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Default Re: John Paul Stevens: Repeal the Second Amendment

Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
Altering the Constitution by amendment is deliberately a difficult and lengthy process. 2/3 of Congress must propose and 2/3 of the states must ratify. Each state gets 1 vote. So 34 states must agree. 16 voted Democrat in 16. The math is simple.

That a former SC justice can make such a statement says far more about the former justice than the process.
If I am not mistaken, the number of states to ratify is actually 3/4's or 38 states. But yes, it is a difficult proposition, done so intentionally by the founders to prevent rashly altering the Constitution due to heat of the moment decisions.
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