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Scalia: Guns May be Regulated

• By John Aloysius Farrell
"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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Comment by Temper Bay
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How easily we forget the basics of our language.  Scalia apparently has forgotten the definition of 'infringe' and refuses to look it up in a dictionary.   But....then again....it might be he thinks he is so god-like that he can change the the definition, or cast it aside.  We 'are' a police-state.


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