If Democrats and their media mouthpieces have their way, the Second Amendment will be restricted to the point where law-abiding citizens who are already at a disadvantage to criminals in many areas will be disarmed and left defenseless against the violent thugs who have been emboldened by leftist politicians, and the ladies on “The View” bemoaned the “unfortunate” idea that gun owners are allowed to act in self-defense.
On Tuesday’s edition of the popular ABC daytime gabfest, the ladies at the table were discussing the unfortunate incident in Kansas City last week where a 16-year-old black teenager was shot by an 84-year-old homeowner after he reportedly went to the wrong door, a conversation that predictably took a turn into demonizing the National Rifle Association (NRA) and gun owners as whole.
The elderly shooter, a man named Andrew Lester allegedly shot the teenager, Ralph Yarl through the plate glass window when the youngster went to his house and rang the doorbell, reportedly looking to pick up his siblings. Lester’s assertion that he feared for his life and was exercising his right to self-defense under the state’s stand your ground and castle doctrine laws likely won’t help him considering the details of the incident which has, of course, been labeled as race-related given that the elderly homeowner is white.
The crew at “The View” demonstrated their typical ignorance of the circumstances surrounding the shooting as well as their clueless take on concepts regarding gun laws like castle doctrine, but even more shockingly, their complete disregard for any person to be able to use a firearm to defend themself and their family from harm if put in a life-threatening situation.
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“A man that – he said, you know, at my age, I was scared I couldn’t defend myself. People like that, we need to be checking up on these gun owners,” said co-host Sara Haines. “Because if you are someone who stands in a home and is petrified at someone ringing your door when you were never even — there’s still a door between you and you’re the one with the weapon, then you need to not have weapons. Because the stand-your-ground laws and the castle doctrine – is it castle doctrine?
“Castle doctrine,” replied Sunny Hostin, the show’s house racist.
“These things are scary. The NRA wants to roll these things back further because it fuels the profit of more gun sales, when we can defend these people who are holding these guns. It’s a money problem right here,” Haines claimed. “The other issue, though, is they’re rolling back kind of the accountability of the people shooting. When you can just say someone threatened you, and you’re scared in your house, this is problematic.”
“This is why I think we need to be doing — we can’t even get background checks and all the other things passed in every state. But mental health, or if you have deep-seated racism that should be checked on a background check, you know, this stuff needs to be checked sporadically throughout time,” she continued. “These types of situation, your mental capacity changes. To know an 85-year-old man, I get answering the door, defending your home. One conversation, one exchange, would have completely…”
Co-host Whoopi Goldberg jumped in, “He didn’t have to open the… this is the… this is the thing. I don’t want you to cut off. Go ahead and say what you’re…”
“I was just going to say, listen, you’re 85, somebody knocks on your door at 10 o’clock at night, either do not answer it and call the police or say ‘who is it?’ It should not be the first thing you do should not be to go to the door with a gun that you’re ready to shoot,” she added.
“And criminals don’t typically start by knocking on the door,” Haines said.
“He said, I am 85-year-old man not able to defend myself. I then say, “you sir should not have that weapon,” she added.
Hostin piped up, “I reject the age argument. The castle doctrine has been around forever, by the way, in the law, so you can protect your home with deadly force in certain states, which is unfortunate. New York is not one of them, thankfully. But I think it’s the fear-mongering that’s going on on the right, and on Fox News, and talking about a rise in crime.”
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