Poll: One-Fifth of Americans Want to Repeal Second Amendment

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After former Justice John Paul Stevens called for a repeal of the Second Amendment, the Washington Post indicated that the latest poll on the subject shows one-fifth of Americans support the idea of a repeal.

Stevens’ call to repeal the Second Amendment came two days after actor and comedian Michael Ian Black called for the repeal.

Black tweeted:

The WaPo reports the results of a February Economist/YouGov poll that showed 21 percent of Americans supported repealing the Second Amendment. When broken down by party affiliation, only eight percent of Republicans supported a repeal versus 39 percent of Democrats who favored it.

The process for approving the repeal of the Second Amendment requires three-quarters of the states or three-quarters of state legislatures to vote in favor of repealing it. And that only happens after two-thirds of the House of Representatives and two-thirds of Senate propose the repeal.

A proposed repeal can also begin with a convention of the states, where two-thirds of states propose it. But either way, it is going to take a lot more than one-fifth of Americans’ support to get it done.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News, the host of the Breitbart podcast Bullets with AWR Hawkins, and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at awrhawkins@breitbart.com. Sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange.

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