“The demonstrators should seek more effective and more lasting reform,” Stevens said in a New York Times op-ed. “They should demand a repeal of the Second Amendment.” At the high court, the justices have shown no strong appetite to dive into the Second Amendment in recent years.
Four years ago in his book suggesting six amendments to the Constitution, retired Justice John Paul Stevens urged restricting the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms to service in a militia. Now, in the wake of the Parkland high school shootings and nationwide student demonstrations against gun violence, Stevens is calling for repeal.
Report By: Ashish Badoni, Student Reporter, INBA