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Obama Gov’t Preparing To Disarm American Citizens

| 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.

In a wide-ranging interview, Scalia also stuck by his criticism of Chief Justice John Roberts and the majority opinion in the ruling that upheld the Affordable Care Act this summer. “You don’t interpret a penalty to be a pig. It can’t be a pig,” said Scalia, of the court’s decision to call the penalty for not obtaining health insurance a tax. “There is no way to regard this penalty as a tax.”

Scalia, a septuagenarian, said he had given no thought to retiring. “My wife doesn’t want me hanging around the house,” he joked. But he did say he would try to time his retirement from the court so that a justice of similar conservative sentiments would take his place, presumably as the appointee of a Republican president. “Of course I would not like to be replaced by somebody who sets out immediately to undo” what he has spent decades trying to achieve, the justice said. source – Fox News

 

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  1. Sonya says:

    In the name of public safety, we Americans are having our rights stripped away, slowly, but surely, one by one. “Peace and safety…then sudden destruction shall be upon them.” If guns are criminalized, they’ll just go underground, like liquor in the prohibition era. What are they thinking? Even the war on drugs is a joke. Gun control begins with self control, and self control begins in the heart, transformed by Jesus Christ.

  2. Mark Bearden says:

    Thank you Sonya your statements are totally true the old time statement that Guns don’t kill people is correct people kill people what they happen to use in not at fault. The person using the object is at fault and the only way to cure the problem is thru a heart change and the only way to change a heart is thru Jesus Christ. Do knives come after guns and then baseball bats? If we out law guns what about hands that strangle or beat or even the words that bullies use to cause someone to commit suicide. Could those words not be called killers if guns are killers both can do nothing on their own but in the hands and mouths of people they cause infinite pain and suffering.

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