Skip to comments.Scalia: Guns May be Regulated
Posted on 07/29/2012 8:04:50 AM PDT by Greystoke
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Yes, the federal injustices did pronounced their limits to apply to our States. But in doing so they must follow historic precedence too, That means the exceptions historically present and necessary for some State & local Governments will be available to Washington to exploit.
Incorporation of the 2nd amendment was ultimately the DEATH of the 2nd amendment because it cannot be upheld in every local situation, it now also cannot be upheld against Washington.
Tench Coxe, writing as "the Pennsylvanian" in the Philadelphia Federal Gazette, 1788:Why, Scalia? To frighten you and every other functionary of the federal government so that you'll remember who's boss and not slip into bad, old habits of governments around the world and throughout time.
"The power of the sword, say the minority of Pennsylvania, is in the hands of Congress. My friends and countrymen, it is not so, for the powers of the sword are in the hands of the yeomanry of America from 16 to 60. The militia of these free commonwealths, entitled and accustomed to their arms, when compared with any possible army, must be tremendous and irresistible. Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves? Is it feared, then, that we shall turn our arms each man against his own bosom? Congress has no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birthright of an American. The unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people."
Nope watched it myself.
We have not lost anything. The Justice is warning us that the second amendment is in jeopardy.
He used "Head Axe" as an example. However 100 clip magazines were what prompted the discussion. Scalia would have been better off to have said nothing. Sort of like another Dick forgot to do today.
In the post I replied to, you basically left out anything that could be put into the category of heavier ‘arms’, such as machine guns/anything crew served, explosives, and anything launched out of a tube.
And I have no doubts that should the need arise for regular citizens to become the 'militia' once again, folks who want those weapons will find them.
Justice Joseph Story, appointed to the Supreme Court by our Constitution’s principal author, James Madison, wrote in his “Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States” (1833), “The right of the citizens to keep and bear arms has justly been considered, as the palladium of the liberties of the republic; since it offers a strong moral check against usurpation and arbitrary power of the rulers; and will generally, even if these are successful in the first instance, enable the people to resist and triumph over them.”
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