Justice Scalia Opens Door for Gun-Control Legislation

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said  Sunday the Second Amendment leaves open the possibility of gun-control legislation, adding to what has become a slow-boiling debate on the issue since the Colorado movie theater massacre earlier this month.

Scalia, one of the high court’s most conservative justices, said on “Fox News Sunday” that the majority opinion in the landmark 2008 case of District of Columbia v. Heller stated the extent of gun ownership “will have to be decided in future cases.”

“We’ll see,” he said.

Scalia’s  comments follow the July 20 massacre at the Aurora, Colo., movie theater in which the alleged gunman, with the help of a semi-automatic weapon and an ammunition clip that could hold as many as 100 rounds, killed 12 and wounded 59 others.

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17 comments on “Justice Scalia Opens Door for Gun-Control Legislation
  1. Remington 870 says:

    Still unconvinced the Colorado theater shooter acted alone. How did he purchase $20K of firearms, body armor and ammo? This shooter was perfect patsy for such a killing and met government recruiting standards….unstable, white, educated, and delusional. Perfect canidate to help Thug Team Obama destroy the 2d ammendment. A disarmed people are a vulnerable people, according to Adolph Hitler.

  2. el_loco_jp says:

    If patrons (or ushers) in the theater had been armed, the massacre would have been far less severe. In fact, if the cowardly assassin had known that there were armed viewers in the audience, he would not have even attempted his murderous rampage.

  3. sean murry says:

    Scalia is a two faced SOB.

  4. jojo says:

    NYC Mayor Bloomersberg said that the NRA’S influence is highly exaggerated.
    Harry Reid said he couldn’t fit the debate into the bill, when asked if he could debate on it next year? NICE TRY is all he said.
    I find that fascinating.
    Bloomersberg and lousenberg must be going bananas!

  5. jong says:

    This article is either incorrect or just a plain lie. What the justice did say was that he was comfortable and supported the hand held weapons up to and including anti-tank rockets but, when it came to artillery he might have some questions. Please dont cause problems when they do not exist we have enough real ones to keep us quite busy.

  6. Thomas Gill says:

    Guess who else is in favor of gun control?That new world order guy romney.Did you know he agrees with 95% of what that sleaze ball odumbo wants?So,to me,romney is just as sleazy as odumbo

  7. Proudamerican says:

    It’s not his to negotiate away. It shall stand as written or it will stand by force-you morons decide which way.


    well is he going to be the one that collects the guns? their all chicken shi* when it comes to that part of gun control. !!!!!!!!

  9. LiveFreeOrDie says:

    Justice Scalia would never do a Justice Roberts on us!

  10. truth76 says:

    I did not hear Justice Scalia say he was in favor of gun control. He said we will have to look at what comes down the pipe. You idiots that say Romney is the same as Odumbo must have your heads up your ***. Nothing or nobody could possibly be as bad as Odumbo. Well Pelosi and Reid could be as bad.

    • TOO INFORMED says:

      We, as responsible American people KNOW what is right or wrong. We responsible Americans KNOW that wanton killing is wrong. There are some people who should not even own a butter knife, let alone a firearm. If every responsible citizen carried a gun, the wanton killing of innocent people would drop to less than 1%. Would YOU walk into a police station waving a gun? NO, why? Because EVERY cop in that building is carrying a weapon and they are not afraid to use it to stop a crime or a potential crime. An armed Nation is a safe Nation.

  11. 1776Patriot says:

    They have disarmed every country on the planet the left uses alinsky tactics to inch us into being disarmed. Already gun free zones in Chicago, New York, Detroit, Washinton DC. These whole cities have lost the 2nd amendment right to bear arms. They are currently attacking the ammo industry if no ammo the guns become clubs. Foolish sheep . If your not a member of a miltia or have big family. your defensless.

  12. LoneStar says:

    Guard with Jealous attention the Public Liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that Jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but down right force. When ever you give up the force, you are inevitably ruined. [Quote by Patrick Henry[

  13. Dragonheart says:

    Like all the biased media they took Scalia’s comments out of context to suit their own propaganda.

  14. I think the oblahblah thugs put this guy up to this to exploit for gun control. Funny how it happened just days before oblahblah was supposed to sign the U.N. anti-Gun Treaty. He’ll go free with a new identity and place to live.

  15. Rick Baldwin says:

    Horrible headline,whoever wrote it should be shot.