I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…
Repealing the Second Amendment Is Easier than You Think:
(Ryan McMaken) In Tuesday’s New York Times, former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens calls for a repeal of the Second Amendment, calling it a “relic of the 18th century.”
In response, many commentators have focused on what would be involved in repealing the amendment, noting that the formal amendment process is very costly and difficult. Amending the Constitution requires securing two-thirds majorities in both the House and the Senate — and then three-fourths of the states would have to ratify the amendment.
My Commentary: Although Supreme Court judges are duty-bound to uphold the Constitution, they see no issue in using their ultra-minority-based “decisions” to completely modify its original terms.
It’s no coincidence that yesterday’s New York Times article about repealing the Second Amendment was written by a retired Supreme Court judge…