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Scalia: Guns May be Regulated
National Journal ^ | July 29, 2012 | John Aloysius Farrell

Posted on 07/29/2012 8:04:50 AM PDT by Greystoke

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To: Monorprise
Incorporation took care of that. I think the 2nd amendment was recently incorporated to the states.

-PJ

151 posted on 07/29/2012 7:02:47 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (It doesn't come naturally when you're not natural born.)
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To: Political Junkie Too

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.


152 posted on 07/29/2012 7:12:50 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: Greystoke
As Ice Cube said in an interview in England, "It's in our Constitution. Guns are our last defense against tyranny. It's not about hunting."

We damn well better have some pretty frigging frightening weaponry in the hands of the citizens. Oh, Scalia, look at what this guy wrote one year after the Constitution was ratified:
Tench Coxe, writing as "the Pennsylvanian" in the Philadelphia Federal Gazette, 1788:

"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."
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.
153 posted on 07/29/2012 7:18:47 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: Perdogg
I think this is being taken out of context, as usual.

Nope watched it myself.

154 posted on 07/29/2012 7:48:36 PM PDT by itsahoot (Old people cost too much money. They make lots of typos too.)
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To: 1malumprohibitum

We have not lost anything. The Justice is warning us that the second amendment is in jeopardy.


155 posted on 07/29/2012 7:50:51 PM PDT by Judge Kovitzky (Eat more chicken.)
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To: reefdiver
Frightening ? What does that mean?

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.

156 posted on 07/29/2012 7:54:12 PM PDT by itsahoot (Old people cost too much money. They make lots of typos too.)
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To: Will88

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.


157 posted on 07/29/2012 10:03:42 PM PDT by wastedyears ("God? I didn't know he was signed onto the system.")
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To: JRandomFreeper
Full auto weapons and short shotguns are particularly useful arms for a militia, they shouldn't require a license.

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.

158 posted on 07/29/2012 10:47:25 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: LibLieSlayer

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.”


159 posted on 07/30/2012 4:55:35 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: TurboZamboni

Amen!

LLS


160 posted on 07/30/2012 5:23:32 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: Greystoke; Lurking Libertarian; JDW11235; Clairity; TheOldLady; Spacetrucker; Art in Idaho; ...

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161 posted on 07/30/2012 9:47:14 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan
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To: Greystoke

FU Scalia!

(never thought I would post that)


162 posted on 07/30/2012 5:29:37 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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To: Red in Blue PA
There are no “conservatives” on the SCOTUS. What passes for it are authoritarians.
163 posted on 07/30/2012 10:15:24 PM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (Let's name a law after a kid who died because of CAFE standards!)
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