Larry King has weighed in on former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens‘ assertion that student protesters should “demand a repeal of the Second Amendment.”
“It’s poorly written,” King said of the amendment to TMZ. “What did they mean by ‘militia’?”
“You know [the people] who signed the Second Amendment were southern senators so they could ward off slaves’ uprisings,” King added. “Read the history.”
When the man behind the camera balks and asks King to briefly explain the history, he said: “Eventually it won in other areas but southern senators started it [for that reason].”
Another off-camera man offered that they wanted to protect themselves against black people, and King said, “Yeah, that’s correct… And the NRA is the worst.”
In his New York Times op-ed Tuesday, Stevens noted that for the first 200 years of the Second Amendment’s lifespan, it “was uniformly understood as not placing any limit on either federal or state authority to enact gun control legislation.” When District of Columbia v. Heller asserted an individual’s right to bear arms, Stevens said it “provided the NRA with a propaganda weapon of immense power.”
“[Repealing the Second Amendment] would eliminate the only legal rule that protects sellers of firearms in the United States — unlike every other market in the world,” Stevens wrote.
Watch above, via TMZ.
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