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How Hard Is It To Repeal A Constitutional Amendment?

A retired Supreme Court justice has called for the repeal of the Second Amendment. So, Houston Matters gets a refresher on the process of repealing an amendment.

Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens called for the repeal of the Second Amendment.

Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens recently called for a repeal of the Second Amendment in order to allow significant gun control legislation. He wrote about the idea in an essay for the New York Times, saying such a move would weaken the National Rifle Association’s power to block gun control measures.

But how hard is it to repeal a constitutional amendment – especially one at the center of a such a divisive national debate?

Houston Matters talks it over with Charles “Rocky” Rhodes, from South Texas College of Law Houston.

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