California Governor Gavin Newsom Proposes Constitutional 28th Amendment to Gut Second Amendment
California Governor Gavin Newsom has proposed a new constitutional amendment, known as the 28th Amendment, which seeks to nullify the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution. This proposal has ignited a heated debate on gun control and raised concerns among Second Amendment supporters.
To be completely honest, however, this amendment is an extension of the one written and presented by anti-Constitutionalist Michael Moore in 2022. This is something self-centered Newsom likely won’t ever mention.
The 28th Amendment, as outlined by Governor Newsom, aims to incorporate what he calls “common-sense” gun safety measures into the Constitution. These measures include raising the federal minimum age for firearm purchases from 18 to 21, implementing universal background checks, establishing a waiting period for all gun purchases, and prohibiting civilian ownership of assault weapons.
I guess 18 year old Americans are old enough to kill for their government, but not kill to defend their own lives…
Newsom claims that these gun safety principles have broad support from Democrats, Republicans, independents, and even gun owners themselves, while maintaining respect for America’s gun-owning tradition and leaving the Second Amendment unchanged. However, critics argue that these measures infringe upon the rights of law-abiding citizens and misinterpret the intent of the Founding Fathers.
The process of amending the United States Constitution is intentionally challenging to prevent arbitrary changes. To propose an amendment, it requires a two-thirds vote in both houses of Congress or a convention called by two-thirds of the states. Ratification then demands approval by three-fourths of the state legislatures or conventions. The uphill battle to amend the Constitution makes the passage of the 28th Amendment a significant hurdle.
While Newsom’s proposal is seen as an attempt to solidify his stance on gun control as he eyes a potential presidential run, critics argue that it violates the rights and traditions protected by the Second Amendment. They claim that the proposed restrictions are inconsistent with the nation’s historical context of firearm regulation.
Furthermore, the 28th Amendment would grant Congress, states, and local governments the authority to enact additional gun safety regulations, leading to concerns of further encroachments on gun rights by individual jurisdictions.
For the 28th Amendment to take effect, a constitutional convention would need to be convened, requiring the participation of 34 states. Newsom’s hopes of achieving this goal may face significant challenges, as state legislatures and citizens across the country express opposition to any attempts to undermine the Second Amendment.
As the submission of the 28th Amendment marks the beginning of a potentially lengthy process, gun rights advocates are mobilizing to voice their concerns and opposition. They, like us, argue that such infringements on the Second Amendment are not only unconstitutional but also fail to address the root causes of violence and crime in society.
After all, this amendment is based on laws that already exist in California, yet the state has more mass shootings than any other since the 80s.
The second amendment has been under attack much more than usual lately. After we broke the news about activists going after 2A lawyers and now this, you need to make sure you’re doing your part and calling your congressmen.
The proposal of the 28th Amendment, along with the increased aggression towards 2A supporters, only highlights the necessity of and effort for 2A-supporting citizens to be active and vocal in their opposition to any infringement on their rights. We must not be silent on this issue and should take every opportunity to have our voices heard to protect our naturally and constitutionally guaranteed rights. If you are concerned about the 28th Amendment and the impact it will have on gun rights in America, it is essential to call your congressmen and make your voice heard.
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