Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is not a stupid man (unlike Clarence Thomas whose intellectual prowess is highly questionable); Scalia was 2nd in his class at Harvard law. Here is part of that exchange.
Chris Wallace: What about these technological limitations? Obviously, we’re not now talking about a handgun or a musket, we’re talking about a weapon that can fire a hundred shots in a minute.
Scalia: We’ll see. Obviously the amendment does not apply to arms that can not be carried. It’s to ‘keep and bear’ so it doesn’t apply to cannons. But I suppose there are handheld rocket launchers that can bring down airplanes that will have to — it’s will have to be decided.
I’m fully in favor of the 2nd amendment and I believe people have the right to purchase guns. The question is whether or not these guns should be registered and what kind of guns are allowed. I do not agree with Chief Justice Scalia that the Constitution would allow for people to carry handheld rocket launchers and I am fully in favor of bringing back the automatic rifles ban.
We lose as many people to guns in America every six weeks as we lost in 9/11. Where’s the major freakout?
The Atlantic writes HERE:
Since 9/11, the Brady Campaign tells us, there have been an estimated 334,168 gun deaths* in the United States, a figure that includes homicides, suicides, and unintentional shooting deaths. The total is 100 times larger than the toll of September 11, 2001. Each year, since that day, approximately 30,000 people have been killed by firearms in America. Yet there has been no cry for state or federal policies of prevention over punishment, no loud call for a proactive rather than a reactive approach to gun violence. Imagine how different America would be today if those figures tolled for acts of terrorism instead of acts of gun violence.
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