Conservative Hero Justice Scalia Wanted to Ban Guns?

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Interesting coming from a high conservative on the SCOTUS. Wonder what his fellow conservatives thought about his stance on this?
 
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What part of the Right to Keep and Bear arms is anyone having trouble with.

Scalia used the term "weapon".
 
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The quote in the OP in context, which would preclude laws banning or regulating assualt style weapons:

Although we do not undertake an exhaustive historical analysis today of the full scope of the Second Amendment , 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.

We also recognize another important limitation on the right to keep and carry arms. 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.”​
 
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What part of the Right to Keep and Bear arms is anyone having trouble with.

Scalia used the term "weapon".
I'm sorry you don't understand the scope of his quote in your blinded prejudice.

He was referring to the second amendment.
 
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That is a hyperbolic statement. Scalia merely conceded that the 2nd Amendment does not prohibit the regulation by Congress of firearm ownership.
 
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What part of the Right to Keep and Bear arms is anyone having trouble with.

Scalia used the term "weapon".
That has zero bearing on what Scalia believed the right to bear arms means. Scalia stated that in the right to bear arms in the home was constitutional...but even he admitted that the right to bear arms does not mean...ALL ARMS.

[video=youtube;BOmM6qBnbrI]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOmM6qBnbrI[/video]
 
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The quote in the OP in context, which would preclude laws banning or regulating assualt style weapons:

Although we do not undertake an exhaustive historical analysis today of the full scope of the Second Amendment , 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.

We also recognize another important limitation on the right to keep and carry arms. 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.”​
I don't see the cut-out for assault weapons, even in full context.