Retired Supreme Court justice urges repeal of Second Amendment

Ruben Fields
March 31, 2018

King's fact-check was delivered courtesy of Kyle Kashuv, the conservative student from Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, who has been consistently defending the Constitution and the Second Amendment in the face of a media frenzy on gun control.

Larry King agrees with former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens that the Second Amendment should be repealed, TMZ reported Thursday. The 97-year-old Stevens wrote in an op-ed for The New York Times on Tuesday suggesting a repeal would weaken the National Rifle Association's ability to "block constructive gun control legislation" and be a more "effective and more lasting reform".

Gun rights lawyer Jim Astrachan, of Astrachan Gunst Thomas PC in Baltimore, told Bloomberg Law that "it is a terrible idea to suggest that the Constitution be amended to reflect ideas, or ideology, that are now popular".

"My view honestly is that the Second Amendment shouldn't be the focus".

In order to change the Constitution the amendment needs a 2/3 vote in both the House and the Senate and if it does get through the proposal stage, it must be ratified by 3/4 of the states.

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However, Trump said in February that an IG investigation would not be sufficient and a special counsel should be appointed. Huber to lead a review of the topics that the legislators had requested he explore.

The former talk-show host added that he believes the Second Amendment was "poorly written".

Speaking at a union hall in Richfield, Ohio, the president referred to an article penned this week by retired liberal Justice John Paul Stevens, who said students protesting school shootings in the US should advocate for repealing the Second Amendment.

The Supreme Court ruled in 2008 that the amendment lets people own guns for self-defense. Your Second Amendment will always be your Second Amendment.

When District of Columbia v. Heller asserted an individual's right to bear arms, Stevens said it "provided the NRA with a propaganda weapon of enormous power".

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