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Old April 14, 2013, 09:52 AM   #57
Glenn E. Meyer
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To continue with my concerns. I have been involved in the campus carry debate. After all, some of the greatest force for the antigun forces has been the rampages at schools - VT, Columbine and Newton. I have testified for a campus carry bill in TX (which will probably go nowhere yet again in a seemingly progun state), told our Faculty Senate that they were incorrect and had public disagreement with our President (not a shrinking violet am I). Thus, as I said - we can run, hide and flee after the first thirty or so are killed. As quoted in the TX newspapers, I am left with my ninja IPad of death.

All that might have been washed away, except for this pearl of wisdom:

Quote:
2. Like most rights, the Second Amendment right is not unlimited.
It is not a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any
manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose: For example, concealed
weapons prohibitions have been upheld under the Amendment
or state analogues. The Court’s opinion should not 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. Miller’s holding that the sorts of weapons protected are those
“in common use at the time” finds support in the historical tradition
of prohibiting the carrying of dangerous and unusual weapons.
Pp. 54–56.
Thus, tell me how Scalia's words of wisdom have helped in the battle to allow one to protect against a school rampage? I really fail to see it.

Again, it will be an empirical question whether prose becomes actuality for gun rights. A 2nd Amend. challenge to carrying in schools seems already lost. Even in strong gun rights states, carry at schools is an iffy proposition.

Maybe I will be allowed to carry a Biden Double Barrel Blaster to school - yep.

IIRC, in McDonald - the antigun justices returned to the position that there is no right to bear arms as we see it.
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