Larry King threw his two cents in with the never-ending Leftist anti-Second Amendment conga-line, going so far as to suggest 2A was created to fight off slave uprisings! 🙄 For a document he says is poorly written and unclear what the Founders meant by “militia”, one has to wonder how he came to that conclusion!?
King presents himself as someone well-educated and versed in this video, but it’s abundantly clear he never opened up a history book!
#1 There were no Senators prior to the writing of the Constitution.
#2 The Founding Fathers words are available not only in print but also online. A simple Google search on the Founders quotes for militia would reveal more than enough material to see they considered the People, commoners, the militia.
“I ask who are the militia? They consist now of the whole people, except a few public officers.”
– George Mason, Address to the Virginia Ratifying Convention, June 4, 1788
“A militia when properly formed are in fact the people themselves…and include, according to the past and general usuage of the states, all men capable of bearing arms… “To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them.”
– Richard Henry Lee, Federal Farmer No. 18, January 25, 1788
“The militia, who are in fact the effective part of the people at large, will render many troops quite unnecessary. They will form a powerful check upon the regular troops, and will generally be sufficient to over-awe them”
– Tench Coxe, An American Citizen IV, October 21, 1789
“The burden of the militia duty lies equally upon all persons;”
– Rep. Williamson in Congress, 22 Dec 1790
2A is not terrible, it was written for the most simpleton mind to understand! Isn’t it amazing how the Left praises the Constitution when it suits them yet they’ll flip on it and condemn it when it doesn’t!
And Mr King it is because of the NRA freed African-Americans were able to bear arms to protect themselves!