There is a growing upswell in the leftmost corner of the American populace calling for a repeal of the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. A retired Supreme Court Justice even came out with an opinion editorial in the New York Times this week saying as much.
But that’s still only 1 in 5 Americans, according to a February poll by the Economist and YouGov. About 21% of respondents favored repealing the Constitutional right (39% of whom identified as Democrats).
Early Wednesday morning, President Trump echoed what appear to be the majority sentiment on the Second Amendment in a tweet:
THE SECOND AMENDMENT WILL NEVER BE REPEALED! As much as Democrats would like to see this happen, and despite the words yesterday of former Supreme Court Justice Stevens, NO WAY. We need more Republicans in 2018 and must ALWAYS hold the Supreme Court!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 28, 2018
Democrats in power have been quick to fend off claims that they will lead an effort to repeal the right: “It is unequivocally not the Democratic caucus’ position to repeal the Second Amendment,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) stated to the New York Times.
Someone might want to let the left’s more activist base in on that memo.
Calls for 2A repeal in writing since Mon:
A former supreme court justice: https://t.co/o67sGM0eeJ
A GWU law professor: https://t.co/vSXQqY32Zu
Esquire op-ed: https://t.co/mTSfC1XXfL
Seattle Times op-ed: https://t.co/4FtmLBI9bh
— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) March 28, 2018