Larry King: 'The Second Amendment was About Slavery. Repeal it'
File this one under "No One Wants to Repeal the Second Amendment." Even though more and more leftists are saying that very thing (see CNN's Chris Cuomo Claims No One Wants Second Amendment Repeal and Former Supreme Court Justice: Repeal the Second Amendment).
Now, Larry King isn't a policymaker. Plus, at the tender young age of 164, people aren't known for being as sharp as they once were. For all we know, he was just telling Bob from Walla Walla he's on the air. Only Bob was actually his waiter wanting to know if he was ready for his pudding.
Regardless, this is an example of what liberals really think about the Second Amendment. Courtesy of TMZ:
Larry says he's completely on board, adding that the antiquated provision needs to be rewritten due to unclear language ... and also, because it's "real" purpose is moot now.
He backs a widely discussed theory that the Second Amendment was pushed for by Southern senators who simply wanted to fend off potential slave uprisings. How about that?
Fact is ... there was a move back then to keep guns away from slaves, but it's actually an anti-gun control issue and not an issue about repealing the Second Amendment.
Ah, yes. The classic "everything in America is built on racism" argument.
Firstly, I can't be the only one who thinks it's wild how TMZ, yes that TMZ, fact checks gun grabbers better than CNN. "The Fakest Name in News" brags about letting their anti-gun guests lie. TMZ was quick to point out how denying black people the right to bear arms was the real racist act. We live in interesting times.
I don't know about you, but I've yet to see a quote from Jefferson or Madison demanding honkies have boomsticks to chase down runaway slaves. A whole buttload of quotes about putting the government in check, yes. The Second Amendment says its purpose is the "defense of a free state." Not "keeping African American people of color from getting their Underground Railroad on."
I won't deny a hand-cannon comes in handy if you're trying to subjugate someone. Which is the exact reason those powdered-wig guys wanted us all to have them. The Second Amendment is there to protect us against subjugation, not to perpetuate it.
Then again, maybe Larry King knows something we don't. He certainly looks old enough to have been around when they wrote the Bill of Rights.
While we're on the subject: