Earlier this month, film critic Roger Ebert claimed the 2nd Amendment was ratified to preserve slavery. Now Danny Glover is parroting the same lunacy.
Christine Roberts of the New York Daily News reports.
Conservatives at Texas A&M University blast ‘leftist bias’ after Danny Glover ties Second Amendment to slavery at a school event
A conservative student group is blasting Texas A&M University for its “leftist bias” after actor Danny Glover made controversial claims regarding the Second Amendment at a school event.
The “Lethal Weapon” star said the amendment was created to protect against slave revolts and help keep land from Native Americans, at a breakfast honoring Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 17.
“I don’t know if people know the genesis of the right to bear arms,” Glover said. “The Second Amendment comes from the right to protect, to protect themselves from slave revolts and from uprisings from 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.”
Student group Texas Aggie Conservatives, the first to post a video of the award-winning actor’s remarks, said that Texas A&M is at fault for inviting Glover.
The organization has launched a petition demanding that the school stop inviting “radical leftist speakers” who further a “leftist bias.”
Eric Schroeder, chairman of TAC, slammed the event as “outrageous.”
“It should be a time for real reflection and respect,” he told the conservative online activist group Campus Reform of the King event. “Instead, the university pushes a political agenda.”
But Luke Altendorf, director of the university’s Memorial Student Center, said that the school had no idea Glover would touch on the right to bear arms during his speech.
Conservatives at Texas A&M University blast ‘leftist bias’ after Danny Glover ties Second Amendment to slavery at a school event (New York Daily News)