“This is what those white guys said when they were debating the Second Amendment. They said that they needed a Second Amendment because they needed the armed disciplined.”
He took his response even further.
“The southerners needed the militias to put down slave revolts because you know Mehdi it’s a little bit difficult to hold people in bondage against their will… that’s why the white folks said it was there.”
Moments later, Hasan criticized conservatives for believing it is a right for an American to own a gun, calling it “decades of fear-mongering and demagoguery.”
An individual right to self-defense with a gun isn’t actually provided by the Second Amendment, @ElieNYC argues. Its original purpose was to preserve white supremacy and slavery. You’re going to want to hear him explain it: pic.twitter.com/7yv7JnRHoQ
— The Mehdi Hasan Show (@MehdiHasanShow) June 2, 2022