You don’t typically find a more left-leaning group than the cast of The View, but even this group of ladies saw the most recent Everytown For Gun Safety ad spot as a strong argument for woman to be armed.
Geoffrey Dickens at Newbusters has the transcript of the segment, which shows three of the four ladies (Sherri Shepherd, Jenny McCarthy and guest-host Juliet Huddy) coming out strongly in favor of women learning how to use firearms, and having safely stored firearms in the home to defend their families.
Even more remarkably, Shepherd and McCarthy attempted to convert Good Morning America co-host Lara Spencer to the side of gun ownership, after she revealed herself as the one lady on the panel who was didn’t want to have a firearm in her home.
LARA SPENCER: I have two kids. I would never want a gun in the house.
JENNY MCCARTHY: I’ve been in circumstances like Sherri where, you know people tried to break in and I’m with my son going, “I wish I had something to protect myself with.”
SHERRI SHEPHERD: I think that’s the thing when you’re standing there and if you’ve ever been in that situation where you have children and you go what do I have?
MCCARTHY to SPENCER: I used to think like you.
SHEPHERD to SPENCER: I used to think like you too. When you’re sitting there going-
SPENCER to MCCARTHY: What changed you?
MCCARTHY: That happened to me. They were trying to get in and I felt out of control and I had a child, and I was thinking to myself I wish I had a gun and I wish, you know, I have it very well protected now. There’s no way. Locked up.
SHEPHERD: Locked up, go to the gun range, know how to use it. There was a man who broke into a woman’s house. She was up in the attic. She had her two twins. He, as soon as he put his face in the attic she shot him. I betcha he’ll never try to break into that woman’s house again.
“Go to the gun range and learn how to use it.”
That’s the message that women of The View and their audience were left with after viewing Everytown’s ad of a defenseless woman who was killed because a restraining order was just a piece of paper.
We noted yesterday that even Everytown’s supporters largely came to the same conclusion after viewing the ad, and they said as much on Everytown’s Facebook page.
The same reaction to the video is apparent even on the heavily censored Facebook page of Mom’s Demand Action:
We expect the Mom’s Demand page to wind up “sanitized,” so don’t be surprised if many of those comments no longer exist if you follow the link.
Frankly, I’m not entirely sure what Everytown was hoping to accomplish with their ad.
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