Skip to comments.Scalia: Guns May be Regulated
Posted on 07/29/2012 8:04:50 AM PDT by Greystoke
Justice Antonin Scalia, one of the Supreme Court's most vocal and conservative justices, said on Sunday that the Second Amendment leaves room for U.S. legislatures to regulate guns, including menacing hand-held weapons.
"It will have to be decided in future cases," Scalia said on Fox News Sunday. But there were legal precedents from the days of the Founding Fathers that banned frightening weapons which a constitutional originalist like himself must recognize. There were also "locational limitations" on where weapons could be carried, the justice noted.
When asked if that kind of precedent would apply to assault weapons, or 100-round ammunition magazines like those used in the recent Colorado movie theater massacre, Scalia declined to speculate. "We'll see," he said. '"It will have to be decided."
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I think this is being taken out of context, as usual.
WTF? Is he channelling John Roberts now? Why the hell is it that only conservatives regress? Shall not be infringed should be pretty easy for a strict constructionist/originalist
Watching the interview now and it was taken out of context.
RATS wet their pants at the sight of ANY weapon...
Tony, we gotta disagree on this one.
They own all of the government now... scalia is gone. Only Thomas remains unblemished... and that is speaking of the entire damned government.
This is what frustrates me the most about some people on FR. We claim that the media is lame, yet pants are wet by out of context statements intentially published to elicit a response.
Tenche Coxe, The Pennsylvania Gazette, Feb. 20, 1788.
The founders wouldn't agree with you.
Like LBJ said, if we lose Cronkite read Scalia, we lose everything.
...well, since we’re going to sit on asses and let them....
Please fill in the context.
They have taken over and own everyone in positions of power and influence. We “may” have lost the Republic... there is no will to stand and fight... unless you are a Conservative... then everyone wants to fight against you/us. We even have our own defending these bastards.
Guns are regulated. I don’t see how you can draw any other conclusion. The real question is what the limit to that regulation is.
The lefties are going to say that the only thing you have a right to is a musket, and that they can even prevent you from taking that in prohibited areas, as well as track them.
The right to bear arms is not going to be defined by the Constitution. It will need to be upheld in the legislature.
Sorry Scalia, the wording of the 2nd is clear. It means even YOU as a FEDERAL employee have no authority to regulate our God Given right to keep and bear arms.
He’s correct that any potential ruling will depend upon the case presented. Free speech can be curtailed as in the tired “yelling fire in a crowded theater” example so it depends upon the case.
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