I am not making excuses for anybody this is what he said:
from the Hill
The conservative justice described, as he has many times before, his textual approach to interpreting the Constitution, which requires that its provisions be read according to their meaning at the time of its drafting. New gun restrictions, he said, would be weighed very carefully.
My starting point and probably my ending point will be what limitations are within the understood limitations that the society had at the time, he said. They had some limitations on the nature of arms that could be bought. So well see what those limitations are as applied to modern weapons.
Scalia pointed out that the Second Amendment did not apply to arms that cannot be hand-carried, such as cannons.”
There are assault weapons all around the home. Baseball bats, guitars, hockey sticks, golf clubs, kitchen knives, laptops, belts, the list goes on for a long time.
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.”