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Old March 21, 2013, 10:43 AM   #1
Glenn E. Meyer
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The Perils of Scalia

We seemingly rejoiced over Heller. However, was it a definitive game changer?

I know we have several AWB threads running but this is a different take. Shotgun Joe Biden has said this over the failure of the AWB this time:

"I'm still pushing that it pass — we are still pushing that it pass. The same thing was told to me when the first assault weapons ban in '94 was attached to the Biden crime bill, that it couldn't possibly pass. It was declared dead several times.

"I believe that the vast majority of the American people agree with us, the vast majority of gun owners agree with us, that military-style assault weapons are — these are weapons of war; they don't belong in the street.

"And [in] the recent decision declaring the right of someone to own a weapon in their home for self-protection, Justice [Antonin] Scalia acknowledged that you can constitutionally ban certain types of weapons. And so I haven't given up on this."
The NY and CO laws and others in the works are clearly playing Scalia to argue (if they buy Heller - which four on the SCOTUS don't), that a double barrel fired in the air is the Constitutional way to go.

If, hopefully, these new state laws get to the court in real time, will Scalia and company realize that they cannot dance around the issue this time?
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