ATF Head on Heller
ATF is pleased with the Supreme Court’s ruling recognizing that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to possess firearms, including for private purposes unrelated to militia operations.
And there’s this: In addition, the court appropriately recognized that the ‘carrying of dangerous and unusual weapons,’ such as machineguns, is not protected by the amendment.
I don’t think the court specified that machineguns were what they meant when they referred to dangerous and unusual weapons. All weapons are dangerous. And machineguns are only unusual due to 74 years of federal gun regulations.