Former Supreme Court Justice: Repeal Of The Second Amendment
Kevin Felts 03.28.18
Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens wrote an opinion piece for the New York Times where he suggested protestors should set a higher goal that simple gun control reform. John Paul Stevens stated the protestors should seek to have the Second Amendment repealed. One reason for the repeal? The Second Amendment is a relic of the 18th century.
Sounds unrealistic? Maybe not.
According to the Washington Post, 1/5 (20%) of Americans support repealing the Second Amendment.
In February, for instance, the Economist and YouGov asked Americans whether they supported a repeal of the Second Amendment. Twenty-one percent said they favored such a proposal, compared with 60 percent in opposition.
The poll does, however, show surprisingly robust support for Second Amendment repeal (39 percent) among Democrats (by contrast, 8 percent of Republicans would support a full repeal). Black Americans (30 percent) and Northeasterners (28 percent) also showed relatively high levels of support.
The numbers seem a little misleading, as they focus on a repeal. Rather than saying 70 percent of Black Americans oppose a repeal, the article says 30 percent support it.
Should gun owners be concerned? Yes and no.
If gun grabbing Democrats could not get a single piece of gun control legislation passed on the federal level while President Obama was in office for eight years, repealing the Second Amendment is a dream. Only after a tragedy, while emotions are running high, are gun control groups able to get any type of new laws passed. Then, those laws are only on the state and local level.
Gun control groups have started using buzz words, such as “common sense gun control.” Yet, gun control groups are unable to define exactly what the term means.
Let’s be honest, since gun grabbers have been unable to pick the lowest hanging fruit, what makes us believe there is a chance the Second Amendment could be repealed?
Then again, people did vote for the income tax, and for alcohol prohibition. If the voters are gullible enough to allow the government to tax their income, is anything safe? After all, 800,000 people marched on Washington D.C. and demanded the government take away their rights.