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Repeal the Second Amendment Trending

Repeal the Second Amendment is trending on Twitter today with many vocalizing their responses to Steven’s essay and to recent events such as March for Our Lives.

But Stevens calls on demonstrators to “seek more effective and more lasting reform” than just increasing the minimum age to buy a gun from 18 to 21 and establishing more comprehensive background checks.

“They should demand a repeal of the Second Ameandment,” he wrote.

According to the New York Times, “Repealing the amendment would be extremely difficult. An amendment to the constitution can only be proposed either by Congress with a two thirds vote in both houses or by a constitutional convention called for by two thirds of the state legislatures. The amendment then has to be approved by three quarters of the states.”

Stevens retired from the court in 2010, after more than 35 years.

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