Earlier today former Supreme Court justice John Paul Stevens claimed that the only way for David Hogg and his buddies to stop all school shootings was to completely repeal the second amendment.
In an op-ed published in the New York Times Stevens stated, “That simple but dramatic action would move Saturday’s marchers closer to their objective than any other possible reform,” Stevens said. “It would eliminate the only legal rule that protects sellers of firearms in the United States — unlike every other market in the world.”
The retired justice’s pipe dream will never happen the way he is proposing. It takes a total of 38 states to repeal an actual amendment. Seeing that Donald Trump won 30 states in the presidential election, the math doesn’t add up.
Not to mention every NRA supporter and gun owner in America would be “up in arms” about this direct attack.
Since it is clearly impossible to directly take away the second amendment, what are liberals planning to do?
Here is their strategy as laid out by Steve Chapman in his Chicago Tribune article:
Most important, repeal is unnecessary. In those decisions that Stevens decries, the Supreme Court said the Constitution allows various types of regulation. The changes that are being seriously proposed today are not likely to be struck down for infringing on the Second Amendment.
Background checks have been required for purchases from licensed dealers for decades. The imposition of age requirements is not controversial. Four federal appeals courts have upheld state and local bans on assault weapons.
The federal ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines didn’t disappear because it was ruled unconstitutional. It disappeared because Congress didn’t renew it. The measures offered by President Barack Obama after the Sandy Hook massacre failed for lack of support in Congress, not because of any constitutional defects.
Most if not all of the permissive policies opposed by those advocating gun control came about because of decisions made by democratically elected bodies — and they can be changed the same way. The Second Amendment is a tempting target for some, but it’s not the problem.
As gun-control activist Delaney Tarr said at the #MarchForOurLives protest “When they give us that inch, that bump stock ban, we will take a mile.”
Americans now, more than ever, we need to fight back for our rights to protect our families and loved ones. Don’t let these fanatics take it away.