‘Get Ready to Give Them Up!’ The View Is Coming for Your Guns

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The Wednesday after the tragic school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, the cast of ABC’s The View was in a fighting mood. Co-host and Holocaust downplayer Whoopi Goldberg was on the warpath against Republicans. She threatened to physically attack them and deputize people to go after them. She also warned law-abiding gun owners to “get ready” because “they’re going to come” for your guns.

Goldberg kicked off the show by spewing the media’s favorite lie from the anti-gun rights Gun Violence Archive. “We are 145 days into the year, and there have already been 212 mass shootings in America,” she proclaimed.

NewsBusters has already debunked the GVA’s deceptive methodology.

After playing some clips of President Joe Biden and Democratic Senator Chris Murphy (CT), Goldberg openly threatened to assault Republican senators. “And I swear to God if I hear another Republican senator talk about their heart being broken, I’m going to punch somebody,” she sneered. “I can’t take anymore thoughts and prayers. If your thoughts and prayers were really with everybody, you would have done something by now.”

Demanding that gun rights advocates “stop gaslighting me,” co-host Joy Behar rejected the fact that inanimate objects can’t act on their own.

“Stop saying it’s not guns that kill people. It’s people that kill people. It’s guns that kill people. Okay? Stop saying the opposite,” she shrieked.

She also rejected the fact that good people with guns do stop bad people with guns. “And stop saying that you can have a good guy stop a bad guy with a gun. We have seen in both of these shootings in the past three weeks that a good guy tried and could not do it,” she cherry-picked two examples.

 

 

In reality, we know the CDC has found that guns are used upwards of 100 times more often to save lives than take them.

Faux Republican Ana Navarro was having a normal day as she went on an unhinged screed about how “Republicans are being held hostage by the NRA” and called them a “special interest” as if they and other pro-gun groups didn’t have members from all over the country.

So, I would like Republicans to show the same energy that they do for banning books and banning conversations about gays and banning conversations about black history, and regulating my uterus. I want them to show the same energy for banning guns,” she proclaimed.

The View prefers to kill kids in the womb when they pose an inconvenience.

As they were nearing a commercial break, Goldberg decided to blame Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott for the shooting because he supposedly “signed 22 bills this year” that specifically allowed “mass shooters to buy, carry, and own guns in his state.”

Goldberg then declared that the anti-gun rights crowd should be “deputizing citizens” as Texas does with its abortion law:

So, you sold an AR-15 at the gun show? See you in court! Does your neighbor have too big an arsenal? Call the cops! Actually, let’s invoke some Supreme Court logic too. Alito says abortion’s not in the Constitution. Neither are AR-15s. So, I guess the constitution doesn’t cover them either. Life is so sacred, then stop using guns to abort young lives.

(…)

Get people who are going to look and say, okay. We don’t have to have AR-15s, but I want to keep my shotgun because I still hunt. Okay. You can have your gun, but you can’t have your AR-15!

FACT CHECK TIME: There is no “gun show loophole” as she alluded to. You need to pass a background check to buy a gun from them. Abortion is not in the Constitution because you don’t have a right to kill someone. But you do have a right to self-defense and the right to keep and bear arms. That fact is acknowledged in the Second Amendment and it doesn’t apply exclusively to hunting.

“They’re going to come for those AR-15s and you better because this is America,” she shouted.

If we applied her logic, then we should shut down The View because the Constitution doesn’t mention television as a form of speech and press in the First Amendment.

These anti-gun rights comments were made possible because of a lucrative sponsorship from Liberty Mutual. Their contact information is linked.

The transcript is below, click “expand” to read:

ABC’s The View
May 25, 2022
11:01:46 a.m. Eastern

WHOOPI GOLDBERG: Hello and welcome to The View. We are 145 days into the year, and there have already been 212 mass shootings in America. Yesterday at least 19 school children and 2 adults were killed in a school shooting rampage in Texas. It’s the deadliest school shooting since Sandy Hook a decade ago, and president Biden is still asking the same questions we were asking back then.

(…)

11:03:27 a.m. Eastern

GOLDBERG: So, that’s the question. What are we doing? Because we’re — why are we always at square one with this? And I swear to God if I hear another Republican senator talk about their heart being broken, I’m going to punch somebody!

JOY BEHAR: And thoughts and prayers.

GOLDBERG: I can’t take anymore thoughts and prayers. If your thoughts and prayers were really with everybody, you would have done something by now. It’s not like anybody’s not trying to make something happen. What the Hell is going on?

BEHAR: I want them to stop gaslighting me also. Stop saying it’s not guns that kill people. It’s people that kill people. It’s guns that kill people. Okay? Stop saying the opposite. Stop saying that mental illness is behind this. There’s mental illness in every country in the world, and they don’t have this problem. So, stop gaslighting me on that one.

And stop saying that you can have a good guy stop a bad guy with a gun. We have seen in both of these shootings in the past three weeks that a good guy tried and could not do it.

GOLDBERG: And was murdered for it.

BEHAR: Stop gaslighting us.

(…)

11:06:02 a.m. Eastern

ANA NAVARRO: Republicans are being held hostage by the NRA which is a gun lobby and a special interest that holds the purses strings. It’s not the money from the constituents. It’s the money from the industry – from the gun industry and that special interest.

So, I would like Republicans to show the same energy that they do for banning books and banning conversations about gays and banning conversations about black history, and regulating my uterus. I want them to show the same energy for banning guns.

(…)

11:11:04 p.m. Eastern

GOLDBERG: I want to thank Governor Abbott because he signed 22 bills this year making it easier for mass shooters to buy, carry, and own guns in his state. Let’s apply his abortion laws to guns by deputizing citizens to sue anyone involved in gun violence.

So, you sold an AR-15 at the gun show? See you in court. Does your neighbor have too big an arsenal? Call the cops. Actually, let’s invoke some Supreme Court logic too. Alito says abortion’s not in the Constitution. Neither are AR-15s. So, I guess the constitution doesn’t cover them either. Life is so sacred, then stop using guns to abort young lives. Stop using guns —

BEHAR: And stop voting for Republicans.

[Applause]

GOLDBERG: No. Don’t stop voting for

BEHAR: Yes.

GOLDBERG: But get better Republicans in there.

BEHAR: No. Not right now.

GOLDBERG: Get people who are going to look and say, okay. We don’t have to have AR-15s, but I want to keep my shotgun because I still hunt. Okay. You can have your gun, but you can’t have your AR-15! If you are going to get all in my business and tell me what my family can and cannot do, neither can you! They’re going to come for those AR-15s and you better because this is America!

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