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A Glorious Sunset

Thursday, July 15, 2004

The ban targeted a variety of semi-automatic weapons in the midst of a public debate designed to conflate them with actual automatic military assault rifles. The ban`s logic had far more to do with the guns` cosmetic features, which made them look like scary weapons from the movies, than with their actual functioning. Reason contributor David Kopel wrote a very thorough analysis of why the ban should not even have passed a "rational basis" legal challenge, never mind constitutional muster.

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