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Supreme Court Justice Want 2nd Amendment Repeal

Retired Supreme Court justice John Paul Stevens said the youth movement launched in the wake of the Florida high school shooting should demand not just gun policy reform but also “a repeal of the Second Amendment.”

In a New York Times op-ed, Stevens, who was nominated by former Republican President Gerald Ford and served on the high court from 1975 to 2010, called the Second Amendment “a relic of the 18th century.”

Stevens explained the founding fathers included the amendment out of “concern that a national standing army might pose a threat to the security of the separate states,” but the concern no longer exists since the threat no longer exists.

He argued the National Rifle Association weaponized the Second Amendment to stymie federal gun regulation, which led to the modern interpretation to mean “an individual right to bear arms” set by the high court in the 2008 decision DC v Heller. Stevens was one of the four justices to cast a dissenting vote.

“Overturning that decision via a constitutional amendment to get rid of the Second Amendment would be simple and would do more to weaken the NRA’s ability to stymie legislative debate and block constructive gun control legislation than any other available option,” Stevens wrote.

Stevens op-ed follows a weekend of student-led demonstrations, dubbed the “March for Our Lives,” across the country in which thousands gathered in support of gun control policies.

In 2014, Stevens wrote the book “Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution” about revising the Constitution to address contemporary issues, including gun violence.

Perhaps it goes without saying, but a measure to repeal the Second Amendment is a nonstarter for gun rights advocates.

source: guns.com

12 Comments

  • sammy smith

    The second admendment plains states…… for ome ….”shall mot be infringed upon”….
    …… and it was for the citizens to protect themselves against any government wheather it would be forgin or its own……..

    And that seems to be happening now……. citizens against its government….

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    • Annette Crihfield Miller

      I agree. They are trying to take away our rights. They will not stop with just this if they get their way. They will keep taking and taking until we have no rights left.

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      • Felipe Gomez Jr.

        It’s been going on for a long time! It’s just they think they have the numbers to go all out! Our rights have been taken away a little bit at a time. Over a long period of time. ItsI all finally come to a head! They ran into a walk! It’s called We the People! We are the majority! Not them. But. They just can’t stand that! So we are experiencing what is going on now! Crying , sniveling , throwing tantrums and crapping their diaper’s!

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  • disqus_MZe2ymfHQj

    Why do these old senile men try to keep running the government, it’s hard enough to maintain
    life. The spirit of evil is everywhere.

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  • omega2

    HE IS NO LONGER ON THE ” PLANK ” SO HIS CRAP IS NO LONGER VALID! JUST SENILE NOW!

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  • Felipe Gomez Jr.

    First if all. He doesn’t dictate changing our Constitution! It not up to him period! Another fool who is misguided by brain washing! Another traitor to American idealism! His thought process isn’t American! He should be removed from his duty as a jJudg. He’s most likely been in deraliction of his duty’s as a Judge? . Offering his ideas and opinions on black and white issues. Written in American blood! He’s one of these morons. Who thinks he’s God? Thinking it’s time for a change? It’s only a time for a change? When a corrupted Government has played Dictator and has become a tyrannist Government to it’s own people! That’s what happened during the Bush and Obama administration era! People are sick and tired of the bull crap that’s going on! All this guy is doing is spewing out more of the bull crap! He is to help with interpretation of the law. Not make it! Or encouraging other’s to make an un Constitutional change? Screw this guy!

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  • Felipe Gomez Jr.

    Well. If anything? Another evil Globalist is exposing himself! Now we all know another rat needs to go bye! Bye!

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  • Lee Strabel

    Have this idiot live in the City of Chicago, before he opens his anus

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  • harold

    Stevens should have never been a Supreme Court Justice, He took an oath to uphold the Constitution, all of it not part of it. He Like Ginsberg , should have been removed, they both lied thru there teeth when they took that oath. Ginsberg even said that other countries have a better Constitution which means that she does not believe in ours!

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  • John

    Thank goodness this Justice is retired!

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  • mrmagoo

    These fools forget that our second amendment kept Japan from invading the USA. They knew we all have guns. We now have terrist camps all over the USA that will at some point attack us and we will need to defend out homes ,family and stand with out law officers and military agenst this threat. The veteran’s around the USA and the law biding people of the NRA will be in the line of defense when the shit hits the fan.

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  • John Yapuncich

    The 2nd Amendment separates us from the rest of the world in that we have the inherent right to defend ourselves even from the reigning government. It is at the heart of our freedom. This ivory-towered living people, even in the cities, who think no one kills their prime rib or fast food hamburgers are so separated from reality. Soldiers really get shot and die for us so we are free yet these people want to take away our freedoms with their intellectual or simplistic solutions to problems that do exist but aren’t solvable by taking away freedoms, including the right to have a rifle or gun. Supreme Court justices should be elected every 10 years.

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