Joy Behar’s Black Gun Ownership (Mis)education

By Larry Keane

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Joy Behar of ABC’s The View appears to possess an ignorant view of African-Americans and their desire for the God-given right to safety. IMG Jim Grant

U.S.A. -( Joy Behar of ABC’s The View appears to possess an ignorant view of African-Americans and their desire for the God-given right to safety. It seems to border on bigotry.  Sadly, it’s a pattern for Behar.

“Here’s the thing: once Black people get guns in this country, the gun laws will change. Trust me,” Behar said recently on the show, raising her voice over Black guest host and gun owner Lindsey Granger. Granger was explaining Black gun ownership and audience laughter and agreement with Behar was clearly audible.

Granger’s expression, however, says something different.

Listen and Learn

Joy Behar gets paid a lot to talk but perhaps she should listen more. Instead of interrupting, Behar should listen to what Granger said.

“As a gun owner, there are people in this country that genuinely own guns and do so for the same reason that we all – …” Behar interjects, “An AR-15?”

“Let me tell you something. There’s a man in Connecticut who watched a home invasion and watched his neighbor’s whole family get killed. He built an AR-15 because Connecticut won’t allow you to buy one but if you abide by rules you can build them. He has one in his house to protect his family because he never wants to see that happen again. He is a Black man…that’s all I’m saying is that they’re not all these ‘crazy people,’ Granger explained. “Black people are buying guns!”

Granger knows what she’s talking about. African-Americans purchased firearms in 2020 at a rate 58 percent more than they did the year before. The trend has continued and self-defense is consistently the major driver for Black gun buyers. In fact, Black women have become, “the new face of American gun ownership,” as reported by The Root. Behar could’ve learned that from Sherri Shepherd – also a View guest host – when she tried explaining her own gun purchase last October.

“During the quarantine, I felt really helpless, Joy,” Shepherd explained. “I thought ‘How am I supposed to protect my son if something happens?’” She continued saying she bought a handgun. “I felt very empowered – I don’t know why you’re laughing. When I bought the gun I took lessons, I took the test, I go to the range with my girlfriends like every other week – and it just makes me feel like at least if something happens, I can protect my child.”

In Their Words

It’s a clear pattern for Behar to cast doubt on her African-American guests and question their reasoning. If not Granger or Shepherd, she could listen to others.

Philip Smith, the Founder and President of the National African American Gun Association (NAAGA), started his organization in 2015 but has recently seen, “an awakening” of Black gun ownership. “It’s a good thing,” Smith told NBC, adding his group has grown by at least 1,000 every month over the past two years.

One NAAGA member, Nikki Duncan, is a mother of two daughters and told Behar’s own network, ABC News, the group helped her get acquainted with her firearm and learn safety practices. “With the kind of climate… I wanted to be a gun owner, but I also wanted to be a responsible gun owner,” Duncan said. “I have two daughters, I wanted them both to know that it’s OK for you to own a weapon and it’s OK to have them in defense of your home.”

The first-hand news reports of increased Black gun ownership and interest in safety courses, more training, and practice are boundless. While roughly 36 percent of white Americans say they own firearms, more than 25 percent of African-Americans say they do and the number is growing. Geneva Solomon, an African-American who with her husband owns a firearm retail store and range in Burbank, Calif., talked about her sold-out firearm training classes, saying, “Before they would never sell out. Now they sell out two days after we post them.”

Look in the Mirror

As the so-called anchor of one of ABC’s most popular programs, Behar’s disbelief surrounding African-American gun ownership is troubling. It is in fact the same progressive-Left gun control advocates that watch and attend Behar’s live show, and Behar herself, who push the racist narrative behind Black gun ownership. Colion Noir, a Black Second Amendment rights advocate, has spoken about Behar’s “ignorant claim.”

Jonathon Turley, the Shapiro Professor of Public Interest Law at George Washington University, wrote in the Hill about the suggestion that pro-gun rights and anti-African-American gun ownership arguments like Behar’s are racist. “The suggestion that it [slavery] was a primary motivation for the Second Amendment is utter nonsense.” Turley added, “African Americans have long viewed guns as an equalizer, including escaped slave and famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass, who, in an editorial, heralded the power of a good revolver, a steady hand.’”

The Second Amendment belongs to every law-abiding American. Behar should listen to her African-American co-hosts or read more about Black gun ownership and the history of the Second Amendment, as well as the racist origins of gun control in the post-Civil War era. She might just get a better understanding of why they are choosing by the millions to exercise their Constitutional rights to do so.

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Joy Bitchface is an absolute waste of oxygen. One of the stupidest people on television. And that’s saying something.


either she will humle herself and change her racist ways, or she will BE humbled as her viewers and paycheck writers turn on her as being a fraud.
Either way, she WILL change.

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Maude Behar is a usefuI ideeot


Well – we do have to admit that she was right about what happens when blacks own guns. Last couple years black people have been buying lots of guns – so now the democrat party has drastically increased their efforts to force gun-control on us. They claim it is because they are not racist – only wanting to protect black people from us racist gun owners. In reality situation is the exact opposite. Democrats are so racist that they cannot see it – while gun owners (particularly republicans) are welcoming new shooters with open arms and helping them find training… Read more »


Most new black gun owners during the pandemic were black women it is not white men black women fear. As for black legal gun owners practice makes perfect. You never know the why in someone’s day
What we know the why in the democrats day and the deep state.
Shoot well shoot often even if you can only afford to do dry fire drills.


The women is a actor reading her script she most likely does not know the front end of a horse from the back end. Her radical producers are democrats that hate America it is that simple.


She definitely knows the back end of a horse. She looks at one every day in the mirror.


SNL’s legendary, “Rosanne Rosanadanna”, had more brains (and was a helluva lot more lovable) than Joyless Behar.

Green Mtn. Boy

She is a Marxist twit, just ignore anything that comes out of her piehole.


Some one with a reasonable rational brain explain how a hyper judgmental misogynist puppet pavlovian shill-lebrity twit is remotely relevant & worthy of any informed opinion ?. That self-righteous ego bloviated hypocrite couldn’t last 5 mins in a real discussion with any critical thinker or fact checker paradigm. Joy Behar is proof of concept of how avoidance of her ilk – mindset is the key to Liberty, Prosperity & Happiness. You know your at the bottom when you quote MSM puppet pavlovian shill-lebrity Joy Behar as a legit source. The View program is the Ruling EL-ite’s view programming. Truly Orwellian… Read more »

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well, the show DOES have a fairly signficant number of regular viewers. That will change as her blatant racism and idiocy continue. I wonder if she approaches the gun ownership changes amongst lastim americans… they are the second fastest gun-owning grout in the country of late. We whote fokes mostly already have some guns, and now how to use them. These other ‘identifiable groups” are the rapidly changing ones. To which WE all say “come ONN foks, join the party or TRUE security.”. The wokies have tried to do away with law enforcement, and criminal justice, tried to curtail the… Read more »


i think spell check attacked you lastim americans??? Latin or Hispanic


It is very clear that when leftist mobs control the narrative, logic or in this case self-defense is demonized. To give these toxic venues the time of day is to suggest they might or could understand right and wrong. This particular show host is a toxic one sided antagonist who cannot or will not be open to reasonable discussion. The often unseen audience is hand picked to spoon feed noisey affirmation to the host’s rantings and to give the illusion of how out of step any opposition is to their view. Hardly a reasonable discussion.


Baywhore would prefer that no one has guns except for her and her buddies because they can justify needing them because they are special and in the eye of the public, but the supreme court just shot that one down.

Wha hoo. Good by MAY issue states. The people will be applying now and more will be carrying unless you are going to get away with not following the laws like you do with sanctuary cities and states.

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she is special, in the current use meaning mentally retarded