Trump Has a Strong Message For Former SCOTUS Justice Who's Arguing For Repeal of Second Amendment

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Posted: Mar 28, 2018 7:30 AM
Trump Has a Strong Message For Former SCOTUS Justice Who's Arguing For Repeal of Second Amendment

President Trump said the Second Amendment will never be repealed, despite a call for this by liberal activists and most recently, former United States Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.

“THE SECOND AMENDMENT WILL NEVER BE REPEALED! As much as Democrats would like to see this happen, and despite the words yesterday of former Supreme Court Justice Stevens, NO WAY. We need more Republicans in 2018 and must ALWAYS hold the Supreme Court!” the president wrote on Twitter early Monday morning. 

Stevens penned an op-ed in The New York Times arguing that the level of civic engagement by young people over this issue “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 Stevens wasn’t done. “More effective and more lasting reform” would be doing away with the Second Amendment altogether. 

The former justice went on to argue that the Court’s 2008 ruling in District of Columbia v. Heller, of which he was among the four dissenters, was wrong and ought to be overturned through a constitutional amendment. 

Though Stevens is a Republican who was nominated by President Gerald Ford, he’s never acted like one. 

Conservatives were quick to respond to the op-ed.