Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, on Sunday, told Fox News host Chris Wallace that “handheld rocket launchers” could be considered legal under his interpretation of the Constitution’s Second Amendment.
In light of the massacre in Colorado that left 12 dead and 58 wounded, Wallace asked Scalia if the Constitution would support assault-type AR-15 rifles and 100-round clips.
Wallace asked: “What about these technological limitations? Obviously, we’re not now talking about a handgun or a musket, we’re talking about a weapon that can fire a hundred shots in a minute.”
Scalia replied said: “Obviously the amendment does not apply to arms that cannot be carried. It’s to ‘keep and bear’ so it doesn’t apply to cannons. But I suppose there are handheld rocket launchers that can bring down airplanes... that will have to be decided."