David Barton, who Right Wing Watch describes as a “religious right pseudo-historian,” shared his “absolutist” beliefs on the Second Amendment during an episode of his “WallBuilders Live” radio program this Thursday — “absolutist,” meaning that he believes there should be no limits on the kinds of weapons private citizens can own.
“The greatest people-killer of all has been government,” Barton said. “Nothing has killed more people than government has killed. And so when you look at that, the Founding Fathers believed that the people should be able to have enough arms in place to be able to remind their government you don’t want to mess with us, you don’t want to come after us.”
“I don’t want to see my neighbor stockpile nuclear bombs—I don’t want to see it—but I don’t care if he has one because he should have the same rights [as the government],” Barton continued. “But you say, ‘Well, I don’t think private citizens should have nuclear weapons.’ But if you’ve been trained with responsibility and morality and the concept of when and where you use them—the Founding Fathers were trained extensively and the concept of defensive warfare.”
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