Should We Repeal The Second Amendment?
John Paul Stevens, retired Supreme Court Justice, tends to believe so. He argues that everybody protesting should rather repeal the Second Amendment. “A concern that a national standing army might pose a threat to the security of the separate states led to the adoption of that amendment, today that concern is a relic of the 18th century.” Stevens wrote. He argues that the Second Amendment is not there for self-defense to make it possible to protect house, family and belongings.
He believes that the NRA is using this believe and gains enormous power with it.
He added, “Overturning that decision via a constitutional amendment to get rid of the Second Amendment would be simple and would do more to weaken the NRA’s ability to stymie legislative debate and block constructive gun control legislation than any other available option.” This could give the protests more power and weaken the NRA.
“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,” he continued.
With a country so divided, it is unclear where the majority stands.