In a rare interview, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said that based on the Constitution and legal precedent, the possibility exists for states to regulate hand guns. Scalia cited the 2008 District of Columbia v. Heller case which ruled "the extent of gun ownership 'will have to be decided in future cases.'"
Scalia, often considered the most conservative member of the Supreme Court, made the statement on Fox News Sunday. As Fox News reports, Scalia added, "We'll see."
The Washington Times also reported on Scalia's opinions on gun control:
On gun control, which has been in the spotlight since the July 20 mass shooting at a Colorado movie theater, Justice Scalia hinted that something could be done to control semi-automatic weapons.
"Yes, there are some limitations that can be imposed," he said. "Obviously, the [Second Amendment] does not apply to arms that cannot be carried. It does not apply to cannons."
Is Scalia right? Can the states impose limits to a person's right to own a gun?