On twitter they are making a game of it:
Since we are talking about repealing Amendments, what Amendments need to be repealed?
My vote is to repeal the 16th for sure
The 26th – voting age should be 30.
Or the 19th … because Hillary
The beginning stages of dementia are tough … I feel sorry for the Stevens family.
Justice Stevens is completely wrong about this issue and his prescriptions are simply anti-American.
There is already an established Militia Model in Switzerland. Some semblance of the Swiss model in the US would probably be a very good idea and if the 2nd amendment were interpreted as broadly as other constitutional amendments, Militia service would be “required” of voting citizens.
“The Swiss-style militia is exactly the vision our Founders had for the defense and preservation of the nation they founded.
Instead of relying on a standing army, Switzerland was (and still is) defended by a national militia. Every man was trained in war, had his rifle at home, was encouraged to practice frequently, and could be mobilized almost instantly. And here’s a little tidbit that will make Sara Brady and her gun-grabbing nest of snakes see red. Swiss militia members are not only allowed to purchase and use full-automatic machine guns, they can also (if they can afford it) buy armored vehicles, anti-tank weapons and artillery pieces. They are truly the homeland security of their tiny nation.”
Via: Instapundit: SO RETIRED JUSTICE JOHN PAUL STEVENS WANTS TO REPEAL THE SECOND AMENDENT.
A few thoughts:
1. Calls to repeal the Second Amendment are, despite whatever gyrations the callers go through, tacit admissions that the Second Amendment bars sweeping gun control.
2. Good luck with that, we’re more likely to see an amendment banning abortion pass than one repealing the Second Amendment.
3. The Second Amendment, according to the Framers (and some Supreme Court dictum) recognizes a natural right; repealing the amendment doesn’t extinguish the right.
4. Nothing could be better for the GOP in 2018 and 2020 races than for the Dems to make this an issue.
Here is a link to Justice Stevens’ diatribe (along with an excerpt of the money shot).
In 2008, the Supreme Court overturned Chief Justice Burger’s and others’ long-settled understanding of the Second Amendment’s limited reach by ruling, in District of Columbia v. Heller, that there was an individual right to bear arms. I was among the four dissenters.
That decision — which I remain convinced was wrong and certainly was debatable — has provided the N.R.A. with a propaganda weapon of immense power. Overturning that decision via a constitutional amendment to get rid of the Second Amendment would be simple and would do more to weaken the N.R.A.’s ability to stymie legislative debate and block constructive gun control legislation than any other available option.
That simple but dramatic action would move Saturday’s marchers closer to their objective than any other possible reform. It would eliminate the only legal rule that protects sellers of firearms in the United States — unlike every other market in the world. It would make our schoolchildren safer than they have been since 2008 and honor the memories of the many, indeed far too many, victims of recent gun violence.