Repeal of Second Amendment could result in 'tyranny'

Glen Norman
April 2, 2018

Stevens calls it a relic of the 18th century.

Larry King has an interesting tidbit for why the Second Amendment should be repealed - and it's got to do with what he says is the real reason it was fight off slaves.

President Trump said Thursday that a retired Supreme Court justice's call for repealing the Second Amendment could lead to "tyranny". But this newfound openness is useful information for gun owners.

"You know [the people] who signed the Second Amendment were southern senators so they could ward off slaves' uprisings", King added.

"That decision - which I remain convinced was wrong and certainly was debatable - has provided the (National Rifle Association) with a propaganda weapon of enormous power", wrote Stevens, who served from 1975 until he retired in 2010.

As I see it, all believers in our Constitution and namely the Second Amendment, either stick together on our rights or let the anti-gunners divide us and we lose. The amendment then has to be approved by three quarters of the states.

Unsurprisingly, radical media outlets such as Rolling Stone joined the chorus calling for repeal.

The president heard the man's remark and replied, "It's tyranny - could be right about that".

I adhere to the argument that by "infringing" upon our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms, our government would actually be punishing law-abiding citizens while empowering those who would continue to use guns for nefarious purposes.

Judicial myopia (Heller v. District of Columbia), self-serving fear mongering and congressional venality have contorted and perverted the Second Amendment.

Kerry Hubartt is the former editor of The News-Sentinel.

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