‘Lethal Weapon’ actor tells students Second Amendment was intended to preserve slavery
Actor and progressive political activist Danny Glover informed a group of students at a Texas A&M University-sponsored event that the Second Amendment was created to put down slave rebellions and subjugate Native Americans.
“I don’t know if you know the genesis of the right to bear arms,” Glover said on Thursday. “The Second Amendment comes from the right to protect themselves from slave revolts and from uprisings by Native Americans.”
Actually, moron, it is well-documented that it is gun control that is racist, with the largest push in the US coming from Democrats during Reconstruction. You see, Danny, the last thing those Democrats wanted when they were lynching black men or raping black women was for the newly-freed people to be armed. Voila! Gun control was born.
I love the revisionist history. The Founding Fathers - who Glover will tell you were the evil white dudes in charge - were so terrified of Indian or slave uprisings that they codified into law the idea that government couldn't forbid folks from carrying arms. Right. Wouldn't the very idea of an uprising be against the government? So that the governmental regulations would be null and void in the first place?
And it's funny how TAMU is tripping over themselves trying to disavow all knowledge of this speech. They paid Glover (some $25K, allegedly) for this tripe, and were I a member of the student body there I'd be curious to know where that money came from. More importantly, if I were an alumni who was thinking about donating, I'd want to be certain my donation wasn't being used to fund imbeciles spouting nonsense.
Then again, imbeciles spouting nonsense is pretty much a hallmark of the modern left...
That is all.