Larry King has fired his own shot in the debate over the Second Amendment, saying that it should be repealed and that it was “poorly written.”
Questioned by TMZ on Wednesday about former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens’ call to repeal the amendment, King sided with Stevens.
“It’s poorly written,” King offered. “What’d they mean by ‘militia’?”
King went on to say that the amendment was initially championed by Southern senators “so they could ward off slaves’ uprisings.”
“Read the history,” he added.
King also offered, “and the NRA is the worst.”
Stevens called for the repeal of the Second Amendment in an op-ed for the New York Times this week, in which he weighed in about the March for Our Lives movement and the demand for gun control.
“That support is a clear sign to lawmakers to enact legislation prohibiting civilian ownership of semiautomatic weapons, increasing the minimum age to buy a gun from 18 to 21 years old, and establishing more comprehensive background checks on all purchasers of firearms,” he wrote. “But the demonstrators should seek more effective and more lasting reform. They should demand a repeal of the Second Amendment.”
Stevens added that the right to bear arms has been misunderstood to extend past its original intent, the “preservation or efficiency of a ‘well regulated militia.'”
Watch King weigh in on the subject below.