Skip to comments.Graham hits retired Supreme Court Justice Stevens for calling to repeal Second Amendment
Posted on 03/27/2018 1:40:39 PM PDT by jazusamo
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Tuesday slammed retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens for calling for a repeal of the Second Amendment.
In an op-ed for The New York Times, Stevens recommended repealing the amendment as a first step to enacting gun control, prompting Graham to say he is glad the justice is retired.
I will PROTECT the Second Amendment not REPEAL it, Graham tweeted. Like every American, Justice Stevens is entitled to his opinion, but I am very glad he is now retired.
The GOP lawmaker added that he has zero intention of following Stevenss suggestion, and criticized out-of-touch liberals for attacking the Second Amendment.
Statements like this epitomize out-of-touch liberals who do not appreciate the important role the Second Amendment has played and continues to play in our nation, Graham added.
Graham added in a statement that Stevens's comments should serve as a reminder to conservatives just how important Supreme Court nominations can be.
It makes me appreciate President Trumps nomination and the Senates confirmation of Justice Gorsuch even more, he said.
Stevens, a Republican, argued in his op-ed that the right to bear arms as guaranteed by the Second Amendment is outdated and misunderstood.
He encouraged pro-gun control activists, like the organizers of the March for Our Lives rally in Washington over the weekend, to seek more effective and more lasting reform through a repeal of the Second Amendment.
"That simple but dramatic action would move Saturdays marchers closer to their objective than any other possible reform, Stevens wrote.
Someone musta loaned Linda their testicles for the day.
He wouldn’t have complained if Heller went the other way. Stevens hasn’t changed position, and there was not a peep about impeachment, unqualified, etc.
This SOB up for re-election this year? The past few days he has made some statements out of his usual character.
The income tax needs to go the same way as chattel slavery.
Appointed by two Republican Presidents - Nixon to the 7th circuit CA and Ford to the SCOTUS.
Left cross? Upper cut? Did he deck him or just a light hit?
Graham must be up for re-election, huh? About very six years he suddenly starts talking real conservative stuff. The years in between? He’s McCain’s best bud.
No, Justice Stevens, we do NOT “misunderstand” the Second Amendment!
It serves as our guarantee against exactly the kind of TYRANNY that you propose.
When fighting, jihadists prefer bombs.
Their guns are mainly to extort money from the shopkeepers.
TRUMP showed ‘her’ what testicles are good for!
For once I agree with Lindsay.
Funny how the Dems always get reliable dogmatic Leftists appointments but it is always a coin toss which way a GOP appointed Justice will go.
He should have responded with a Bill to Repeal all retirement Benefits for the entire Judiciary
I dare liberals to come out and say it, that they want to disarm EVERYONE..I double dog dare them..they will get their asses handed to them in November
Not if “We The People” have a say in the matter... that’s civil war talk from Stevens, he aparantly has not thought that through very well.
Exactly...Lib Stevens falls back on the ‘living Constitution’ farce!
A few guns can keep a whole neighborhood quite safe without even being touched.
The original states would not ratify the constitution without the Bill of Rights. If a part of that Bill of Rights is removed, does that abrogate the contract between the states and the federal government?