Gun terminology can be very tricky if you are an uneducated left-wing gun grabber like this commentator. The Second Amendment Police are no less forgiving than the Grammer Police when it comes to insisting that all your T’s are crossed and all your I’s are dotted. In this case, the FOX news commentator gets the idea of magazines and clips when talking about semi-automatic weapons.
On pp. 54 and 55, the majority opinion, written by conservative bastion Justice Antonin Scalia, states: “Like most rights, the right secured by the Second Amendment is not unlimited…”. It is “…not a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose.”
“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 (an earlier case) 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.’ ”
The court even recognizes a long-standing judicial precedent “…to consider… prohibitions on carrying concealed weapons.”
As Written and Reported By Amber Athey for the Daily Caller:
Liberal Fox News commentator Marie Harf insisted on Friday that supporters of the Second Amendment can also question if people need “high magazine clips.”
“Justice Scalia wrote, ‘the Second Amendment is not unlimited’…Republicans, and you just did it, say any gun restrictions that Democrats put forward is ‘against the Second Amendment,” Harf said on “Outnumbered.” “That’s not the case!”
“You can be a supporter of the Second Amendment and and also say, ‘maybe we shouldn’t have high magazine clips,’ for example,” she said, seemingly unaware that she just used a non-existent gun term.
A simple explainer from Guns & Ammo explains the difference between clips and magazines.
“You know that boxy rectangular thingy that holds cartridges and slides into the bottom of your semi-auto pistol? It’s not a clip — no matter how often the term is misused. It’s a magazine,” they explain. “In essence, clips feed magazines. Magazines feed firearms.”…..
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