A Repeal of 2nd Amendment? Trump Weighs In

'NEVER,' president tweets after suggestion from retired Supreme Court justice
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 28, 2018 10:35 AM CDT
In this photo from Thursday, President Trump speaks at the White House in Washington.   (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

(Newser) – President Trump tweeted Wednesday there's no chance the Second Amendment will ever be repealed and called on voters to elect more Republicans in this fall's congressional elections so the GOP can retain control of the Supreme Court. Trump's statements came a day after retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens wrote in an essay in the New York Times that repealing the amendment would make it easier for Congress to enact gun control legislation, the AP reports. Last month's shootings that killed 17 people at a high school in Parkland, Fla., have galvanized young people, liberals, and Democrats for a renewed push to curb firearms. That has included demonstrations that have drawn hundreds of thousands of marchers in cities across the country.

"THE SECOND AMENDMENT WILL NEVER BE REPEALED!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!," was Trump's full tweet early Wednesday. There is no current, major push to repeal the Second Amendment. Any effort to do so would be unlikely to succeed in today's divisive political climate. Under the most common way to amend the Constitution, the House and Senate would both need to approve the proposal by two-thirds majorities. It would then need to be ratified by three-fourths of the states.


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