In a new book advocating re-writing the Bill of Rights, He offers his liberal fantasy:
Since Stevens believes that the authors of the Second Amendment were primarily concerned about the threat that a national standing army posed to the sovereignty of the statesâ€”as opposed to homeownersâ€™ anxiety about violent felonsâ€”he thinks the best way to fix the situation is to amend the Second Amendment. Heâ€™d do that by adding five words as follows:
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms when serving in the militia shall not be infringed.
To support the change, he argues: â€śEmotional claims that the right to possess deadly weapons is so important that it is protected by the federal Constitution distort intelligent debate about the wisdom of particular aspects of proposed legislation designed to minimize the slaughter caused by the prevalence of guns in private hands.â€ť
Thank God he’s no longer on the court.
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