Donald Trump defends Second Amendment, says it will never be repealed

Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens Pens Passionate Plea to Repeal Second Amendment

Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens Pens Passionate Plea to Repeal Second Amendment

- A call from a retired U.S. Supreme Court justice to repeal the Second Amendment has President Donald Trump saying "no way" as he hopes to make a solidly conservative court the lasting legacy of his time in office. It is also important to recognize that, as a matter of law, the Second Amendment is perfectly consistent with gun regulation. Hogg shared a tweet from fellow Stoneman Douglas student Matt Deitsch, which echoes the essence of what Stevens was getting at in regards to the phrase "well-regulated militia". "They reveal the broad public support for legislation to minimize the risk of mass killings of schoolchildren and others in our society", he continued.

Republicans, who typically run on a platform of supporting gun rights, now control 32 state legislatures, per data from the National Conference of State Legislatures.

"The Second Amendment is not a barrier to enacting good gun laws", he wrote.

Former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney joins the rally during a "March For Our Lives" demonstration demanding gun control in New York City, March 24, 2018. Despite Stevens' essay, there is no current, major push to repeal the Second Amendment.

The former justice went on to argue that the Court's 2008 ruling in District of Columbia v. Heller, of which he was among the four dissenters, was wrong and ought to be overturned through a constitutional amendment. Stevens says he remains convinced that decision was wrong and debatable and provided the National Rifle Association with "a propaganda weapon of vast power".

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In a separate tweet, Kasky said "responsible ownership of a small weapon" isn't something he opposes.

By giving only cursory treatment to a drastic proposal, the New York Times does a disservice to gun safety advocates everywhere. Over three-quarters of Democrats said they supported modifying the Second Amendment, as did more than one-quarter of Republicans. "They should demand a repeal of the Second Amendment", he wrote. It makes a distinctive case for repeal by a new amendment. The proposed amendment would have to either be approved by two-thirds of both chambers of Congress and then ratified by two-thirds of the states, or two-thirds of the states would have to independently call for a constitutional convention.

"We think that the focus has to remain on removing weapons from unsafe individual, not on blocking Americans from their constitutional rights", she said during a White House press conference. In 1999, for instance, a Hearst Newspapers poll found that 59 percent of respondents said they did not know the goal of the Second Amendment.

In more than 1,000 Second Amendment cases in the decade since Heller, courts have fleshed out those categories.

One outcome of the success of the National Rifle Association's expansive gun-rights agenda - and its lobbying power in Congress - is that groups favoring more gun control have pared down their ambitions in recent years.

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