...SAN FRANCISCO(AP) - A federal appeals court unanimously upheld California's ban on assault weapons Thursday, saying individuals had no right to bear arms under the Second Amendment.
"The historical record makes it equally plain that the amendment was not adopted in order to afford rights to individuals with respect to private gun ownership or possession," Judge Stephen Reinhardt wrote in the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals (news - web sites) decision.
So individuals weren't intended to be able to protect themseleves under the 2nd amendement. Ok, thanks Judge.