Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens (a ‘Republican’) penned an article this morning in the NY Times that encourages students to argue for repealing the 2nd amendment. And, as you might expect, it’s trending on Twitter near the top.
Here’s a brief excerpt from the article:
Rarely in my lifetime have I seen the type of civic engagement schoolchildren and their supporters demonstrated in Washington and other major cities throughout the country this past Saturday. These demonstrations demand our respect. They reveal the broad public support for legislation to minimize the risk of mass killings of schoolchildren and others in our society.
That support is a clear sign to lawmakers to enact legislation prohibiting civilian ownership of semiautomatic weapons, increasing the minimum age to buy a gun from 18 to 21 years old, and establishing more comprehensive background checks on all purchasers of firearms. But the demonstrators should seek more effective and more lasting reform. They should demand a repeal of the Second Amendment.
Ironically Stevens is making the Right’s argument for us. He’s advocating exactly what groups on the Right have been saying for years that the Left really wants to do, no matter how many times they deny it: They want to take away our guns.
And as I said, liberals are loving it:
That’s an amazing tweet by this MSNBC host. Instead of deriding Stevens article against the need for ‘sensible discussion on guns’, she derides the ‘hysterics’ that will be made because of this article. Perhaps there will be hysterics because the article itself is hysterical!
Here’s a few more:
And the list goes on and on and on. And just fyi, the tweets I provided above are mainly from verified users who are in some cases part of media or political organizations.
As an aside, Stevens isn’t the first ‘Republican’ to push this nonsense. Bret Stephens, who used to work for the WSJ, has been pushing it as well in the NY Times: