MSNBC Guest Claims 'Purpose' of Second Amendment Is to 'Preserve White Supremacy'
Elie Mystal was brought on to discuss the Second Amendment
MSNBC is continuing to broadcast "race-baiting" segments centered around current events, and the latest is true to form.
Elie Mystal was brought on to discuss the Second Amendment.
Of course, it ended up being about white supremacy.
The host Mehdi Hasan turned to 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," he claimed.
"It was to preserve white supremacy and slavery.”
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
Mystal then proclaimed, “this is what those white guys said when they were debating the Second Amendment.”
“They said they needed a Second Amendment because they needed the armed disciplined, that was their word, militia to put down slave revolts," he added.
“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.
While Mystal blurted out his historically inaccurate blatherings, the caption under him declared, “Amending the 2nd: Is it time to update the Constitution on guns?”
This performance came on the heels of MSNBC race-baiter in chief Joy Reid claiming that conservatives fearing more gun control in the wake of mass shootings are akin to racists joining the KKK.