… Watch out for those head axes!
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia appeared on Fox News Sunday where Chris Wallace asked about whether gun control limitations can be legislated using his theories of “textualism”, “originalism” and “purposivism”
“We’ll see,” Scalia said, suggesting that future court cases will determine what limitations on modern-day weapons are permissible.
“Some undoubtedly are [permissible] because there were some that were acknowledged at the time” , Scalia said. He cited a practice from that era known as “frighting,” where people “carried around a really horrible weapon just to scare people, like a head axe or something. That was, I believe, a misdemeanor.”
“So yes, there are some limitations that can be imposed,” Scalia said. “What they are will depend on what the society understood were reasonable limitations at the time.”
Shit, and I was getting ready to go out and buy myself a brand new head axe!
Now THIS is a “Frighting”
There, I just committed a misdemeanor.