Former U.S. Supreme Justice Stevens Wants to Rewrite the 2nd Amendment and take away our individual right to bear arms.
If you don’t believe there are those who want to disarm America, look at this ridiculous position from a supposed “legal scholar.”
Stevens’ upcoming book is Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution. In it, he argues for adding five key words to the 2nd.
As ratified by the states, the 2nd Amendment reads:
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.
In the book, Stevens argues that the 2nd Amendment should be altered to add five words:
A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms when serving in the militia shall not be infringed.
Defending the proposal, Stevens writes, “Emotional claims that the right to possess deadly weapons is so important that it is protected by the federal Constitution distort intelligent debate about the wisdom of particular aspects of proposed legislation designed to minimize the slaughter caused by the prevalence of guns in private hands.”
Stevens served on the nation’s highest court for 35 years. He retired in 2010.
In 2008, Stevens was on the losing end of a 5-4 decision in District of Columbia v. Heller, a landmark ruling written by Justice Antonin Scalia. In 2010, by another 5-4 vote in McDonald, the justices extended Heller’s 2A protections to apply to state and local governments.
With his suggested wording change, it seems to Texas Law Shield that Stevens has undone his dissents in both cases. Rather than continue to argue the cases were wrongly decided, he’s admitting his interpretation requires the help of five more words.
We don’t think he’ll get them.