David Barton: Americans Have The Right To Own Tanks

Kyle Mantyla reports at Right Wing Watch:

Right-wing “comedian” Steven Crowder interviewed Religious Right pseudo-historian David Barton for a “masterclass” on the meaning of the Second Amendment, during which Barton insisted that the Second Amendment grants average citizens the right to own tanks or any other weapon of war.

Barton has repeatedly insisted that the Founding Fathers intended for there to be no limits whatsoever on the Second Amendment and that citizens are therefore entitled to own any weapon they might need to fight off a foreign invasion or even their own government, including fighter jets, and he repeated this claim to Crowder.

“They were OK with cannons and that would be our equivalent of high-capacity magazines or machine guns,” Barton insisted, “or it could be equivalent to a tank.”

Barton, should you be unaware, is the widely discredited “historian” whose book was withdrawn by his own Christian publisher over its false claims. Barton’s history of batshit claims is very, very long but he may be best known here for his comparison of LGBT rights to Nazism.