After former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens suggests in a NYT op-ed piece that the second amendment should be abolished, Jesse Watters points out a bleak future if the amendment were to be appealed, reports Fox news.
The 97-year-old Stevens, a Republican nominated by President Gerald Ford, said repealing the right to bear arms is the most effective “lasting reform” that could be sought on the matter.
Stevens wrote his opinion piece in the New York Times in light of the recent “March for our Lives” rally that was put together by the survivors of the Parkland, Florida shooting and many other anti-gun advocates around the country that formed the event.
Watters obviously had some things to say on Stevens piece and cut right to the truth of what the future would look like if we did get rid of the second amendment.
“There’ll be a Civil War if you take away the Second Amendment,” Watters said. “[The government would say] surrender your weapons or else.”
Watters said many Americans would object to federal agents seeking arms confiscation, and the policy change would cause “an absolute bloodbath.”
He goes on to make the point that if good legal citizens give their weapons away, then it will be only the “bad guys” who have the guns and leave the rest of America completely defenseless.
“That’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard,” he said of Stevens’ argument.
“Donald Trump would have all the power,” Watters remarked, joking that the gun control activists – who largely oppose the president – would in effect be giving him the ultimate power as chief executive of a country without civilian arms.
Greg Gutfeld said Stevens’ commentary is dangerous because it “validates the other side,” who seek to retain their rights.
.@JesseBWatters on former Supreme Court justice who called for repealing the 2nd Amendment: “This is a slippery slope argument that makes people join the NRA because you want to protect & expand your freedoms, you don’t want to restrict them.” #TheFive pic.twitter.com/BaomGWhHqb
— Fox News (@FoxNews) March 27, 2018
These kinds of comments from Steven though are what makes more people want to join the NRA, Watters comments on. He continues by pointing out just how hard it is to repeal an amendment in the U.S. which points to how repealing the second amendment will never happen, says Watters.