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Former Supreme Court Justice calls for repeal of Second Amendment to control guns


This news story was published on March 27, 2018.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – A repeal of the Second Amendment – the right to bear arms – would cure the so-called mass-shooting epidemic in America, a retired Supreme Court Justice said this week.

According to an opinion article published in the New York Times, former  Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens says repealing the Second Amendment would free up lawmakers to write new law to control guns.  The move, he says, would strike a blow upon the National Rifle Association and its powerful lobby that protects the rights of Americans to own guns.

Stevens says the Second Amendment was based upon the nation’s standing army potentially posing a threat to the populace, leading to common folks needing guns to protect themselves, but now, “that concern is a relic of the 18th century.”

Stevens lauded the marches and demonstrations of young people who are taking to the streets to plead for gun control regulations to be put in place and enforced.

Citing precedent, Stevens pointed to a 1939 the Supreme Court unanimous opinion allowing Congress to legislate the prohibition of possession of a sawed-off shotgun because that weapon had no reasonable relation to the preservation or efficiency of a “well regulated militia.”

In the end, Stevens, who served on the U.S. Supreme Court between 1975 and 2010, claims “a constitutional amendment to get rid of the Second Amendment would be simple and would do more to weaken the N.R.A.’s ability to stymie legislative debate and block constructive gun control legislation than any other available option.”

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27 Responses to Former Supreme Court Justice calls for repeal of Second Amendment to control guns

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    James Boothroyd Reply Report comment

    April 6, 2018 at 8:52 pm

    Better ban forks also makes me fat

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 28, 2018 at 5:08 pm

    Knife violence in Rochester is out of hand. We should plan a march to ban knives!!!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 28, 2018 at 9:59 am

    Racist – You mean like that little Hitler who’s name is HOGG (boss hogg?) in Parkland Fl. that is the poster child for the Nazi Youth Movement – what a liberal lieing SOB ! ‘s

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      Nada Racist Reply Report comment

      March 29, 2018 at 7:01 am

      Yes, that’s the exact kind of rhetoric that is motivating these kids. The kids that watched their friends and teachers die next to them. You guntards like the shooter more than the victims. Do the patriotic thing and eat a bullet.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        March 29, 2018 at 7:45 am

        Libs, Rino’s, Prog’s, and Stalin’s “useful idiots” support, promote, advocate, encourage, and defend crime, criminal’s, lawlessness, helplessness, hopelessness, ignorance, dependency, complacency, deceit, deception, diversion, immorality, depravity, anarcy, and anything /everything that might weaken and/or destroy America.

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          Nada Racist Reply Report comment

          March 29, 2018 at 10:15 am

          Pretty much every one of those adjectives can be used to describe the traitorous pile you elected to office.

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            Anonymous

            March 29, 2018 at 6:10 pm

            Obama is no longer in office Dumb Ass.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 28, 2018 at 8:13 am

    You kjnow this old coot is a demorat or Rino – deport him to Mexico and let the buzzards pick his worthless bones. PITIFUL !

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      March 28, 2018 at 5:31 pm

      You are always such a dumbass, your stupidity is beyond beleif.

      “When he was appointed to the Supreme Court, Stevens was a registered Republican and still considers himself a Republican”.
      “Also Justice Stevens was nominated to the Supreme Court by a Republican President, President Gerald Ford.”

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    Nada Racist Reply Report comment

    March 28, 2018 at 7:03 am

    If all of the guntard ammosexuals keep mocking the kids who are sick of being shot at in their schools they will be more than happy to vote in politicians who will listen to them.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      April 1, 2018 at 5:52 pm

      Aw look there, the little child Racist learned some new insult names.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 28, 2018 at 2:23 am

    outlaw some guns, like assault rifles that can fire 100 rounds in 5 seconds. what are they good for, cant hunt with them, cant really target shoot with them only good for what their name is, “assault rifles”

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      Allen Reply Report comment

      March 28, 2018 at 7:39 am

      It’s obvious that you know a lot about weapons. Name one assault style rifle that can fire 100 rounds in 5 seconds. Then tell me why you can’t hunt with it, or target shoot with it.

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      Allen Reply Report comment

      April 2, 2018 at 10:15 am

      5 days later and still no answer, which I expected. Before you jump on the bandwagon, you should know what you are talking about. Unfortunately this country is full of bandwagon jumpers, who just follow aimlessly, like sheep.

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    Musket Loader Reply Report comment

    March 27, 2018 at 7:32 pm

    I totally agree. The Constitution isn’t sacrosanct. It’s a living, breathing, CHANGING, document. Get on it. Several other issues as well to address besides guns.

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      Allen Reply Report comment

      March 27, 2018 at 10:29 pm

      You’ll be lucky to have a musket, if it ever happens.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      March 28, 2018 at 8:06 am

      You are correct that the Constitution is a changing document, which makes it imperative that we explore any and all causes to this problem, before we do a knee-jerk reaction by changing the Constitution. Are you familiar with the 18th Amendment?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 27, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    He is delusional.

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    Larrey Loeckle Reply Report comment

    March 27, 2018 at 4:48 pm

    The 2nd Amendment is more important today than ever.

    In the order of priorities the 2nd Amendment HAS to come first. We must find ways to protect our schools and children without giving up our freedom. And we shall!

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    12345678910guy Reply Report comment

    March 27, 2018 at 4:44 pm

    THIS GUY IS NOT ONLY “NOT CONNECTED” TO THE REAL WORLD HE IS PROBABLY A LIBERAL TO THE BONE–JPS is using the 1939 law as an example forgetting it was the second weapon of choice to the Tommy gun for bank robbers and gangsters. ANOTHER thing, everything is to “strike a blow to the NRA” the NRA is another organization that reminds we the people to be wary of those trying to infringe on our Constitution.
    WHEN, tell me WHEN, did the NRA EVER, EVER, support KILLING of people?
    EVIL is EVIL
    It is against the LAW to MURDER, do illegal drugs, pimp, commit rape, and a host of other acts…Damn, if it still isn’t done…..

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 27, 2018 at 10:16 am

    Why is it the 2nd and not the 9th? Because our Forefathers recognized its importance to defend the 1st admendment. Repealing the 2nd would allow the government to encroach upon other rights. Weapons have finished what words have started, just look at the founding of this country.

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      Allen Reply Report comment

      March 27, 2018 at 11:06 am

      Good comment. Stevens says, “that concern is a relic of the 18th century.” well I am concerned with it today, in the 21st century. When guns are taken away from law abiding citizens, their government will have nothing standing in it’s way to take away all other freedoms. And yes, it can happen in this country. Once a government disarms it’s people, they will be in complete control.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        March 27, 2018 at 3:36 pm

        And a great big AMEN from me!!

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        John Reply Report comment

        March 27, 2018 at 6:27 pm

        This is not only true but it has happened, history has a way of repeating itself. In Cuba they confiscated all guns from citizens. Look at how that turned out for the people of Cuba. They live under complete control of a police state with no freedom at all. In effect, they are prisoners living on an island.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          March 27, 2018 at 7:34 pm

          I would agree and think that is Trumps master plan.

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            Anonymous

            March 27, 2018 at 9:12 pm

            Great post Bode. But I think it’s a stretch, even for you, to think Trump’s master plan is for the people of Cuba to “live under complete control of a police state with no freedom at all”. Perhaps you should lay off the THC.