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California's 4th District (Division 1) Court of Appeal just held that the Second Amendment does not apply to semi-automatic firearms like "AK" platform rifles. "We construe Heller as standing for the proposition that the right secured by the Second Amendment is 'not a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose' (Heller, supra, 554 U.S. at p. 626), but is instead the right to possess and carry weapons typically possessed by law-abiding citizens for lawful purposes such as hunting or self-defense . . . We agree with James that the ban on AK series rifles does not impinge on rights protected by the Second Amendment because assault weapons 'are at least as dangerous and unusual as the short-barreled shotgun' (James, supra, 174 Cal.App.4th at p. 677), which Millerconcluded (with apparent approval from Heller) was outside the scope of the Second Amendment's guarantee. (James, at pp. 674-675.)" From

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