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The Second Amendment

by | 26th, June 2008

In a tight 5-4 decision, Justice Antonin Scalia stated:

“Undoubtedly some think that the Second Amendment is outmoded in a society where our standing army is the pride of our nation, where well-trained police forces provide personal security and where gun violence is a serious problem,” Scalia wrote. “That is perhaps debatable, but what is not debatable is that it is not the role of this court to pronounce the Second Amendment extinct.” […]

“The Constitution leaves the District of Columbia a variety of tools for combating that problem, including some measures regulating handguns,” Scalia wrote. “But the enshrinement of constitutional rights necessarily takes certain policy choices off the table. These include the absolute prohibition of handguns held and used for self-defense in the home.”

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