White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders addressed Stevens' op-ed on Wednesday, saying that the president and the administration still fully support the Second Amendment. "As much as Democrats would like to see this happen, and despite the words yesterday of former Supreme Court Justice Stevens, NO WAY", Trump tweeted Wednesday morning.
President Trump went on to say this is why more Republicans need to be elected in 2018, and that the GOP must always hold the Supreme Court.
President Trump is standing up for law abiding gun owners by telling gun control advocates the Second Amendment will never be repealed. Stevens was one of four dissenters.
Stevens' call for a repeal is not the first remark from a former member of the Supreme Court against the Second Amendment.
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"In fact, 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".
"That decision - which I remain convinced was wrong and certainly was debatable - has provided the N.R.A. with a propaganda weapon of enormous power".
According to the Associated Press, repealing the amendment would be extremely hard. Stinchfield said. "I have long said the ultimate goal of the left is the complete repeal of the 2nd Amendment".
Supreme Court precedents friendly to gun-rights notwithstanding, federal courts have sanctioned a bevy of gun control laws in recent years.
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Feinstein is probably correct, as in order for a constitutional amendment to be repealed, it would require a vote by two-thirds of Congress and ratification by three-fourths of the states.
This seems to reflect the opinion of most Democrats: A survey by the Economist and YouGov, conducted in February, found that 39 percent of Democrats want to repeal the Second Amendment, while 41 percent do not.
Following last month's fatal shooting at a Florida high school, and as a movement rose out of the shooting, the national gun debate surged - once again - into the spotlight.
Regrettably, today's op-ed is not the only example of Stevens trying to claw back a portion of the Bill of Rights.
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But Stevens said the students and their thousands of supports worldwide should be calling on lawmakers to repeal the Second Amendment because that would make more of a lasting change than upping the age to buy guns and some of the other ideas proposed.