'There'll Be Civil War': Watters Blasts Retired Justice's Call for 2nd Amendment Repeal
Jesse Watters reacted to an op-ed by retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens who said "March For Our Lives" participants should seek a repeal of the Second Amendment.
The 97-year-old Stevens, a Republican nominated by President Gerald Ford, said repealing the right to bear arms is the most effective "lasting reform" that could be sought on the matter.
"There'll be a Civil War if you take away the Second Amendment," Watters said. "[The government would say] surrender your weapons or else."
.@JesseBWatters on former Supreme Court justice who called for repealing the 2nd Amendment: “This is a slippery slope argument that makes people join the NRA because you want to protect & expand your freedoms, you don’t want to restrict them.” #TheFive pic.twitter.com/BaomGWhHqb
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Watters said many Americans would object to federal agents seeking arms confiscation, and the policy change would cause "an absolute bloodbath."
"That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard," he said of Stevens' argument.
"Donald Trump would have all the power," Watters remarked, joking that the gun control activists - who largely oppose the president - would in effect be giving him the ultimate power as chief executive of a country without civilian arms.
Greg Gutfeld said Stevens' commentary instead "validates the other side," who seek to retain their rights.
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