During a rant about the 2nd Amendment, “pro-life” Christian historian David Barton claimed the Founding Fathers would support citizens owning nuclear bombs, which Barton himself endorsed, notes Right Wing Watch:
I don’t want to see my neighbor stockpile nuclear bombs—I don’t want to see it—but I don’t care if he has one because he should have the same rights [as the government]. But you say, “Well, I don’t think private citizens should have nuclear weapons.” But if you’ve been trained with responsibility and morality and the concept of when and where you use them—the Founding Fathers were trained extensively and the concept of defensive warfare: You don’t start anything, [but] if somebody else starts it, you can take it on, but you don’t start it. I don’t care if my neighbor has a nuclear weapon as long as he has that defensive concept that he will never use that unless it’s being used against him.
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