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Why, no. No, they didn’t.

“Did the framers of our Constitution ever envision something like a semi-automatic weapon?” [Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles, D-Seattle] asked.

*sigh* Nor did they envision the Internet or Scientology, yet these are also protected under the Bill of Rights…

Three WA legislators have introduced a ban on so-called assault weapons, partially in response to the ambush and murder of a Seattle policeman. Ironically, the weapon alleged to have been used in this specific attack, while a semi-automatic rifle, is unlikely to be banned under any such legislation.

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