Al Sharpton: ‘People do not have the right to unregulated rights’

National Urban League president Marc Morial called for a new national assault weapons ban, saying the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is not absolute.

At the conclusion of Morial ‘s remarks, a Daily Caller reporter asked National Action Network president Al Sharpton if he agreed. Sharpton replied:

“Absolutely, I mean if you look at the Second Amendment it was that you would have militia to protect yourself in case the government came and attacked citizens.”

“First of all, if the government were to come to disarm you, you would not be able to use an automatic weapon to defend yourself. Let’s be serious. We’re in a world of drones now so the Second Amendment would not help you in that area. It is absurd to try to cite that.”

“People do not have the right to unregulated rights in this country.  And I think that for those that use the Second Amendment [they] are conceding that they have no argument on why you need a magazine with 100 rounds of ammunition or 30 rounds of ammunition.”

Watch the video here.

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  • Strab

    If the second amendment is not "absolute" then maybe the first amendment is not "absolute" either and people who are just too damn stupid to be able to decipher what the second amendment says and means should be excluded from the first amendment because it's not absolute either. MORONS!!!

  • Diogenes

    What a brilliant, unfettered mind. I guess since drones and "all that" are such efficient platforms of war, we've already won in the middle east, and our soldiers have nothing to fear from an Afghani AK-47.

    Perhaps he'd be willing to give up the thirteenth amendment, too. Then he could pick my cotton and mix my juleps.

  • http://mcbluefire.blogspot.com Marc

    He has a point. The Second amendment now means that we should all have to right to keep and bear drones and Aircraft Carriers for our defense! Of course, truth is all we need are our firearms, fully automatic included, to actually defend against tyranny. If a tyrannical US government were to attack its citizens I would guarantee that the military would overwhelmingly back the people and not the government.

    The veil of legitimacy is gone the moment the government moves to overt violence.

  • Kimberly

    Let's see how fast MSNBC, CNN or any other MSM gets on this Racist bunch, where's the whites, latinos, asians? Go bite a big one Sharpton, no one listens to you any more. You do nothing but get rich off the poor black people you ACT like your trying to help when all you do is step on them on your way to the next dollar you make off them.

  • Tom Faggart

    Why don't you cats talk to your race? They are the ones who are killing each other. They kill thousands each year. Why don't we deal with mental illness? All of the mass killings have come from mentally ill folks. Finally, why don't blacks give up all their guaranteed rights? Bet this is offensive, and Politically incorrect; or as you guys would scream …"racist". Yet, it is a guaranteed right you have by the same law you criticize.

  • Larry

    All of a sudden you are worried about mass killing and the deaths of children around the country….you HYPOCRITE!!!

    What about the THOUSANDS of BABIES SLAUGHTERED everyday across America by a non-absolute abortion law, why are you not at the podium on their behalf…?! HYPOCRITE!!!

    Now all of a sudden you are an expert on what the founding Fathers perspective was in 1776, I am sure you were not there to see, hear, and understand their specific interpretation of their written Constitution?! HYPOCRITE!!!