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Justice Antonin Scalia indicated that
In a PBS "Newshour" interview on Aug. 9, 2012, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Antonin Scalia stated: "[R]ead the opinion in Heller. It didn't purport to say everybody can carry whatever weapons he wants. In fact, it mentioned that there was a misdemeanor in ancient times called affrighting. Affrighting consisted of carrying a frightening weapon,
The opinion in Heller refers to District of Columbia v. Heller (No. 07-290), June 26, 2008. And, that's right, folks, this is the same Justice Scalia known for his conservative approach to law.
Elsewhere in the interview, Scalia responded to a question about the death penalty by saying "If the people really don't want it, pass a law, as many states have done."
So, if we really want "certain restrictions on the bearing of arms," as citizens, we can pass a law to that effect. The choice, the responsibility, and the consequences for our action, or inaction, belong to us and no one else--not the politicians, not the lobbyists. Inaction and indifference are also choices.