An excerpt from the book by recently retired Justice John Paul Stevens, “Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution” is quietly making the rounds, indicating that’s it’s already stirring
intelligent debate death threats, especially because he dares to suggest that the 2nd Amendment is not an immutable right.
- Stevens writes of a distorted gun control debate:
“Emotional claims that the right to possess deadly weapons is so important that it is protected by the federal Constitution distort intelligent debate about the wisdom of particular aspects of proposed legislation designed to minimize the slaughter caused by the prevalence of guns in private hands.”
An updated version of the 2nd Amendment, according to Stevens, 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.
There. Glad we could finally sort this out before someone got hurt.