In the course of Tuesday’s edition of The View, an astounding three out of four panelists admitted that the most effective way for a woman to protect herself and her children is by owning a gun.
As they discussed an ad created by the gun control group “Everytown for Gun Safety,” they did not agree with the anti-gun message – as one would expect from The View’s liberal leanings – but instead, almost all of the women went the other way, in favor of guns.
ABC Good Morning America co-host Lara Spencer was the odd one out in this scenario, as Sherri Shepherd, Jenny McCarthy, and guest co-host Juliet Huddy of Fox News rallied together and shared their real life scenarios that led them to reconsider their anti-gun stance. Shepherd was the first to explain why she now owns a firearm.
“The flipside is when I was at my home and the alarm went off, and I ran to my son’s bedroom and Jeffrey was crying, and I realized all I had to protect me and somebody coming around that corner was a daggone wicker trash basket.
“And I said to myself and everybody said to me, ‘well get a bat.’ You got one chance to use a bat if they take it away. ‘Get pepper spray.’ You know how close they got to get to you, if you use pepper spray?
“You got one of these? [makes a gesture like she’s holding a gun and makes a sound of cocking a gun] They’re not gonna come near you and your child! So when you’re standing there, and you don’t know how to protect your child? Get a gun in your home!”
Huddy then shared the time she was faced with a stalker: “And I remember feeling so vulnerable. And I just remember constantly going to sleep at night wishing that I could go over and grab my dad’s gun.”
McCarthy had a similar experience to Shepherd as she revealed: “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.”
When Spencer expressed her nervousness that “I have two kids. I would never want a gun in the house,” both Shepherd and McCarthy tried to assuage her fears.
When asked by Spencer, “What changed you?” Mccarthy said the situation changed her, adding, “I have it [the gun] very well protected now. There’s no way. Locked up.”
Whether in favor of gun control or not, no one could dispute a mother’s right to protect her loved ones.
It seems this pro gun control advertisement might have had the opposite of its intended effect on their audience. Oops!
H/T: Free Beacon
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