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Thursday, February 22, 2018
Scalia on the 2nd Amendment
This is to remind the 2nd Amendment worshippers and those who revered Justice Scalia as an originalist on the Supreme Court.
These are his words:
DC v Heller, currently the law of the land, specifically accepts the regulation of weapon type, place of carriage and restrictions. Scalia, for the majority:
"Like most rights, the Second Amendment right is not unlimited. It is not a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose: For example, concealed weapons prohibitions have been upheld under the Amendment or state analogues. The Court’s opinion should not be taken to cast doubt on longstanding prohibitions on the possession of firearms by felons and the mentally ill, or laws forbidding the carrying of firearms in sensitive places such as schools and government buildings, or laws imposing conditions and qualifications on the commercial sale of arms."