How Easy Would It Be to Repeal the 2nd Amendment? History Has an Answer

I would like to know whether our elected officials agree with retired Supreme Court Justice Stevens that the Second Amendment should be repealed.

In grief and outrage over school shootings, the blame repeatedly gets placed on the firearms used.

The former justice, who retired in 2010, declared the amendment a "relic of the 18th century". Stevens' contention is that states no longer consider a takeover by the national government an imminent threat, thus the amendment is no longer necessary. If we don't vote out NRA-funded politicians standing in the way of common-sense gun safety legislation, the Second Amendment may be in danger.


"That decision - which I remain convinced was wrong and certainly was debatable - has provided the (National Rifle Association) with a propaganda weapon of enormous power", wrote Stevens, who served from 1975 until he retired in 2010.

Asked at a White House briefing whether President Donald Trump had any reaction to Stevens' comments, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the president and administration "still fully support the Second Amendment".

Unsurprisingly, radical media outlets such as Rolling Stone joined the chorus calling for repeal. 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. The protesters in last week's march told us with their words and placards that the current debate is ... about banning all guns.


The president heard the man's remark and replied, "It's tyranny - could be right about that". Right now the court has 4 members who oppose the right to Keep and Bear arms.

Kerry Hubartt is the former editor of The News-Sentinel.


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