The co-hosts of ABC’s liberal daytime gabfest “The View” spent a whole phase of Wednesday’s present railing towards the Second Modification and blaming it for gun violence throughout the U.S.
The phase, which started with Tuesday’s assault by a gunman on the New York Metropolis subway, consisted of the liberal co-hosts lamenting legal guidelines being handed in Republican states permitting for hid carry and not using a allow and claiming different Western international locations don’t expertise ranges of gun violence seen within the U.S. as a result of they haven’t any protections for gun rights.
“The standard allegations are being thrown round in regards to the left being too gentle on crime whereas on the identical time, crimson states like Georgia are making it even simpler to get weapons,” co-host Pleasure Behar mentioned after mentioning the assault in New York Metropolis.
“This can be a tragic and uniquely American drawback, it appears. I don’t perceive why we are able to’t resolve this drawback,” she added, mentioning that visitor co-host Julia Haart mentioned to her earlier than the present that different international locations didn’t have the identical points as a result of “there aren’t weapons in every single place.”
“These international locations shouldn’t have a Second Modification and that’s the distinction,” Behar mentioned.
Haart claimed that the Second Modification is “the issue” and that there’s “nearly no gun violence” in international locations just like the U.Ok., Australia and New Zealand.
“If you take weapons away, you are taking away gun violence,” she declared, to which Behar agreed and co-host Sunny Hostin mentioned, “That’s completely true.”
Visitor co-host Alyssa Farah jumped in, arguing that there have been “too many weapons on the streets,” however pointed to Democrats pushing “defund the police” insurance policies as a part of the rationale for the rise in crime in cities throughout the U.S.
Hostin blamed Republicans for the rise in crime, citing their opposition to gun management measures proposed by Democrats. She then claimed that there have been truly larger ranges of gun violence in states and cities managed by Republicans than in these run by Democrats.
Farah pushed again by stating that the highest ten cities with the best crime charges have been all Democrat-controlled.
The panel continued the dialogue, with Hostin lamenting what she claimed was a scarcity of coaching for individuals dealing with weapons with out permits and Behar calling the notion that folks in New York Metropolis may very well be allowed to hold a hid firearm “insane.”
Assist for stricter gun legal guidelines has been going down, reaching its lowest level since 2014 final November with solely 52% of People supporting the implementation of stricter gun management legal guidelines.