Former Supreme Court Justice Wants to Change the Second Amendment for Our “safety and wellbeing”
February 23rd, 2014
In his new book, Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution, former (thankfully) Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens outlines the six Constitutional Amendments that he would like to see changed.
According to the book’s description on his website, Stevens outlines “six specific ways in which the Constitution should be amended in order to protect our democracy and the safety and wellbeing of American citizens.”
Given his liberal background (a 2003 statistical analysis of Supreme Court voting patterns found Stevens to be the most liberal member of the Court) it’s probably no surprise that one of the things that Stevens would change to increase our “safety and wellbeing” is the Second Amendment.
As it stands, most of us cherish these words:
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.