Sharpton: ‘The Second Amendment Doesn’t Give You the Right to Bear AR-15s or Assault Weapons’

MSNBC host Al Sharpton claimed Sunday that the Second Amendment does not protect the right of Americans to bear “AR-15s or assault weapons” because such weapons did not exist when the Constitution was written.

Sharpton appeared to be referencing Colion Noir, an NRATV host who, during his show on Friday, discussed the National Rifle Association’s response to the “March for Our Lives” protest in Washington, D.C. and across the country on Saturday. Students organized the rally in the nation’s capital in the wake of last month’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, to demand tougher gun restrictions.

“To all the kids from Parkland getting ready to use your First Amendment to attack everyone else’s Second Amendment at your march on Saturday, I wish a hero like Blaine Gaskill had been at Marjory Douglas High School last month because your classmates would still be alive and no one would know your names, because the media would have completely and utterly ignored your story, the way they ignored his,” Noir said.

Sharpton dismissed Noir’s argument about the students using the their First Amendment rights to go after Second Amendment rights.


23 Replies to “Sharpton: ‘The Second Amendment Doesn’t Give You the Right to Bear AR-15s or Assault Weapons’

  1. Sharpton is blatantly wrong. When the Constitution wa written the 2nd Amendment meant to provide the right to carry EQUAL arms used by opposing armies. The British had 50cal weapons, the most powerful weapons at the time and so the Colonialists also carried 50 cal rifles. So, Sharpton stop MISLEADING your sheep.

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  2. Au contraire, Mr. Sharpton, that’s exactly what the 2nd allows. The SC has ruled about the specificity of what constitutes weapons suitable for the Militia, which by the way, is by law the people themselves. The weapons of the Militia, the people, are supposed to consist of, or be equal to that of the standing army, in particular the small arms equipping an individual trooper.

    1. You’re smart, educated and understand history. Sharpton isn’t speaking to you. Sharpton is speaking to the uniformed goldfish who can’t remember what was on the TV prior to the last comercial.

      Sharpton knows people that view MSNBC are not the brightest. Anyone watching Jewish owned corporate media seems to be pretty dense about what is going on. I think it is purposefuly done to their viewers though. That is the job of propaganda, to brainwash the low hanging fruit on the Human IQ tree.

  3. Then the first amendment doesn’t give this fat kneegrow the right to run his mouth on TV or the radio since “those venues didn’t exist when it was written”.
    Molon labe mf’ers!

  4. “We live under a government that passes unconstitutional laws, then drags its feet when hauled before the Supreme Court to test that law’s Constitutionality. But under Marbury v. Madison, the US Supreme Court ruled that any law that violates the Constitution is automatically void. And under John Bad Elk vs. United States, any citizen has a right to resist with lethal force any violation of their civil rights by the application of unconstitutional laws.” — WRH radio show host

  5. .
    annually… more black children are killed inside taxpayer funded planned parenthoods,,
    ,than at all the false flag 2nd amendment infringing .. “use children as bait” .. hoax events combined ,
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  7. Whatever the “Authorities” can use to kill the Governed, the Governed have the legal right to own, use, and then use again, to keep the “Authorities” in check.

  8. The Second Amendment didn’t give Sharpton’s “people” the right to turn Chicago into a killing zone either.

  9. Tell that Organ Grinder’s MONKEY that is exactly what the 2nd does.
    There has never been a government that banned it’s own ARMED FORCES from “Keeping and Bearing” ARMS.
    Find one government in the history of humanity that felt a need to document a “RIGHT” for it’s ARMED FORCES to possess ARMS.
    Oppressive Governments are ALWAYS banning the People’S RIGHTS to arms.
    The claim that the Founding Fathers wrote the 2nd Amendment to give Our ARMED FORCES a “right” to keep and carry ARMS is S-T-U-P-I-D.
    The only reason for the Second Amendment is to clearly spell-out the GOD GIVEN RIGHT of INDIVIDUALS to keep & bear ARMS.
    The only reason for the BILL(list) of RIGHTS was to codify INDIVIDUALS’ GOD GIVEN RIGHTS.
    Has there ever been a government that was not chock full of it’s “rights” up to and including declaring itself to be the Lord God Almighty?! (Rome, Egypt, Israel,etc)
    Does the 1st Amendment mean the GOVERNMENT is allowed to give speeches? Try shutting up any Politician. But THEY would LOVE to shut YOU up, hence the FIRST Amendment.
    Anyone who tells you the 2nd Amendment applies to the Army or State Militia, is telling you they think you are STUPID.
    There has NEVER been a government that felt it had to codify it’s army’s/soldier’s “RIGHT” to “Keep and BEAR ARMS” because there has NEVER been a government that refused to allow It’s own soldiers to KEEP and BEAR ARMS!
    The Second Amendment was written for the People, like the other 9 Amendments in the Bill of Rights. This was confirmed by the SCOTUS in the DC vs Heller decision, where they stated that the “People” in the Second Amendment were the same “People” that are mentioned in the First and Fourth Amendment.
    The 2nd Amendment clearly guarantees the “right of the PEOPLE to keep and bear arms”, and certainly not “the Militia”.
    Why would “the Militia”, a type of army manned by citizen-soldiers as opposed to full-time “regulars”, need a constitutional amendment to guarantee they have the right “to keep and bear arms”?
    Is there any specific statement anywhere in the Constitution that the army Congress is empowered to raise has the “right to keep and bear arms”? Of course not. …………. That is assumed.

    the 2nd amendment,, specifies that the RIGHT to bear arms is the right of the people,, NOT the militia,,,, it is the people who will make up the militia,, but the right is not the right of a “well regulated militia” it is the right of the people,

    It is implicit in the nature of all kinds of armies —- be they militia or regulars, volunteer, conscripted, or mercenary — to be armed.
    They are all “armed forces”.
    They all “bear arms”.
    They all carry guns.
    That is what they do.
    It certainly no more requires an amendment to the Constitution to state that “the Militia” has the RKBA , than a specific statement that the army Congress is empowered to raise may be manned by armed troops.

    “The [U.S.] Constitution is a limitation on the government, not on private individuals … it does not prescribe the conduct of private individuals, only the conduct of the government … it is not a charter for government power, but a charter of the citizen’s protection against the government.” Ayn Rand

  10. Sharpton can have his first amendment right to free speech, and I will keep my 2nd amendment right to own a semi-automatic rifle.

  11. Obviously the shill has never heard of the “Puckle Gun” coined the “First machine gun” invented in 1718 LONG
    before even the 2nd Amendment was written, so those who say the 2nd Amendment is only about muskets is an ignorant idiot.

  12. 14-10078 Caetano v. Massachusetts:
    Cite as: 577 U. S. ____ (2016)
    ALITO, J., concurring in judgment

    No. 14–10078.Decided March 21, 2016
    The Court has held that “the Second Amendment extends, prima facie, to all instruments that constitute bearable arms, even those that were not in existence at the time of the founding,” District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U. S. 570, 582 (2008), and that this “Second Amendment right is fully applicable to the States.”

    DC v. Heller defined the “Arms” covered by the Second Amendment to include “‘anything that a man wears for his defense, or takes into his hands, or useth in wrath to cast at or strike another.”

  13. “Sharpton: ‘The Second Amendment Doesn’t Give You the Right to Bear AR-15s or Assault Weapons.”

    Wrong. The Second Amendment does give you the Right to bear an AR-15 and other ‘semi-automatic weapons’, just as the First Amendment gives morons like Al Sharpton the Right to lie and express his nonsensical words of ignorance.

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