Hosts of ‘The View’ Don’t Appreciate a Right

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The hosts of The View don’t understand the difference between a right and a privilege0 IMG NRA-ILA.

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Women, and especially black women, are increasingly buying firearms for self-defense. This reality did not sit well with the hosts of a somehow still-running daytime talk show.

Readers are likely aware of, if not familiar with “The View.” Sherri Shepherd is an actress and former co-host of “The View” who recently returned for a guest spot. Self-professed “big gun control person” Joy Behar set up a segment on the rise in gun ownership among black women, queuing up Shepherd to reveal that she is among a large number of black female new gun owners.

Shepherd shared with the audience that she, like millions of other Americans, recently became a first-time gun buyer. Shepherd said:

“During the quarantine, I felt really helpless, Joy, and we’re talking about depression, I felt [my son] Jeffrey would look at me like he was so scared. I get these little alerts in my neighborhood app about there’s going to be a march through the neighborhood and I started feeling like, ‘how am I supposed to protect my son if something happens?’”

Shepherd took steps to lawfully acquire, be trained, and familiarize herself with her firearm. She practices regularly. She did – and presumably does – everything as prescribed.

That wasn’t enough for former federal prosecutor Sunny Hostin.

Hostin admitted that she knew many black women who had acquired firearms recently but quickly pivoted to the supposed inherent risks of firearm ownership. She claimed having a firearm in the home increases the risk of homicide and suicide but offered no references. The research that supports such claims is based on a flawed methodology to support a predetermined outcome. We’ve covered some examples here and here.

Hostin claimed she knows “the statistics” and referenced going to crime scenes as a federal prosecutor. Vaguely referencing advocacy masked as research does not afford anyone special insight into firearm ownership, nor does witnessing the aftermath of criminal actions.

After all, we know with certainty that criminals do not lawfully acquire the firearms they use in crimes. Hostin was a former federal prosecutor who won an award for the prosecution of child sexual predators and child sex abuse. Her experience at crime scenes is very unlikely to be relevant to the lawful gun ownership exemplified by Sherri Shepherd – or a hundred million other law-abiding American gun owners.

Hostin concluded her soapbox sermon with “I still believe that in this country our readiness to sort of allow arms to be purchased at will and fired at will has led to violence and hatred becoming a really popular pastime.”

A former federal prosecutor should really know the difference between criminal and lawful actions. A former federal prosecutor should also know that federal law requires retailers to conduct a background check before all firearms purchases and that the background check requirement, as well as the prohibiting factors, were codified in the 1968 Gun Control Act.

But that’s the game, right? Try to drum up some in-group credibility by claiming you or your friends own guns, and then blur the lines between lawful gun ownership and criminal behavior. Just like the drivel presented as “statistics,” this is a worn-out trope.

Shepherd tried to explain to her fellow panelists on “The View” and the audience that she found arming herself to be empowering. It seems that all Shepherd wants is a chance to keep her son and herself safe. “If something happens, I can protect my child.”

That’s what the 2nd Amendment provides: a chance.

Sherri Shepherd is just one of the hundreds of thousands of black women who became first-time gun owners. The year 2020 may be over, but interest in firearms has not passed. The National Shooting Sports Foundation estimates that 3.2 million people purchased a firearm for the first time in the first half of 2021. More than 90% of licensed firearms retailers reported an increase in black female customers in this time frame – along with sizeable increases in every other demographic group.

That’s in addition to the estimated 8.4 million new gun owners that joined our community last year. Approximately 11.6 million new gun owners in 18 months.

That’s a lot of people who, just like Sherri Shepherd, just want a chance to protect their loved ones.

There is nothing irresponsible or unlawful about that.


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swmft
swmft(@swmft)
1 month ago

any one here hear a elvis song, or is it just me as the snow flies ,on a cold and grey shitcago morning a poor little baby child is born in the ghetto

Mac
Mac(@michaelmccormavk9)
1 month ago

Anything on the View has a predetermined conclusion which is always so left wing it is unbelievable. These sorry excuses for Americans need to clear out to Europe and leave freedom loving true Americans alone. In other words, they all suck.

Wass
Wass(@wass)
1 month ago

You’ve seen my comments before, and know, I don’t descend into gutter talk, but here I’ll make an exception; That queen on The View, Joy (and how, does she have the wrong first name) Behar, is Hollywood Central Casting for a stupid c!?nt.

incorrigible
incorrigible(@old-fa-man)
1 month ago

No! I wouldn’t, not even with yours!

Sorry, I just couldn’t resist.

Country Boy
Country Boy(@country-boy)
1 month ago

She claimed having a firearm in the home increases the risk of homicide and suicide but offered no references.
I’d say constantly watching “The View” is more apt to do both of these things rather than owning firearms

Boz
Boz(@boz)
1 month ago

F. these dusty oId hags.

Tank
Tank(@voodoo6actual)
1 month ago

All MSM is ZIONIST controlled & scripted MK ULTRA Brain Washing period. Why are we even discussing platitudes about known & proven paid for schill’s who are puppets for the EL-ite ? How the planet is actually managed & works is very different from how the Sheeple perceive reality. The Shepard & Wolf work together to control the Flock. ESOTERIC SPOILER ALERT: Egyptian Pharisee’s SHEPARD’S symbol of the “Lamed” Crook & Roman “Flail”. The two pillars of Rule. Severity (Flail) & Crook (Mercy). http://symbolictruths.blogspot.com/2012/12/crook-and-flail.html The PTB Hidden Hand won’t tell you the truth but, I will. They control the TV/Movies/Education/Religion/Sports/Porn/Gambling/GMO… Read more »

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Neanderthal75
Neanderthal75(@neanderthal75)
1 month ago
Reply to  Tank

Yeah, yeah, yeah, once again with the anti-semitic racist shtick of “It’s da Joos! It’s da Joos!” from your usual bargain basement concept of what is laughingly referred to as your mind! If the Jews were actually the ones behind all the media anti-gun hype, they’re doing a really horrible horrible job the rest of the time, considering how anti israel, anti-zionist, anti-self determination of Jews, and even anti right to exist for Israel in nearly the entirety of the mainstream media! BDS is all the rage in the mainstream media, as well as being all the rage on College… Read more »

Tank
Tank(@voodoo6actual)
1 month ago
Reply to  Neanderthal75

Zionism is not Anti-Semitism. What are the different “sects”of Judaism ? Why are there different sectarian beLIEf’s
of Judaism.

Two very different things. But you would rather show your ignorance to those who know the difference than read what the difference is. Same fake twistory used as in WWll.

What is Zionism ? Who founded it ? Where we it founded ? Why was it founded ? What are it’s tenants ?

Crickets chirping…

Neanderthal75
Neanderthal75(@neanderthal75)
1 month ago
Reply to  Tank

News flash you mindless twit, Israel is described as the Zionist state, legally, and binding. Zionism encapsulates the requirement of a Jewish state: because history is proven that the Jews can trust No other Nation on the planet other than their own in order not to be assaulted, oppressed, and murdered in a genocidal rage by non Jews! Attempting to differentiate Zionism from the core concept of being jewish, ethnically and religiously is utterly insane and utilized by those people who are anti-semitic, who hate the Jews and who hate Israel! Next series of abjectly idiotic dog whistles you’d care… Read more »

Russn8r
Russn8r(@russn8r)
1 month ago
Reply to  Neanderthal75

Fascinating. Ignorant monomaniacal Qu’nts who use anti-Zionism as code for Jew-hate have no prob with dozens of Islamic ‘Republics’ & Kingdoms.

Copsmoking copologists like you are fascinating too.

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Neanderthal75
Neanderthal75(@neanderthal75)
1 month ago
Reply to  Russn8r

Go find your BLM bigotry and hatred to someone who gives a rodents posterior about your views, or what you think, not that you actually are capable of honest intellectual debate!

Like I said, next time you’re in an accident and injured, call somebody from BLM or antifa to come and help you, you cop hating bigot!

Knute Knute
Knute Knute(@knute)
1 month ago
Reply to  Neanderthal75

The stupid is strong with you, little one. EMT’s and firemen rescue people.
You show up, shoot the poodles, and fill out some paperwork! And then go out for donuts… 🙂

Neanderthal75
Neanderthal75(@neanderthal75)
1 month ago
Reply to  Knute Knute

What are you blathering about numbnuts?

nrringlee
nrringlee(@nrringlee)
1 month ago

The Progressive View: “I still believe that in this country our readiness to sort of allow arms to be purchased at will and fired at will has led to violence and hatred becoming a really popular pastime.” No Sonny. The impact of the War on Poverty on the black urban family has resulted in guns being fired at will and led to violence and hatred as a new popular national passtime. Gangs, Sonny. Gangs are a symptom of dysfunctional communities springing from dysfunctional culture. Boys growing up without fathers. That is the cause.

Mac
Mac(@michaelmccormavk9)
1 month ago
Reply to  nrringlee

Very well said!

Roland T. Gunner
Roland T. Gunner(@freecompanier)
1 month ago

Just how does me buying all the guns I can afford (many fewer than I want, as I only have a hundred or so) and taking them out to shoot whenever I want, equate to hatred and violence? Dumb cunt.

nrringlee
nrringlee(@nrringlee)
1 month ago

Communist. The word you seek is communist.

3l120
3l120(@cvixx)
1 month ago
Reply to  nrringlee

Actually, both words are applicable.

Knute Knute
Knute Knute(@knute)
1 month ago
Reply to  3l120

And “celebrity”. That “C” word works too… “incritinating us with their moronic blatherings”, in the words of Bill Bailey 🙂
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U63_J-2m7ZY

Deplorable Bill
Deplorable Bill(@deplorable-bill)
1 month ago

Great. They are anti police. They are pro terrorist. They are anti gun. They have their opinions and they have made their choice. If they want to live unarmed, without a security detail, that’s on them. Great, when the day comes when they are mugged, crashed, raped or murdered they will not need or want our help.

Arm up and carry on

Jonesy
Jonesy(@61deacon64)
1 month ago

OH, DB, You better believe that they have paid for Security and every one of those teams are Armed! They wont leave home without them.

Mac
Mac(@michaelmccormavk9)
1 month ago

I’d say F… the bitches, but who would want to? I’m afraid they have something you wouldn’t want to catch.

Autsin Miller III
Autsin Miller III(@austin-miller-iii)
1 month ago

Wow, I bet all six of their viewers got so upset they had to go their safe space with a chai latte and pet their cat.
Typical of the left, they even lie to each other. My bet is there are a lot of them who have firearms and probably not legally purchased cause the laws don’t apply to them.

Roland T. Gunner
Roland T. Gunner(@freecompanier)
1 month ago

I would postulate that there is actually no “illegal” way to purchase a firearm.

Autsin Miller III
Autsin Miller III(@austin-miller-iii)
1 month ago

That’s a valid point, with some exceptions like purchasing a stolen weapon. But I get what you are saying.

swmft
swmft(@swmft)
1 month ago

with money the police have decided to steal from you

MS-Steve
MS-Steve(@ms-steve)
1 month ago

Nah…. I’ll bet they all retired to the Craft services table for 30-45 minutes….. to fill their enormous mouths and slovenly grotesque stomachs. Sobbing and muttering to themselves while licking food crumbs from each others mouths, udders and paunch.

hoss
hoss(@hossgreen2000)
1 month ago

Once a Commie Rat Bastard (CRB) always?

Darkman
Darkman(@darkman)
1 month ago

Today’s date in Freedom: General Cornwallis Surrendered British and German ( Hessian) Forces at the Battle of Yorktown,Virginia, Effectively ending the Revolutionary War. Putting an End to a Tyrannical Regime”s attempt to Deny the Right of ‘We the People’ to Keep and Bear Arms and Self Determination. ‘We the People’ Once again face the Threat from a Tyrannical Regime’s attempt to Deny the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. In the Immortal Words of Thomas Jefferson:”A little Rebellion Now and Then is a Good Thing”. Refer to the Declaration of Independence and It’s Reference to Tyranny.

WI Patriot
WI Patriot(@wi-patriot)
1 month ago

Anyone, reiteration, ANYONE who takes “the view” seriously has a mental disorder…

Darkman
Darkman(@darkman)
1 month ago
Reply to  WI Patriot

Not Likely anyone who reads this site. Yet they garner 2.5 million viewers daily as of Jan 2020. according to Nielsen ratings. That’s 2.5 Million Liberal Karen’s screaming at the sky and supporting Liberal and/or Progressive Anti 2A Democrats. Plus their Hen Pecked Husbands and children old enough to vote..

Roland T. Gunner
Roland T. Gunner(@freecompanier)
1 month ago
Reply to  Darkman

We never should have allowed them to vote.

Terry
Terry(@squirrelslayer)
1 month ago
Reply to  Darkman

I guess some people enjoy watching a bunch of ball-busting bulldyke wannabes.

MS-Steve
MS-Steve(@ms-steve)
1 month ago
Reply to  WI Patriot

Perhaps they get a boner from gazing at obese chickenheads…… or watch the show to get re-enforcement for their diet, so they don’t look like any of these hogs.