Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens Wants To Take Your Guns

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john paul stevensSupreme Court Justice Ret. John Paul Stevens has a book out and in it he proposes several major changes to the United States Constitution. Chief among them is his desire to take guns away from every individual United States citizen in the country. Why? Well, one look at his voting record and you can see his true liberal colors bleed through.

The 2nd Amendment in the Bill of Rights reads 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, shall not be infringed.

Stevens would insert six words into the 2nd Amendment, essentially rendering it null and void. His proposal would read:

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.

In a recent interview with Stevens about his proposal to the 2nd Amendment, George Stephanopoulos asked, “Wouldn’t that take away any limits to what a legislature could do to the rights of gun owners?”

To which Stevens replied, “I think that’s probably right, but I think that’s what should be the rule; that it should be legislatures, rather than judges who draw the line on what is permissible.”

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Stephanopoulos followed up: “But to be clear, if Congress passed a national ban on individual gun ownership, that would be constitutional under your amendment.”

“I think that’s right,” Stevens said.

What Stevens wants to do, is what every liberal wants – to increase government and decrease individual liberty. By giving the states the authority to grant or prohibit gun ownership, he is saying that the Bill of Rights be damned, we (the government) just don’t think you citizens can be trusted with guns. His stance on this is so laughably transparent as to be ridiculous. The Bill of Rights is and always has been a charter of individual liberties, NOT collective liberties. But given his way, Stevens’ revisionist history would switch that around.

And to think, in the beginning of this interview, Stevens categorized his proposals as “moderate.”

“I think every one of my proposals is a moderate proposal.”

The other changes he would make?

  1. The “Anti-Commandeering Rule” (Amend the Supremacy Clause of Article VI) This Constitution, and the laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges and other public officials. in every state shall be bound thereby, anything in the Constitution or laws of any State to the contrary notwithstanding.
  2. Political Gerrymandering – Districts represented by members of Congress, or by members of any state legislative body, shall be compact and composed of contiguous territory. The state shall have the burden of justifying any departures from this requirement by reference to neutral criteria such as natural, political, or historical boundaries or demographic changes. The interest in enhancing or preserving the political power of the party in control of the state government is not such a neutral criterion.
  3. Campaign Finance – Neither the First Amendment nor any other provision of this Constitution shall be construed to prohibit the Congress or any state from imposing reasonable limits on the amount of money that candidates for public office, or their supporters, may spend in election campaigns.
  4. Sovereign Immunity – Neither the Tenth Amendment, the Eleventh Amendment, nor any other provision of this Constitution, shall be construed to provide any state, state agency, or state officer with an immunity from liability for violating any act of Congress, or any provision of this Constitution.
  5. Death Penalty– (Amend the 8th Amendment) Excessive Bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments such as the death penalty inflicted.
  6. The Second Amendment – (Amend the 2nd Amendment) 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.

At least his radical ideas won’t be taken seriously anymore since he doesn’t have a vote on the court.

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Another Reason to NOT Vote for Obama: Gun Grabbers on the Supreme Court

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In the next four years, one or two nominations will be made to the Supreme Court.  To emphasize the importance of this to gun owners, here are some comments by retired Justice John Paul Stevens…

Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens says your right to self-defense in your own home should be limited to a cellphone “at your bedside.”

Stevens, 92, served on the Supreme Court for 35 years before retiring in 2010. A liberal jurist, Stevens wrote the dissenting opinions on both the 2008 Heller ruling and the 2010 McDonald decision, both of which were 5-4 affirmations that the Second Amendment protects an individual’s civil right to keep and bear arms.

As the guest speaker during an Oct. 15 luncheon hosted by the anti-gun Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence in Washington, Stevens offered a suggestion to millions of Americans who legally keep a weapon in their home for self-defense.

“Maybe you have some kind of constitutional right to have a cell phone with a pre-dialed 911 in the number at your bedside and that might provide you with a little better protection than a gun which you’re not used to using,” he said to laughter, according to an Oct. 16 article by Reuters. 
In addition to telling Americans to trade in their rifles for cellphones, Stevens said the Heller and McDonald rulings leave room for restrictions on the right to carry outside the home, bans on certain styles of firearms, elimination of carry rights in “sensitive” places and background-check requirements for private gun sales.

Note that both decisions were 5-4,which means that the legal status if many of our freedoms are hanging by a thread.  And, if Obama get’s to pick even one more justice, it is a safe bet that he or she will be a gun grabber.  So even if you’re a Democrat, your  rights are at risk.

Consider your vote wisely, because the court can allow the state to take your rights by reclassifying them as government granted  privileges.

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