Ex-Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens: Repeal the Second Amendment

Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens said in an op-ed Tuesday that the Second Amendment should be repealed, citing the protests in response to the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, as an impetus for the change.

Stevens, who retired from the high court in 2010 as one of the longest-serving justices in history, argued the Second Amendment had been warped by gun lobbyists at the National Rifle Association to extend beyond its original intent.

The former justice wrote that the movement that has emerged in the aftermath of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, where a gunman killed 17 and injured several others, shows “broad public support for legislation to minimize the risk of mass killings of schoolchildren and others in our society.”