Antonin Scalia is doing a publicity tour for his book or his ego or whatever, and stopped by Fox News Sunday to say some really stupid and dangerous things about how the Second Amendment might limit “frighting” — carrying a huge axe just to scare the shit out of people — but may not limit anything that can be held in your hand — like a rocket launcher.
Yes, that’s right — a fucking rocket launcher:
WALLACE: What about… a weapon that can fire a hundred shots in a minute?
SCALIA: We’ll see. Obviously the Amendment does not apply to arms that cannot be hand-carried — it’s to keep and “bear,” so it doesn’t apply to cannons — but I suppose here are hand-held rocket launchers that can bring down airplanes, that will have to be decided.
WALLACE: How do you decide that if you’re a textualist?
SCALIA: Very carefully.
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