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Bullfrog
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“FlexWagtail”Airguns are NOT protected by the Second Amendment 

Although that one trial court opinion gives some reason for concern for the people of New York, its not the final say as to whether the Second Amendment protects airguns. In fact, there’s a high likelihood that NY case was overruled by a Supreme Court case from 2016 that clearly stated that the Second Amendment applies to weapons other than firearms. In that particular case, the weapon in question was a stungun. The Supreme Court held that a State may not ban general possession of stun guns because of the Second Amendment. It shot down the State’s arguments, which were basically the same arguments the NY trial court judge put out in his case against airguns.

https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/15pdf/14-10078_aplc.pdf

I would think the same logic would apply to our airguns.  That wouldn’t mean airguns couldn’t be regulated just as firearms are, as firearms are still regulated with some restrictions such as how they may be carried and who may carry them. But I doubt after the 2016 opinion they could be banned outright.