Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. claimed the Second Amendment is established and that a Kennedy administration won’t attempt to take away weapons, during a chat with Elon Musk.
According to RFK Jr., “My position on gun control is that I’m not going to take away anybody’s guns,” as reported by Dr. Benjamin Braddock. “I’m a staunch constitutional maximalist, and also the Supreme Court has already decided the matter.”
He continued by addressing school shootings and stating that he is prepared to make significant efforts to fortify schools and end shootings.
“I personally know the sorrow of gun violence,” RFK Jr. stated. “We must put an end to school shootings. We will do it if it means defending schools in the same manner that we defend airlines.”
He discussed mass shootings more broadly than only school shootings and said he would “thoroughly investigate” whatever part “psychiatric drugs” may have had in well-publicized massacres.
“We…have to look at the significance of psychiatric drugs,” RFK Jr. added. “Before Prozac was invented, we hardly ever experienced anything like this.”
The Supreme Court of the United States confirmed in Heller (2008) that the Second Amendment safeguards a person’s right to keep a gun in the house for self-defense. The Second Amendment safeguards the right to carry a firearm outside the house for self-defense, the Supreme Court of the United States said in Bruen (2022).