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What The History Of The Second Amendment Means Today

Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens wrote in an essay for The New York Times published today that the 2nd Amendment should be repealed.

He believes the teens who held last weekend’s March for Our Lives events should be even more ambitious than just calling for deeper background checks for gun buyers. He said they should be pushing for the Second Amendment to go away — calling it a “relic of the 18th century.”

Historian and author Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz wrote about the history of the Second Amendment in her new book "Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment." She will be at Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe tonight, and she was on The Show today to talk.

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