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John Paul Stevens: ‘There’s No Need for All the Guns We Have in the Country’

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Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens reminds me of a feral cat who just won’t go away.

From the Washington Post:

…But one particular loss lingers and, Stevens says, brings grim reminders almost weekly: the court’s 2008 decision in District of Columbia v. Heller, which found the Second Amendment protects a right to individual gun ownership unrelated to possible military service.

“Unquestionably the most clearly incorrect decision that the Court announced during my tenure on the bench,” Stevens writes in his new memoir, “The Making of a Justice.”

Heller and the Second Amendment, Stevens said in the interview, produce “such disastrous practical effects. I think there’s no need for all the guns we have in the country and if I could get rid of one thing it would be to get rid of that whole gun climate.”

Yes, if we did away with all the guns in our country, the strong could readily molest the weak with impunity. The young and the strong could run roughshod over the old, the weak, and the infirm – people like former Justice Stevens.

And governments could enact tyranny upon its peoples and kill as many subjects as possible.

That doesn’t sound like a good place to be, now does it, former Justice Stevens?

Source: The Truth About Guns

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