“A Somewhat Skeptical Take on Heller

Forgive the seemingly unnecessary quotation marks: I actually refer to the title of fine post on Reason. He very rightly calls out Justice Scalia for his inconsistencies. Furthermore, he points out, accurately, and distressingly, the narrow scope of understanding generally presented vis-à-vis the Second Amendment:

Justice Antonin Scalia’s opinion avoids any decision on incorporating the Second Amendment to the states, and his history suggests a strong reluctance to incorporate individual rights. Scalia’s opinion does interpret the Second Amendment as an individual right, but only for self-protection, and only in the home. The concept of the Second Amendment as a bulwark against an overly oppressive government seems dead.

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