Some wonder why lower courts have openly thumbed their noses at the Heller and McDonald decisions over the last decade. Scalia went out of his way to make clear that “nothing 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.”
And that’s why we get proclamations like this . . .
To all who believe that gun rights are inalienable and fundamental and cannot be restricted, please read Justice Scalia’s opinion. It is essentially still the law of the land. It is commonly referred to as the “Heller Decision” or the District of Columbia v. Heller decision. Just Google it, and please read it in its entirety, not just the first section. Please understand that if you truly support our Constitution, you must support both gun rights and reasonable gun violence protections. You can’t proclaim absolute guarantees only on those parts of the Constitution that you like.
– Peter Fairchild, Think Gun Rights are Inalienable? Read Heller.
Let’s see how much New York Rifle State Rifle & Pistol Association moves the ball forward from where Scalia left it.