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Danny Glover: ‘The Second Amendment Was Created to Protect Slavery’

During an event on Thursday to honor Martin Luther King Jr, award winning actor and humanitarian Danny Glover told Texas A&M students  that the danny gloversecond amendment was created to protect slavery.

“I don’t know if you know the genesis of the right to bear arms,” he said. “The Second Amendment comes from the right to protect themselves from slave revolts, and from uprisings by Native Americans.

“A revolt from people who were stolen from their land or revolt from people whose land was stolen from, that’s what the genesis of the second amendment is,” he continued.

Glover is certainly not the first person to make the point that the second amendment was crafted to protect slavery.

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16 Responses to Danny Glover: ‘The Second Amendment Was Created to Protect Slavery’

  1. Dewey Reply

    February 18, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    The same rationale is still being used, Only now the ” protect us from “them” is no longer slaves and native American, It is now Criminals!

  2. James Bell Reply

    January 28, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    The world would be a better place if gunpowder had not been invented!! invented.

  3. Jawanda Reply

    January 21, 2013 at 2:37 am

    He is wrong. The 2nd amendment was put in place so that people could protect themselves from a government that turnes on them. The 2nd amendment is for everyone.

  4. Elem Reply

    January 19, 2013 at 11:58 pm

    His right, it makes sense. However gun ownership works both ways. The last time Blacks were explicitly banned from owning guns, was during the jim crow era. Now think about that.

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