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Scalia: Guns May be Regulated

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John Aloysius Farrell
National Journal [1]
July 29, 2012

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.”

As an originalist scholar, Scalia looks to the text of the Constitution—which confirms the right to bear arms—but also the context of 18th-century history. “They had some limitations on the nature of arms that could be borne,” he told host Chris Wallace.

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[1] National Journal: http://www.nationaljournal.com/scalia-guns-may-be-regulated-20120729

[2] Michael Moore Pleads For Gun Control After The Colorado Theater Shooting: ‘I’m Sick Of This’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/michael-moore-pleads-for-gun-control-after-the-colorado-theater-shooting-im-sick-of-this.html

[3] Why Are Republicans Calling To Disarm The American People?: http://www.prisonplanet.com/why-are-republicans-calling-to-disarm-the-american-people.html

[4] Sales of Guns Soar in U.S. as Nation Weighs Tougher Limits: http://www.prisonplanet.com/sales-of-guns-soar-in-u-s-as-nation-weighs-tougher-limits.html

[5] Gun sales surge after Connecticut massacre: http://www.prisonplanet.com/gun-sales-surge-after-connecticut-massacre.html

[6] DOJ Memo: Outlaw and Confiscate All Guns: http://www.prisonplanet.com/doj-memo-outlaw-and-confiscate-all-guns.html

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