President Trump: 'No way' United States will repeal Second Amendment on guns

Former Supreme Court Justice Says We Should Repeal Second Amendment

Former Supreme Court Justice Says We Should Repeal Second Amendment

But Graham said Tuesday Stevens' column emphasized the importance of who gets to choose the makeup of the Supreme Court. In a New York Times op-ed, he called the "right to bear arms" a "relic of the 18th century" created to protect states' rights rather than individuals' gun rights. "Today that concern is a relic of the 18th century". "The men and women of the National Rifle Association, along with the majority of the American people and the Supreme Court, believe in the Second Amendment right to self-protection and we will unapologetically continue to fight to protect this fundamental freedom". Entitled, plainly enough, "Repeal The Second Amendment", former Justice Stevens writes that it's time for the amendment - added to the Constitution, along with the rest of the Bill of Rights, in 1791 - to be eliminated.

"The blame is getting passed on to gun owners and there are hundreds of lawful gun owners in the United States who do not do anything illegal", Thomas said. "Urging a politically impossible effort just strengthens opponents of achievable reform", Tribe wrote. He retired from the court in 2010, after more than 35 years on the bench.

President Donald Trump fired back at John Paul Stevens on Twitter Wednesday morning, after the former Supreme Court Justice called for the repeal of the Second Amendment in a New York Times op-ed.

Organizers estimated 800,000 gun protesters gathered just in the nation's capital alone on March 24, and the day has been credited as the largest youth protest since the Vietnam War era.

He also pointed out that Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said after the Sandy Hook shooting that gun confiscation could be an option, and the New York Times and the Washington Post have said the same.

"Thirty-eight states it takes to do that, and there is no way you can find 38 states that would agree with the justice", Jackson said. They are more likely than conservatives to see "penumbras" in the law and want to follow its supposed spirit rather than its letter, and to regard the Constitution as a living, changing document. The repeal of the 2nd Amendment.

The strategy, he said, has been to deploy a piecemeal, "nickel and dime" approach.

But if you think the Second Amendment antiquated, that's fine. In 1999, for instance, a Hearst Newspapers poll found that 59 percent of respondents said they did not know the objective of the Second Amendment.

At least one of the Parkland, Fla., students, Cameron Kasky, reacted to Stevens' op-ed arguing it was "very interesting considering who wrote it", but "I don't feel the same way". And from a strategic standpoint, they fear that the push for an amendment would only rile up gun supporters, making it more hard to get legislation passed.

Beyond the composition of the Supreme Court, changing the Constitution is an enormously hard task.

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