“The View” host Joy Behar stated the following on Wednesday: “Once black people get guns, Republicans will change gun laws.”
The panel showed film of a son of a deceased Buffalo shooting victim delivering remarks at Congress on Tuesday, weeks after a teenage gunman, who described himself as “white supremacist,” opened fire in a supermarket in New York, killing 10 people.
The show’s two hosts claimed that Republicans were to blame for the failure of stricter gun laws and the terrorism bill, which sought to establish domestic terror offices in three federal agencies. According to co-host Joy Behar, Republicans voted down the domestic terror legislation because “those are their voters.” Then guest Lindsey Granger said that many gun owners in America want new firearms laws enacted in order to make real change.
The Republican Party, according to co-host Sunny Hostin, voted against legislation designed to fight white supremacy and argued that fighting terrorism, as seen from 9/11, has worked.
“But let’s talk about white supremacy and terrorism, which is the topic he was discussing. Why did the Republican Party reject it? When you refer to what occurred on September 11, 2001, when Islamic terror struck America, that’s only 20% of all terrorism. We upended our entire airline industry with our changed security infrastructure; that type of danger has never again occurred. The political right causes 75% of terrorist attacks in this country, and it is white supremacy we haven’t done anything to combat it ,” Hostin continued.
Granger said there was a change after the Buffalo shooter was charged with domestic terrorism. She stated that citizens must vote for conservatives or liberals that will make progress.
“I can’t do that, because I’m a black woman and I am a conservative,” she continued. “And I know what is right is right and what is wrong is wrong. And that’s wrong. So it’s not okay for a guy to go into a grocery store and kill blacks since they are black, is it? It’s not okay. Because they’re black, it’s wrong.”
The debate was then moved to whether or not it is acceptable to own an AR-15, which is when Granger said she supported the right to buy a rifle for self-defense.
“There are folks in this country who genuinely own guns and only do so for the same reasons that we all set up…” Granger began.
“An AR-15?” Behar asked.
Granger explained that a black man in Connecticut constructed his own AR-15 to safeguard his family, as reported by The New York Times.
“Once blacks get guns in this country, then the gun laws will change, trust me,” Behar added.
Behar of course may or may not know that 1 in 4 blacks already own guns. She also may or may not understand that black on white crime has never been higher in America.