Last week, President Joe Biden announced a series of new gun control executive orders as he effectively put the Second Amendment on notice.
This was not enough for Joy Behar, however, who turned on Biden afterwards by saying that his gun control measures did not go far enough.
“Nothing I’m about to recommend in any way impinges on the Second Amendment,” Biden said on Thursday, according to Fox News. “These are phony arguments suggesting that these are Second Amendment rights at stake from what we’re talking about.”
Behar Fires Back
This did not sit well with Behar, who said on “The View” afterwards that Democrats need to “seize the day” when it comes to enacting aggressive gun control measures.
“If you ask me, Democrats have to seize the day,” she said. “You know they will never possibly have control of the House, the Senate, and the White House again. So I say push through whatever is needed and hope Congress comes to their senses.”
This came after Biden called on the Department of Justice enact a rule on braces used for handguns, take action on “community violence intervention,” and publish suggestions for “red flag” legislation.
The legislation he has in mind would allow friends and family to identify an individual as a potential danger and temporarily prevent that person from being able to buy or access a firearm.
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Behar Doubles Down
Behar said the next day that she agreed with Biden when he said that the U.S. is an “international embarrassment” when it comes to gun violence.
“When he says it’s an international embarrassment, I watch a lot of foreign TV and they will have a joke in the show like somebody got shot and then the cop will say, ‘What are we, in the United States?’ We are an international embarrassment, just like he says,” Behar said.
“No one’s coming for guns,” added her co-host Sara Haines, agreeing with Biden when he said that “nothing” he’s recommending “impinges on the Second Amendment.”
Later in the segment, Behar admitted her own ignorance when she confessed, “I’ve never actually seen a real gun.”
Yet she thinks she has the right to tell other Americans they can’t have guns. What a joke.
BIDEN ANNOUNCES EXECUTIVE ACTION ON GUNS: With ten mass shootings in America just this week, Pres. Biden unveiled Thursday a series of executive actions aimed at addressing gun violence — the co-hosts react. https://t.co/3pPA5GZzvG pic.twitter.com/ytIppcdmql
— The View (@TheView) April 9, 2021
This piece was written by James Samson on April 13, 2021. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.
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