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Actor Danny Glover recently spoke at Texas A&M. He spoke on January 17 for an event honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Texas A&M officials did not know that Glover was going to address such an item, however, they believe it perhaps steamed from some questions.
Glover during his event, according to Huffington Post said, "I don’t know if you know the genesis of the right to bear arms."
He then proceeded to explain, “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 Raw Story reported that a conservative student organization wrote an online petition. The organization criticized Texas A&M saying that the school encouraged a “far left message.”
Also, according to Campus Reform, Director of Texas A&M’s Memorial Student Center Luke Altendorf said on Friday that the university did not know any of Glover’s talking points prior to him addressing the audience.
Attendorf remarked, “I had no idea, we really didn’t know that topic was coming up,” he told Campus Reform. “Someone was asking a question about activism, I think that’s where some of that came from.” Altendorf declined to say how much the school had paid Glover, but vehemently stated that student fees were not used.
The video below shows Danny Glover's remarks.