Just as sure as the sun comes up in the morning, MSNBC will broadcast another feature about everything being white supremacy.
The host Mehdi Hasan turned two Mystal and said “In your book Elie, you argue that an individual right to self-defense with a gun was not provided by the Second Amendment but by the conservative Supreme Court’s interpretation of the Second Amendment in its Heller decision.”
Hasan then read a quote from the book that claimed “There was an original purpose to the Second Amendment, but it wasn’t to keep people safe. It was to preserve white supremacy and slavery.”
Mystal then proclaimed “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, that was their word, militia to put down slave revolts.”
He continued, “They were worried that under the original constitution the federal government had all of the power to raise the militia right?”
“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,” Mystal added.