Gun Control

2nd Amendment Doesn't Extend to Machine Guns, Says Court

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that "machine guns are 'dangerous and unusual weapons' that are unprotected by the Second Amendment."

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The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is joining the ranks of appeals courts in the Third, Sixth, and Eighth circuits by declaring Americans don't have a right to own machine guns.

The court ruled "machine guns are 'dangerous and unusual weapons' that are unprotected by the Second Amendment."

The Wall Street Journal's Law Blog first reported the ruling Thursday.

The Ninth Circuit's ruling comes after Alaskan Matthew Wayne Henry was sentenced to two years in prison for illegally owning a machine gun.