Last Tuesday, the co-hosts from ABC’s “The View” responded to the shooting at a Nashville Christian school the day before by raging over AR-15s.
The murderer who killed three nine-year-olds and three adults at The Covenant School in Nashville was armed with at least two AR-15-style semi-automatic rifles and a handgun. The 28-year-old killer, a woman who “identified” as a man, was fatally shot by police who also used AR-15-style weapons.
During last Tuesday’s broadcast, co-host Whoopi Goldberg, wearing a black sweatshirt with “Thoughts & Prayers” crossed out in favor of “Change & Policy,” demanded that the public be informed about the number and type of firearms every American gun owner has in their possession. She said Americans have the right to know since every gun owner is “painted with the same swab” as the people murdering with “legal guns.”
Co-host Sunny Hostin described AR-15s as “weapons of mass destruction” and said she didn’t know why anyone would need one. This prompted co-host Joy Behar to screech that AR-15s are “weapons of war” and ask why anyone would need a weapon of war.
Both Hostin and Goldberg claimed that AR-15s can’t be used for hunting.
Nominal “conservative” co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin claimed that the majority of the country would support imposing stricter background checks on people looking to purchase an AR-15. She said that it was important to balance the right to guns with firearm safety.
But Sunny Hostin didn’t agree. She demanded to know why anyone should be permitted to own AR-15s in the first place.
When Griffin said getting all guns off the street would never happen in the United States, Goldberg flatly disagreed, telling Griffin we should just “do it!” She argued that some guns are already not allowed, and since AR-15s have “no use in normal, daily life,” they too should be banned.
Goldberg claimed that she isn’t saying people have to get rid of all of their guns. But she doesn’t understand why gun owners should be allowed to own so many of them. She said we have the right to know how many they have and what kind.