On Fox News Sunday Chris Wallace asked conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia if he interprets the Second Amendment as allowing for any limitations on the right to keep and bear arms. Think Progress:
Scalia admitted there could be, such as “frighting” (carrying a big ax just to scare people), but they would still have to be determined with an 18th-Century perspective in mind.
Wallace then asked Scalia “What about… a weapon that can fire a hundred shots in a minute?”, resulting in the following response from Scalia (which basically amounts to Scalia suggesting that such weapons as rocket launchers would be allowed according to his very literal interpretation of the Constitution.):
“ We’ll see. Obviously the Amendment does not apply to arms that cannot be hand-carried — it’s to keep and “bear,” so it doesn’t apply to cannons — but I suppose here are hand-held rocket launchers that can bring down airplanes, that will have to be decided. ”