Trump says Second Amendment will not be repealed

Friday, 30 Mar, 2018

If guns are illegal more people are going to get stabbed.

Stevens, 97, said Monday that the Second Amendment should be repealed to allow for "constructive" gun control legislation. This includes the 2008 decision District of Columbia v. Heller, in which Stevens was one of four dissenters. It was adopted in the late 18th century bit in today's circumstances, the retired judge called it as a "relic".

Here's how the process works, according to the National Archives.

Experts say there are two ways to go about it.

But unlike Stevens, those 5,895 men and women need to have an actual vote in the matter, serving as legislators in federal and state government.

There are two pathways for proposing another amendment.

"Even relatively popular ideas with a big head of steam can hit the wall of the amendment process".

"It should be much more hard to get a gun than a auto, and there should be frequent psychological checkups, but some weapons can protect a home".

Trump's declaration on Twitter comes just days after groups led by students took to the streets on Saturday across the nation, including State College, calling for increased gun control measures.

Is it time to repeal the Second Amendment? Any such proposals would also need to be ratified by three-fourths of the states.

"Unlikely and nil", is the probability range, says longtime political science professor John S. Jackson, of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University. Alternatively, it could have been omitted altogether because the Tenth Amendment already protected the States' share of the divided sovereignty created by the Constitution with this sweeping language: "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people".

For starters, it would require the ratification of another amendment.

Brown is strongly against any suggestion to eliminate the Second Amendment. He said repealing the provision would reduce gun violence.

"We think that the focus has to remain on removing weapons from unsafe individuals, not on blocking all Americans from their constitutional rights", she said.

"I would never say it's impossible", but "it is very hard to enact a constitutional amendment", he said.

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That's a compelling critique of Second Amendment law.

President Trump is standing up for law abiding gun owners by telling gun control advocates the Second Amendment will never be repealed. The gun debate is hard enough without that false dichotomy.

Stevens wrote in his op-ed that the demonstrations "demand our respect". But Stevens called on demonstrators to "seek more effective and more lasting reform".

This seems to reflect the opinion of most Democrats: A survey by the Economist and YouGov, conducted in February, found that 39 percent of Democrats want to repeal the Second Amendment, while 41 percent do not.

At least one of the Parkland, Fla., students, Cameron Kasky, reacted to Stevens' op-ed arguing it was "very interesting considering who wrote it", but "I don't feel the same way".