Louis Farrakhan, head of the anti-Semitic and historically violent Nation of Islam, has now announced that the Second Amendment is obsolete. “See, the right to bear arms was given at a time when there was no regulated militia to protect America,” he said, ignoring the actual wording of the Second Amendment, which speaks of a “well-regulated militia.” Furthermore, he added, “now you have police well-armed, you have state troopers well-armed, you have the National Guard and you have federal troops.”
Of course, the rationale for the Second Amendment was to protect from government tyranny; many of the founders were particularly worried about the threat of standing armies. But Farrakhan uses that as an excuse to say that the Second Amendment is no longer relevant.
Instead, said Farrakhan, we should worry about Americans’ desire to own guns in the face of the government (an odd position for someone who lived through Jim Crow, in which a tyrannical government routinely violated basic rights of citizens). Said Farrakhan, “Look at the American peoples’ thoughts about Congress. What is the percentage of the American people that feel that the US Congress is doing a good job? Eleven percent. Then 89 percent of the American people are angry, disaffected with their government – and you’re selling them weapons of war and the militias are multiplying.”
According to Farrakhan, the American people are “savage” and violent. What else would you expect from the virulently anti-Israel, anti-American, Obama-worshipping leader of the Nation of Islam movement who calls America “Uncivilized, uncultivated, brutal, wild” – and yet says we should trust the government of that “beast” of a country?