John Paul Stevens is a retired associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States who served from December 19, 1975, until his retirement on June 29, 2010. He's got a new book out. It's kind of a wake up call to those that think the 2nd A is safe. Stevens said in an interview with The Associated Press that the Newtown, Conn., shootings in December 2012 made him think about doing "whatever we could to prevent such a thing from happening again." Twenty first-graders and six educators were killed. He said he was bothered by news reports about gaps in the federal government database for checking the background of prospective gun buyers. Those gaps exist because the Supreme Court ruled in 1997 that states could not be forced to participate in the background check system. Stevens dissented from the court's 5-4 ruling in Printz v. United States. One amendment would allow Congress to force state participation in gun checks, while a second would change the Second Amendment to permit gun control. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/04/22/retired-justice-proposes-changes-to-constitution/ He was appointed by Ford, a conservative I guess but Stevens later sided with the Liberal wing from what I read. Maybe Ford didn't do his homework! Our Constitution and gun rights are hanging on by a thread. If the Court ever got lopsided to the left watch out! Every election counts, every vote counts! Well sort of......the whole Electoral College thing and the way the districts are.......anyway, VOTE, it can't hurt and it sends a message! That is all, for now.