The framers composed the Second Amendment for the purpose of defending against “foreign militias,” claimed MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace while waxing historical.
Wallace was joined by actress Julianne Moore and John Feinblatt, both of whom belong to “Everytown for Gun Safety,” an organization pushing “gun control” led by former New York mayor, Michael Bloomberg.
Drawing on New York Times columnist Bret Stephens’ call for repeal of the Second Amendment, Wallace described the Constitution’s recognition of the right to keep and bear arms as anachronistic and relating to defense against non-existent foreign threats:
It seems like with this debate we careen from tragedy to tragedy and nothing ever changes. How do you guys stay in the fight? …
You know, I mentioned to you two that a conservative wrote a piece last week that got a lot of attention about maybe opening up the conversation about the Second Amendment; his name’s Bret Stephens, and he said the intellectually honest way to have this debate is to say that this isn’t what was intended; that we are an armed population.
This was a right to bear arms against foreign militias.
Watch Wallace’s historical commentary below:
H/T Ken Meyer at Mediaite.
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