Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) argued Thursday that while there is a right to bear arms, there is no constitutional right to own assault weapons used to kill large numbers of people.
"We know that there is no inalienable right to own and operate 100-round clips on AR-15 assault rifles," Schumer said at a news conference to introduce legislation to ban assault weapons. "That's certainly within the framework of the heller decision where hopefully both sides can meet in the middle on that basis. Hundred-round clips aren't used for hunting. They aren't used for self-defense. They are used to maximize the amount of damage one can do in a short amount of time."