Dem Congressman: ‘We Need Better Supreme Court Judges’ To Interpret The Second Amendment

Justin Caruso | Senior Media Reporter

Democratic Tennessee Rep. Steve Cohen remarked on CNN Wednesday that the United States needs “better Supreme Court judges” to make decisions on the Second Amendment.

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CNN host Wolf Blitzer asked, “Do you think the Second Amendment to the Constitution should be repealed?”

“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,” Cohen answered. “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,” he said.

“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 It was for a well-regulated militia, but it won’t be repealed and it’s a political issue.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–even a blind squirrel finds an acorn once in a while.”

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