Repealing the Second Amendment - is it even possible?

U.S. President Donald Trump waves as he walks across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington Sunday

Retired Supreme Court Justice Stevens says Second Amendment should be repealed

"They should demand a repeal of the Second Amendment".

McMahon told CBS News it's "very unlikely" that the Second Amendment could ever be repealed. President Trump tweeted in response to retired Justice John Paul Stevens's op-ed in the New York Times calling on Americans to rid the Constitution of our right to bear arms.

Stevens argues in his opinion piece published Tuesday that a 2008 Supreme Court ruling, District of Columbia v. Heller, was pivotal because it held that the Second Amendment gives individuals the right to bear arms.

The president is making that pledge a day after retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens wrote in The New York Times that the amendment was a "relic of the 18th century" created to protect states' rights rather than individual's gun rights. Stevens rejected that endorsement of free speech principles too.

While the organizers have largely dismissed the criticism that they want to take guns away from law-abiding citizens, Stevens encouraged them to do just that.

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

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Such irresponsible remarks should be condemned", the former Prime Minister said. "The Congress has only one point agenda".


Never mind that leading Democrats aren't talking right now about repealing the Second Amendment.

Of the current nine justices, the four considered to be the most conservative were appointed by Republican presidents, while the four more liberal justices were appointed by Democrats.

Supreme Court precedents friendly to gun-rights notwithstanding, federal courts have sanctioned a bevy of gun control laws in recent years.

"I think we should stop this playing this racial politics and get to the issue of trying to protect children in schools and to stop gun grabbing ... you guys are using tactics like race and things of that sort to try to grab guns from people that rightfully can own them", he said.

She added that reaching the threshold to alter the Constitution would be "extraordinarily hard". Stinchfield said. "I have long said the ultimate goal of the left is the complete repeal of the 2nd Amendment". Some supporters of gun control see plenty of legal room for gun control measures.

Following last month's fatal shooting at a Florida high school, and as a movement rose out of the shooting, the national gun debate surged - once again - into the spotlight. And Democratic leaders in Congress have grown timid about proposing significant new restrictions on gun ownership.

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