Bill Maher often has some crazy things to say and what he had to say about the Second Amendment and it's "purpose" is really just disrespectful and untrue.
"Because [Garry Wills] says the Second Amendment "shows just how far the poison of slavery pervaded the Constitution. It was intended to protect slaveholders who used militias to keep a firm grip on their slaves. It wasn't meant to let individuals prevent federal tyranny. How could it? It was meant to guarantee the legality of well-regulated militias to handle the states' internal problems, especially the problem of a large slave population." "
Uh huh... I thought it to ensure our freedoms remain intact from the possibility of a tyrannical government? I mean it says... "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." But f**k me, right?
"I know it drives Republicans crazy when liberals say everything is about race and everything isn't about race. But I feel like guns is the one area where, if you can't see a giant difference between the way black and white are treated in America with guns, I think there's a little racism in you. I mean, show the Roy Moore video. Here's a politician waving a gun at a rally. Could you get away with doing that?"
"There you go. And the Vegas shooter himself, you know, it seems like when the shooter — if he was Muslim, certainly it would have been about, "Let's — we got to get the ban going." If he was a Mexican, it would be about the wall. And I feel like, when it's the white guy, it's like, "We don't know how this happened." But they don't, you know, we don't —"
"I feel like it never gets to be an isolated incident if you're a minority. They always drag in the, you know, and this guy was from a broken home, his father was a criminal, you know, that would be big on Fox News, I feel like."