrote a dissent in a case in which he argued that the District of Columbia’s ban on assault weapons was unconstitutional. “A ban on a class of arms is not an ‘incidental’ regulation,” he wrote. “It is equivalent to a ban on a category of speech.” No other court has agreed with Kavanaugh on this front, and other appeals courts have upheld reasonable limits on gun ownership.
 

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So . . . you think he was lying to the Judiciary Committee about how he might rule on machine guns and the Second Amendment?
 

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No, overall thats his general view on classifying arms in general. Could be his view matured on full auto.

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