California civil attorney Chuck Michel was on Cam & Co. this week to discuss the BATFE’s efforts to ban the import of certain shotguns as “not suitable for sporting purposes”…[audio:http://www.sanfernandovalleygunowners.org/oversized-files/04_20_11_Chuck_on_Cam_And_Company.mp3]
As Chuck points out, the whole concept of “sporting purposes” may go out the window post-Heller and post-McDonald. The Courts now recognize that the original intent of the 2nd Amendment was to protect our right to possess an efficient means of self-defense; and the shotguns in question certainly are effective tools for self-defense. The notion that the Founders intended to protect the National Guard has been tossed aside as absurd. Could the notion that they intended to protect the right to sporting goods be far behind?