President Trump: Second Amendment will never be repealed

President Donald Trump in his latest tweet has firmly stated that the Second Amendment will never be repealed. The tweet is seen as a reaction to the op-ed by a former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens who has said that the Second Amendment is outdated and often misunderstood. In an op-ed in the New York Times, he had said that all the students and the advocates of anti-gun violence should be insisting that the legislators enact the law which will prohibit the civil ownership of semi-automatic weapons  and also the minimum age to buy a gun should be raised from 18 to 21 years in addition to widespread background checks on all the purchases of firearms.

Thus, Stevens wanted to suggest to the protestors that they should in fact demand more lasting and effective reforms which is basically a repeal of the Second Amendment. Many protestors had taken to streets last week asking for stricter gun laws. Survivors of the Parkland School Shooting have become staunch advocates of new gun laws and have asked the legislators to basically distance themselves from the National Rifle Association and also foster restrictions on firearms.

President Trump in a sharp response tweeted that despite the wish of the Democrats or the words of Supreme Court Justice, there will be no repeal of the Second Amendment

The Second Amendment gives the right to keep and bear firearms and it was adopted in 1971. It is a part of the Bill of Rights and thus a part of first 10 amendments. The right is not unlimited but

 

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