Sunday, 19 August, 2018

Retired Supreme Court justice urges repeal of Second Amendment

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| 02 April, 2018, 00:58

But gun-safety reform favored by those of us in Moms Demand Action does not call for Second Amendment repeal.

"A very important and respected, in some circles, Democrat said we should get rid of our Second Amendment", Mr. Trump said, almost at a loss for words.


Stevens said the decision in that case, District of Columbia v. Heller, "has provided the N.R.A. with a propaganda weapon of enormous power". Ergo, the amendment's explicit wording affirms that they are the ones allowed the right to bear arms - not just any stoop-shouldered simian that can drag its knuckles to the nearest gun show. "Today that concern is a relic of the 18th century." . Stevens retired from the court in 2010, after more than 35 years. Stevens said the demonstrations "reveal the broad public support for legislation to minimize the risk of mass killings of schoolchildren and others in our society". And in needing a human face at which to shout, those wanting to rid the country of guns blame the National Rifle Association for the crimes committed with their use. An amendment to the Constitution can only be proposed either by Congress with a two thirds vote in both houses or by a constitutional convention called for by two thirds of the state legislatures.

In his New York Times op-ed Tuesday, Stevens noted that for the first 200 years of the Second Amendment's lifespan, it "was uniformly understood as not placing any limit on either federal or state authority to enact gun control legislation". "Emboldened by the mainstream media, the gun-control lobby is no longer distancing themselves from the radical idea of repealing the Second Amendment and banning all firearms".

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