It started off as a speech about Martin Luther King, but when actor Danny Glover began speaking about the 2nd Amendment, a group of students started a petition against him.
He told the audience that the legislation was ratified to protect against slave revolts.
As a result, a conservative student group is launching a petition against the school’s “leftist bias.”
Glover appeared at Texas A&M on Thursday, Jan. 17 for an event honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. when the conversation turned to the right to bear arms, according to RawStory. Glover proceeded to discuss the Second Amendment, and how it was written to protect the institution of slavery and to help secure Native American land.
“I don’t know if you know the genesis of the right to bear arms,” Glover said. “The Second Amendment comes from the right to protect themselves from slave revolts, and from uprisings by Native Americans. So, a revolt from people who were stolen from their land, or revolt from people whose land was stolen from, that’s what the genesis of the Second Amendment is.”
The video of Glover was first posted by the conservative student organization, Texas Aggie Conservatives. The group has since started a petition against Texas A&M hosting “radical leftist speakers” who promote “leftist bias,” and using school funding to do so.
Watch Glover’s comments: