Debunked Christian historian David Barton claimed on his "WallBuilders Live" radio show today that the Second Amendment, which was written in the days of muskets, also applied to machine guns, tanks, bazookas and F-16 fighter planes.
Barton said the Second Amendment really meant, "You have a right to fight back with whatever you can get your hands on," noted RightWingWatch.org (audio below).
"The belief of the Second Amendment was you as a citizen have a right to defend yourself whether it be against a thug, an aggressor, a crook, or against your government. Now, this is where a lot of liberals go through the roof, 'Are you saying that you think individual citizens have a right to own a machine gun?' Yeah." stated Barton.
"And an Abrams Tank, and a bazooka, and a F-16 because you've got a right to defend yourself with the same size of weapons that might be brought against you.You have a right to fight back with whatever you can get your hands on to defend your life, your property, your possession, your family, your whatever."
Barton's last book The Jefferson Lies, about Thomas Jefferson, was pulled by the publisher for historical inaccuracies, reported the New York Times. The book was called the "least credible history book in print" by the History News Network.