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The Supreme Court Provided Clear Guidance for Gun Control; by Diane Ravitch

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Why hasn’t anyone previously focused on pages 54-55 Heller decision, written by Justice Antonin Scalia? The Justices provide approval for various kinds of gun control, and declare: “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 on laws forbidding the carrying of firearms in sensitive places such as schools and governmentbuildings, or laws imposing conditions and qualifications on the commercial sale of arms.” The CONSERVATIVE majority DID NOT HAVE TO write these things into their ruling — but they did in order to give lawmakers a clear path to constitutional gun control.

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