That's what Rudy says, anyway:
From there, Giuliani went on to explain that while the Second Amendment allows limited gun control, it also guarantees the right to keep and bear arms.Hmm--my copy of the Bill of Rights must be defective. I can't find anything about "limited gun control." I do find " . . . shall not be infringed," but I don't see " . . . shall only be infringed in a limited fashion."
By the way, what exactly is Rudy pinning himself down to, by supporting the idea of "limited gun control"? It would seem to me that the only thing that he is clearly saying is out of bounds is "infinite" gun control--which, I suppose, would be an outright ban on every kind of firearm. Good to know that he acknowledges the Second Amendment will not permit that, but then again, that can be said of even those who claim that the Second Amendment guarantees only the right to keep and bear 18th century firearms.
I don't know--maybe I'm overly skeptical--Rudy seems to be winning over some gun owners:
Just that easily, Micola was sold. “I was undecided, but now I’m voting for him,” saidGlad to see that gun owners are asking the tough questions, and not falling for any kind of evasive "answers." By the way, Mr. Micola, when you say that you "like everything he stands for," are you saying you like his definition of freedom?
Micola, who is from nearby Nashua. “I like everything he stands for. The only thing I was concerned about what his stance on gun control, and now he’s answered that.”
Speaking of what Rudy says (these days) about gun rights/"gun control," I'm still burning with curiosity about what he said to the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
I wonder if he even bothered with the word "limited." If anyone can find the text or a recording of that speech, please let me know, either by comment, or by emailing me at email@example.com.