An Unconstitutional Gun Law?

I said in the post immediately below, “Gun Nonsense From The White House,” that “[t]he only thing that can be said in favor of the White House proposal [to ban "assault weapons" and high capacity magazines] is that it’s not as crazy as what New York just passed, about which I will have something up somewhere soon.”

Soon is now, the “somewhere” is National Review Online (thanks to the good offices of John Fund, NRO columnist extraordinaire), and the “something” is “New York’s Magazine Ban: Unconstitutional?

UPDATE

For more on the flaws in the New York law, see Hans Bader’s excellent article.

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  1. Captain Nemo January 18, 2013 at 11:38 pm | | Reply

    John, just to clarify things the law effectively outlaws most newer i.e. 80s and later handguns. Many older ones such as the Colt 1911 hold 7 rounds. Glock even makes one — the model 36, that holds six. Seven or 8 rounds was pretty much the standard in the pre-Glock days, except for the Browning Hi-Power. Some newer revolvers i.e. Taurus 608, will also hold more than seven rounds (the 608 holds 8 rounds of .357, some .22 revolvers will hold nine rounds). So I guess it’s back to the good old days in NY!

  2. Stan Hoff January 19, 2013 at 11:07 am | | Reply

    Magazine for Pistol, M1911, Cal .45 is 7 round capacity. This was the standard US military pistol over 80 years.

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