LETHAL WEAPONS: Actor Danny Glover – ‘2nd Amendment Created to Protect Slavery?!?’
The Constitution’s Second Amendment was created to bolster slavery and capture land from Native Americans, award winning actor Danny Glover told a group of students at a Texas A&M sponsored event on Thursday.
Actor Danny Glover told students at Texas A&M University the intent of the Second Amendment was to protect slavery.
âI donât know if you know the genesis of the right to bear arms,â he said. âThe Second Amendment comes from the right to protect themselves from slave revolts, and from uprisings by Native Americans.â
âA revolt from people who were stolen from their land or revolt from people whose land was stolen from, thatâs what the genesis of the second amendment is,â he continued.
Glover, best known for roles in the âLethal Weaponâ franchise and âAngels in the Outfield,â was addressing students at an event being held in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Director of Texas A&Mâs Memorial Student Center, Luke Altendorf, told Campus Reform on Friday that the university was unaware of Gloverâ talking points prior to his speech.
âI had no idea, we really didnât know that topic was coming up,â he told Campus Reform. âSomeone was asking a question about activism, I think thatâs where some of that came from.â
Altendorf declined to say if, or how much the school had paid for Gloverâs speech, but said student fees were not used.