Only 20% of Americans Want to Repeal the Second Amendment

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:

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.