Watch broadcaster DESTROY liberal narrative about gun rights – and on CBS!

ben_swann_leftBroadcast journalist Ben Swann took on gun control and the Second Amendment, exposing some “hard truths” that liberals won’t like.

In his “Reality Check” segment, Swann dug into the roots of our right to bear arms, and the intent of our founding fathers when they ensconced that into our Constitution.

In 2012, in the wake of the Newtown tragedy, CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin wrote an article in The New Yorker titled “So you think you know the Second Amendment?”  In that piece, Toobin argued that the Constitution intended to protect a militia controlled by the state, and that an individual right to bear arms was cooked up by Reagan Republicans and the NRA in the 1980s.

Swann went back to the Constitution’s framers to destroy Toobin’s analysis.  “What is a well regulated militia? What were the framers talking about really? Of all the fears of the founding fathers, none was stronger than their fear of standing armies.”

This may be a very foreign concept, but the first fight over the Second Amendment wasn’t over whether the population should be armed. All the framers agreed with that. The fight was between federalists and anti-federalists over whether we would have a standing army.

In short, the federalists—including men like John Jay, James Madison and George Washington—wanted the Second Amendment because they believed a strong federal government would be able to control a standing army.

And the anti-federalists wanted it because it would mean every able-bodied man in America would be armed in the event that the federal government or America’s own standing army turned on its own people.


The hard truth that liberals won’t like is this: “The Second Amendment is not about hunting, or even just defense of your own home,” Swann said. “It was written by men who ultimately believed that governments and armies would turn on their own people.”

Watch the video below.

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6 thoughts on “Watch broadcaster DESTROY liberal narrative about gun rights – and on CBS!

  1. kazzer66 says:

    I expect that the Founders also wanted citizens to be able to protect themselves and the Country from invaders.and marauders.

    Imagine that.

  2. Mary Brown says:

    Second amendment is straightforward. The beginning states the need for a militia, the end states that the PEOPLE have a right to keep and bear arms. Note t hey did not say the militia, they specifically called out the PEOPLE.

  3. aed939 says:

    10 US Code 311 defines the militia: All female members of the National Guard plus all able-bodied US citizen males ages 17-44:

  4. Dibaby1979 says:

    Be vocal, viral, stand up for your 2nd amendment rights!

  5. Smith Family says:

    GET YOUR COFFEE MUGS! Smash liberals!

  6. Admiral Harad says:

    They let that on television? That is awesome indeed, good job Mr. Ben Swann.

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