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    All proposals to prevent gun violence are infringements upon the Second Amendment

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    Even Antonin Scalia says that the Second Amendment is “not unlimited”


    The Supreme Court reaffirmed that the Second Amendment permits the regulation of firearms in the landmark 2008 case District Of Columbia v. Heller. In the majority opinion, Justice Antonin Scalia wrote that the Second Amendment is "not unlimited" as "commentators and courts routinely explained that the right was not a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose." Scalia continued:

    [N]othing in our opinion should be taken to cast doubt on longstanding prohibitions on the possession of firearms by felons and the mentally ill, or laws forbidding the carrying of firearms in sensitive places such as schools and government buildings, or laws imposing conditions and qualifications on the commercial sale of arms.

    We also recognize another important limitation on the right to keep and carry arms. [United States v.] Miller said, as we have explained, that the sorts of weapons protected were those "in common use at the time." We think that limitation is fairly supported by the historical tradition of prohibiting the carrying of "dangerous and unusual weapons."