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.
I’m far less impressed with Scalia than I am with Clarence Thomas.
He’s great at enunciating meaningless legal distinctions. As in, “The Second guarantees an individual right to keep and bear arms, but you can’t exercise that right in any meaningful way.”