Democrat Defends The 2nd Amendment

Representative Steve Cohen (D-TN) responded to CNN which asked on his stance in repealing the 2nd Amendment. Cohen informed CNN that he is not in favor of any form of 2nd Amendment repeal and that President Trump is right.

Cohen said, “We need better Supreme Court judges who can interpret the Second Amendment in a way that is in keeping with what the American people want. You know, I think that there’s a right to bear arms, of individuals to protect their homes, and I passed a right to carry bill when I was a state senator, because people ought to have a right to protect their home.”

“But there are reasonable restrictions that can be placed on the purchase of weapons like AR-15s and AK-47s. And that’s been the case through history. Sawed-off shotguns were not allowed since 1938, and even in the Heller decision of 2008, which was awful, in a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court said that there could be restrictions.”

“So, no, I think the Supreme Court needs better justices who interpret the Second Amendment in the way it should be interpreted, which is kind of what Justice Stevens says, it was for a well-regulated militia. But it won’t be repealed, and it’s a political issue. This is one place where President Trump is right about the law.”