John Paul Stevens, the 97 year now retired Supreme Court Justice has called for the second amendment to be repelled to make gun control laws as strict as possible.
In an essay on The New York Times website, Stevens said that the supporters of “March For Our Lives” march which called for stricter gun control laws should ask for the second amendment to be repelled so as to further block NRA’s ability to “block constructive gun control legislation.
On Tuesday Stevens spoke of the weekend’s “March for Our Lives” rallies.”Rarely in my lifetime have I seen the type of civic engagement schoolchildren and their supporters demonstrated in Washington and other major cities throughout the country this past Saturday,”
“These demonstrations demand our respect. They reveal the broad public support for legislation to minimize the risk of mass killings of schoolchildren and others in our society, Stevens continued.
In 2008 Steven lost a ruling in which the high court maintained that the Second Amendment can’t be changed as it gives individuals the right to own a gun to protect themselves.
According to Stevens the 2008, District of Columbia v. Heller ruling, “has provided the N.R.A. with a propaganda weapon of immense power.”
Stevens retired from the court in 2010, after serving the nation for more than 35 years.
But Stevens called on demonstrators to Stevens urged on demonstrators of “March For Our Lives” to “seek more effective and more lasting reform.”
But repealing the second amendment which gives American citizens the right to protect themselves is an extremely difficult process. The amendment can only be put forward by the Congress with two-thirds of both the houses supporting the motion or if two-thirds of the state legislatures call for a constitutional convention. After which the amendment has to be approved by three-fourths of the American states.
The exec. dir. of NRA’s lobbying arm said on Tuesday that the NRA, a huge number 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.”
“The 97-year-old retired justice has long held the opinion that American citizens do not have the individual right to own a firearm for self-protection,” said Cox, “Emboldened by the mainstream media, the gun-control lobby is no longer distancing themselves from the radical idea of repealing the Second Amendment and banning all firearms.”
“THE SECOND AMENDMENT WILL NEVER BE REPEALED!”, said President Donald Trump in a statement.
THE SECOND AMENDMENT WILL NEVER BE REPEALED! As much as Democrats would like to see this happen, and despite the words yesterday of former Supreme Court Justice Stevens, NO WAY. We need more Republicans in 2018 and must ALWAYS hold the Supreme Court!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 28, 2018
Our opinions: While we definitely need tougher and stricter gun control laws, we as a nation can’t just give up on our fundamental rights. We need to make sure that the guns are being sold to those people who understand the responsibility that comes with a gun. Also, we firmly believe that bigger guns need to be regulated more strictly and routine psych evaluations should be made compulsory for all gun owners.