Supreme Court Justice, John Paul, Pushes To Repeal The Second Amendment
That’s right. As in the Constitutional right to bear arms. Tell me this isn’t going too far? The 97-year-old Supreme Court Judge, now retired, was originally nominated by President Gerald Ford. He stated that repealing is the only effective way to create a ‘lasting reform’ to gun-control.
That’s a lot to take in. I would like to say that ‘thankfully he IS retired’ut by Judge Paul isn’t alone on this insane mission. Some are saying the call to revoke the second amendment would be a call for civil war.
Ben Shapiro isn’t alone, Jesse Watters also spoke out on the ‘repeal’ notion on Fox News. “There’ll be a Civil War if you take away the Second Amendment,” Watters said.
Watters said many Americans would object to federal agents seeking arms confiscation, and the policy change would cause “an absolute bloodbath.”
“That’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard,” he said of Stevens’ argument.
“Donald Trump would have all the power,” Watters remarked, joking that the gun control activists – who largely oppose the president – would in effect be giving him the ultimate power as chief executive of a country without civilian arms.
.@JesseBWatters on former Supreme Court justice who called for repealing the 2nd Amendment: “This is a slippery slope argument that makes people join the NRA because you want to protect & expand your freedoms, you don’t want to restrict them.” #TheFivepic.twitter.com/BaomGWhHqb
Stevens was on the losing end of a 2008 ruling in which the high court held that the Second Amendment gives individuals the right to own a gun for self-defense. He had previously called for changing the Second Amendment to permit gun control.
Stevens says the decision in that case, District of Columbia v. Heller, “has provided the N.R.A. with a propaganda weapon of immense power.” Stevens retired from the court in 2010, after more than 35 years.
In his essay published Tuesday, Stevens talks about the “March for Our Lives” events on Saturday which drew crowds in cities across the country. 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.”