Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The Full-Blown Bat-Doodoo Crazy Nut-Job 'Originalist' On The US Supreme Court

That would be Antonin Scalia. From a ThinkProgress transcript of a Fox News Sunday interview of Scalia by Chris Wallace on subjects related to the Aurora tragedy, Scalia hinted at the possibility that hand-held rocket launchers could be protected under the Second Amendment:
WALLACE: What 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 cannot be hand-carried — it’s to keep and “bear,” so it doesn’t apply to cannons — but I suppose here are hand-held rocket launchers that can bring down airplanes, that will have to be decided.
WALLACE: How do you decide that if you’re a textualist?
SCALIA: Very carefully.
Inevitably, in response to that statement by a Justice on our nation's highest court, someone will undertake to try exactly that... using a hand-held rocket launcher to bring down an aircraft, perhaps arguing that it belongs to drug-runners and that "Scalia says I have the right!"

Some days, I feel like moving to another country, if I could only find one in which the weapons laws are saner. At the rate they're changing in the US, that may not be hard.

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