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  •  Scalia wrote Heller specifically (5+ / 0-)

    acknowledging that the 2nd Amendment right could be subject to regulation, just that an absolute ban on handguns went too far.  

    If you are going to find that the Second Amendment is an individual, rather than a collective, right (and that issue was debatable, given all the history and arguments one way or the other), then saying "you can't absolutely ban a type of weapon that most people want for a lawful purpose -- self defense -- as that goes too far and is too great an intrusion on the right set out in the Second Amendment, but don't read this opinion as saying you can't regulate guns, because all of us on the Supreme Court agree that clearly you can" is a "sane" analysis.

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