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Old 03-27-2018, 11:16 PM
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Default John Paul Stevens: Repeal the Second Amendment

Retired Justice is breath of fresh air...His honesty in how much hatred he has of the Constitution shines a bright light on Liberals' TRUE feelings while the rest of them cower behind wordplay and obfuscation...

John Paul Stevens: Repeal the Second Amendment

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Rarely in my lifetime have I seen the type of civic engagement schoolchildren and their supporters demonstrated in Washington and other major cities throughout the country this past Saturday. 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.

That support is a clear sign to lawmakers to enact legislation prohibiting civilian ownership of semiautomatic weapons, increasing the minimum age to buy a gun from 18 to 21 years old, and establishing more comprehensive background checks on all purchasers of firearms. But the demonstrators should seek more effective and more lasting reform. They should demand a repeal of the Second Amendment.

Concern that a national standing army might pose a threat to the security of the separate states led to the adoption of that amendment, which provides that a well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed. Today that concern is a relic of the 18th century.
There will be a few Dems who cheer this, but I suppose most will cringe and think "Stop telling the public our real goals! You'll get us killed in elections!!!!"...
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