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The five extra words that can fix the Second Amendment:excerpted from John Paul Stevens' book,

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“Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution.” "30,000 people die in the US in firearm-related incidents yearrly. The adoption of rules  that will determine what kinds of firearms should be available to private citizens, and when and how they may be used will lessen the number of those incidents & should be a matter of primary concern legislators. Legislatures are in a far better position than judges to assess the wisdom of such rules & to evaluate the costs and benefits that rule changes can be expected to produce.  Constitutional provisions that curtail the legislative power to govern in this area unquestionably do more harm than good. Chief Justice Burger, appointed by Nixon, said that the NRA had perpetrated a fraud on the American people by twisting the words of the 2nd Amendment to deregulate military weapons and put then in the hands of civilians." Got that?

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