U.S. Supreme Court

Justice Stevens is wrong about repealing the Second Amendment, but at least he's honest

Justice Stevens is wrong about repealing the Second Amendment, but at least he's honest

Two and a half cheers for Justice Stevens!

Let me say it up front: I don't think we should repeal the Second Amendment. But I applaud retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens for arguing that we should.

In case you missed it, Mr. Stevens penned an essay for The New York Times in which he argued that District of Columbia v. Heller — the 2008 decision that recognized an individual right to bear arms — was wrongly decided. (He was part of the four-justice dissent.) I disagree with Mr. Stevens about that, too. But I think he's right in saying it was at least a "debatable" finding.

None of that is relevant to my point, however. I applaud Mr. Stevens' essay...

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