Justice Scalia: Hand-held rocket launchers constitutional7/30/2012
Justice Antonin Scalia is sticking to his guns when it comes to strictly interpreting the Constitution. This morning on Fox News, when the discussion turned to gun control, in the wake of the Aurora, Col., massacre, Scalia suggested that even hand-held rocket launchers might be protected under the Second Amendment since they can be hand-carried. When asked whether weapons that can fire a hundred shots in a minute pass constitutional muster, Scalia said, “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.” [Source]
What do you think of Justice Scalia's suggestion?