Justice Scalia says Guns May be Regulated

As reported on Fox News (“Scalia opens door for gun-control legislation, extends slow burning debate“) and in National Journal (“Scalia: Guns May be Regulated“), Justice Antonin Scalia has said that regulating weapons would pass a constitutional test. A few people were surprised that the court’s most conservative voice would take such a stance. It’s easy to forget that no right is unrestricted. Freedom of speech is not absolute and Scalia would probably make a very similar argument to the classic “shouting fire in a crowed theatre” limitation on free speech to back his argument for recognizing a prohibition on someone carrying a “really horrible weapon just to scare people like a head ax or something.”


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