On his 'WallBuilders Live' radio show today, debunked Christian historian David Barton claimed "there was no limitation on what you could or couldn't do with the Second Amendment" back in the days of the Founding Fathers (audio below).
Barton also stated that American citizens should have any type of weaponry that the U.S. government uses: "So if the government has got AR-15s, guess what? The people can have AR-15s," reports RightWingWatch.org.
Barton said: "The British was their government and the Americans had to have equal firepower with whoever was coming after them and that's why they went to Fort Ticonderoga and got all the British cannons and came back and used those. That was just individual citizens doing that."
"So the purpose of the Second Amendment was you have got to be able to defend yourself, your rights, period against anybody and that sometimes means it may be your government coming after you."
"So if the government has got AR-15s, guess what? The people can have AR-15s ... Whatever the government's got, you've got to be able to defend yourself against. So there was no limitation on what you could or couldn't do with the Second Amendment; it was a self-defense amendment and if everybody is coming at you AR-15s, you don't defend yourself with BB guns, you get AR-15s."