Scalia: 'Limitations' could be imposed on guns in the future (Video)Submitted by emalvini on Sun, 07/29/2012 - 13:26
Scalia: 'Limitations' could be imposed on guns in the future (Video)
By Jeff Poor
On this weekend’s broadcast of “Fox News Sunday,” host Chris Wallace asked Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia to react to the possibility that gun laws might change in the wake of the shooting tragedy in Aurora, Colo. earlier this month.
Wallace wanted to know how much power state governments and legislatures had to regulate firearms, including semiautomatic weapons.
“What the opinion in [District of Columbia v. Heller] said is that it will have to be decided in future cases what limitations upon the right to keep and bear arms are permissible,” Scalia said. “Some undoubtedly are because there were some that were acknowledged at the time [of the writing of the Constitution] … so, yes, there are some limitations that can be imposed. What they are will depend on what the society understood were reasonable limitations at the time.”