"Constitutional protections afforded by the Second Amendment include the right to buy and sell firearms, a federal appeals court ruled Monday...Monday’s ruling did not strike down the local zoning ordinance, but it does declare that the right to buy and sell firearms “is part and parcel of the historically recognized right to keep and to bear arms."
The "historically recognized" right to keep and bear arms. Recognized by whom? Of course, the second amendment does not even assert a right to own arms, only a right to "keep and bear" arms which, if you have read the Federalist papers, are to be supplied to the militias by the government.
So much for the intent of the founding fathers, or strict constructionism, when it stands in the way of what right wingers want. This is just one more of an infinite list of examples proving that these guys don't give a damn about the Constitution, any more than they care about anything that prevents them from doing what they want.
Scalia, their great Constitutional genius, could only find an individual right to bear arms by explicitly claiming that the first half of the second amendment had no meaning at all. That's how much respect they have for the Constitution, and this decision only extends their contempt for the plain words of the law.