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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 second 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. Liberal talk show host Thom Hartmann made the point on his show this week that the main point of the second amendment wasn’t to protect Americans from a tyrannical government, but to put down slave rebellions. On Hartmann’s  The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann,  he said,  “But I want to tell you something you don’t know about the Second Amendment ,something that’s been lost in the pages of history – that is very crucial to informing today’s current gun debate. And that’s this: The real reason the Second Amendment was ratified, and why it says ‘State’ instead of ‘Country,’ was to preserve the Slave Patrol Militias in the Southern States, which was necessary to get Virginia’s vote. Founders Patrick Henry, George Mason, and James Madison were totally clear on that…and we all should be too…Today’s Second Amendment is linked to our nation’s disturbing history of slavery. In the Beginning, there were the Militias. In the South, they were also called the ‘Slave Patrols,’ and they were regulated by the states.”

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 comments

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

  3. well this didn't apply to the "negro" who was considered 3/5 human anyway according to the U.S. Constitution

  4. HISTORY PROVES MR.DANNY IS 100% RIGHT!

  5. AMEN! THAT's WHY OLD WHITE MEN STILL WANT THEY'RE GUNS! WHO DO YOU SEE FIGHTING TO KEEP THEM?

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. YEAH…BUT I BET DANNY HAS A GUN!

  9. oh yeah, professor glover speaks. so day glover says this and people take notice but the gentleman on fox news says blacks wouldn't have bee slafes if they had guns, and hes a racist!

    • silly white boy? white men did use they're guns to oppress of color for hundreds of years! but the facts are always hurtful to insensitive white"BOYS". AND YOUR FOX COMMENT SHOWS YOUR THE PRODUCT WHITE PRIVILEGE. BLACKS HAD THE GUNS DRAWN ON THEM BUY MEN THAT LOOK JUST LIKE YOU!

  10. The fact that his reasoning is totally plausible is undeniable! They just revolted and wrestled themselves from under King George's thumb and realized, "What is the Indians and/or our slaves take up arms against demanding equal and just treatment. Can you say Oxy Moron? That is a principle thread through the tapestry of American history.

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