After Retired Justice Attacks Second Amendment, Trump Comes Out Swinging

A retired Supreme Court Justice called for
an end to the Second Amendment. However, President Donald Trump put the Democrat in his place,
making a powerful promise. We brought to you the shocking story of John
Paul Stevens. The 97-year-old retired Supreme Court Justice recently wrote an article for
the New York Times. He claimed the only way to end mass shootings is to repeal the Second
Amendment entirely. Calling it a “relic” of the past, he made the case for the Supreme
Court to invalidate the major right. It’s nothing new, as we’ve seen. Since
the Parkland shooting, Democrats have demanded “common sense” gun control. We already
have common sense gun control; in some states, the laws are so strict that an American can’t
even get a gun. What they’re really asking for is a repeal of all our gun rights. Stevens’ article was simply adding fuel
to the fire. Democrats want this keystone right repealed, leaving all Americans defenseless. His article quickly went viral, appearing
on news site and social media. Today, the President weighed in on the issue. In no uncertain
terms, he declared that the Second Amendment will never be repealed. God, you gotta love this guy. President Donald Trump took to Twitter early
Wednesday to defend the Second Amendment just a day after retired Supreme Court Justice
John Paul Stevens called for its repeal… Trump, who has in the past appeared to change
positions on tougher gun laws, took a firm stance in the tweet, and issued a warning
if Republicans come up short at the polls. [Source: Fox News] “THE SECOND AMENDMENT WILL NEVER BE REPEALED!”
he tweeted. “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 THE SECOND AMENDMENT WILL NEVER BE REPEALED!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! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March
28, 2018 In the aftermath of the Parkland shooting,
President Donald Trump seemed to waver on his support for gun rights. He discussed passing
stricter measures that limited Americans’ access to guns. Some of those measures included
raising the age to purchase firearms to 21 and more extensive background checks. At one
point, he even endorsed the confiscation of weapons, before due process. It’s not surprising that some supporters
became upset. During the campaign, Trump strongly endorsed the Second Amendment. He promised
to protect this right for all Americans. Attempts to pass any kind of gun control could have
been seen as a betrayal. His morning tweet destroys any notion that
Trump is going back on his word. The President made it very clear that he is in full support
of our Second Amendment rights. He went on to reiterate to his supporters about the need
to get more conservatives into Congress. The mid-term elections can decide the fate of
our gun rights for years to come. If more Democrats get in, they might push stricter
gun laws. When Trump appoints new Justices to the Supreme Court, they can block them. While a repeal of the Second Amendment is
very difficult (through the passage of another amendment) there are other ways the right
can be eliminated. A Supreme Court ruling can greatly limit our gun rights. Or, depending
on the case, can invalidate them altogether. The Supreme Court has the power to weigh in
on Constitutional issues. Although unlikely, they could repeal the Second Amendment in
the future. That can happen if more liberals are appointed to the Supreme Court, which
is what Stevens was intending with his article. Stevens was on the losing end of a 2008 ruling
in which the high court held that the Second Amendment gives individuals the right to own
a gun for self-defense. He had previously called for changing the Second Amendment to
permit gun control. Stevens said the decision in that case, District
of Columbia v. Heller, “has provided the N.R.A. with a propaganda weapon of immense
power.” Stevens retired from the court in 2010, after more than 35 years. [Source: Fox
News] We see that Stevens wants to use the Supreme
Court as a weapon to limit American rights. He is still bitter that he lost that case
in 2008. In his op-ed, he was hoping to influence the public discussion on guns, to push the
Supreme Court into passing a new ruling, one that limits Americans’ right to self-defense. That won’t happen anytime soon, but who
knows what will occur in the future? If Democrats get an advantage in Congress, they will do
everything in their power to undo our rights. First it will be the gun rights. After that,
you better believe our freedom of speech and religion is next.

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