“Like most rights, the right secured by the Second Amendment is not unlimited...nothing in our opinion should 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. We also recognize another important limitation on the right to keep and carry arms” —“prohibiting the carrying of ‘dangerous and unusual weapons.’ ”That was written by noted left-wing gun hater Antonin Scalia.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The right to bear arms is not absolute.
One thing that's driving me crazy about the post-Newtown debate is that wingers keep talking about guns as though there are absolutely no legal restrictions on their ownership and use, whatsoever, and never have been. This is ridiculous.