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.
â€śI donâ€™t know if you know the genesis of the right to bear arms,â€ť he said. â€śThe Second Amendment comes from the right to protect themselves from slave revolts, and from uprisings by Native Americans.â€ť
â€śA revolt from people who were stolen from their land or revolt from people whose land was stolen from, thatâ€™s what the genesis of the second amendment is,â€ť he continued.
Glover, best known for roles in the â€śLethal Weaponâ€ť franchise and â€śAngels in the Outfield,â€ť was addressing students at an event being held in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Director of Texas A&Mâ€™s Memorial Student Center, Luke Altendorf, told Campus Reform on Friday that the university was unaware of Gloverâ€™ talking points prior to his speech.
â€śI had no idea, we really didnâ€™t know that topic was coming up,â€ť he told Campus Reform. â€śSomeone was asking a question about activism, I think thatâ€™s where some of that came from.â€ť
Altendorf declined to say if, or how much the school had paid for Gloverâ€™s speech, but said student fees were not used.