Published On: Sun, Apr 20th, 2014

Former Supreme Court Justice, John Paul Stevens’ plan to destroy the Second Amendment: The addition of five words

During an interview with ABCs “This Week with George Stephanopoulos”, former Supreme Court Associate Justice, John Paul Stevens discussed his upcoming book, “Six Amendments”, already considered a radical proposal for totally changing the US Constitution.

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Part of the conversation was concerning Stevens idea of changing the Second Amendment. The back-and-forth went like this:

STEPHANOPOULOS: Justice Stevens’ most controversial idea, adding five words to the second amendment. Here’s how it would change, “the right of the people to keep and bear arms, when serving in the militia, shall not be infringed.”

Wouldn’t that take away any limits to what a legislature could do to the rights of gun owners?

STEVENS: I think that’s probably right. But I think that’s what should be the rule that it should be legislatures rather than judges who draw the line what is permissible.

STEPHANOPOULOS: And you think that’s because it’s clearly this is what was intended?

STEVENS: Oh, I do think that was what was intended, because there was a fear among the original framers that the federal government would be so strong that they might destroy the state militias. The amendment would merely prevent arguments being made that congress doesn’t have the power to do what they think is in the best public interest.

STEPHANOPOULOS: But to be clear if congress passed a national ban on individual gun ownership, that would be constitutional under your amendment.

STEVENS: I think that’s right.

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