Breyer’s long-distance civil rights

Stephen Breyer thinks that it’s okay for some places to infringe the Bill of Rights, as long as your civil rights are respected elsewhere:

WALLACE: I understand. But [the Bill of Rights] certainly didn’t provide for a [gun] ban, at least that’s what the court’s decision was, your court’s — it didn’t provide for a ban on all handguns as they have here in Washington, D.C.

BREYER: Are you a sportsman? Do you like to shoot pistols at targets? Well, get on the subway and go to Maryland. There is no problem, I don’t think, for anyone who really wants to have…

Of course, the hallmark of the left is inconsistency, so we probably don’t have to worry about this jurisprudence being applied to the First or Fourth amendments.

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