Sunny Hostin was co-hostin' The View on Friday when she started sayin' the 2nd Amendment was ACKSHUALLY "designed to protect slavery."
"The Second Amendment really was the right to bear arms was designed to protect slavery, right, because they wanted our founding fathers and others, they wanted to be able to empower a local militia group to basically put down a slave revolts and protect plantation owners," Hostin said.
There are so many resources to debunk this fake historical analysis on The View, but, please allow Encyclopedia Britannica to educate you on the 2nd Amendment, Sunny:
"The right to 'keep and bear Arms' was thus included as a means to accomplish the objective of a 'well-regulated Militia'—to provide for the defense of the nation, to provide a well-trained and disciplined force to check federal tyranny, and to bring constitutional balance by distributing the power of the sword equally among the people, the states, and the federal government," Britannica reads.
In other words, the 2nd Amendment has nothing to do with slavery or race.
CAN WE GET A FACT-CHECKER IN HERE PLEASE?
The View (somehow) has 2.5 million daily viewers. That's a lot of people being misinformed.
Hostin's ahistorical conspiracy theory about the intentions of "our founding fathers and others" with the 2nd Amendment was part of a larger point she was trying to make.
The View was promoting an ABC special on gun violence. That's when the hosts started falsely explaining the "history" of the 2nd Amendment and why gun ownership among Black Americans is on the rise.
For Leftism, Black people must follow the Leftist agenda. So, it throws a wrench in the system when Black people use their 2A rights to defend themselves.
"The biggest gun ownership on the rise is among African-Americans," Hostin said. "It's up 58.2% and in large part when they are questioned, they're talking about white supremacy, they're talking about the pandemic, and they're talking about police violence. They want to be able to protect themselves. So this is not about a rise in crime in the streets. This is about people feeling unsafe. Black Americans."
YEAH OK. When in doubt, blame racism, I guess.