The hosts of The View decided to discuss the Second Amendment in the wake of the congressional shooting this week. Co-host Sunny Hostin stated that the shooter had a firearm permit and a license to conceal carry before spewing “In Virginia, the gun laws are very very lax, they’re very very loose.” despite the fact that the shooter’s licenses and permits were in Illinois.
“We need to follow the lead of other countries, if you look at Japan, there is almost no gun violence,” Hostin said. “In fact, it’s like the chance of being killed by a gun are just the same as the chances in the United States as being struck by lightning, its like one in a million.”
“But they don’t have the Second Amendment in Japan,” replied Behar.
Though co-host Jedediah Bila decided to chime in about this time…
“When I go to states like Arizona, states like Texas, I’m not worried about law abiding citizens carrying guns,” Bila said, trying to set the record straight. “They don’t make me nervous. I feel much more comfortable knowing that if something happens you have law abiding citizens that have gone through background checks, that have been trained.”
“Let’s talk about the Second Amendment,” Goldberg blurted out. “The Second Amendment is about a militia. That’s what it says!”
“That’s the time it was written,” Bila responded. “It’s the right to bear arms, to protect yourself and your family.”
Unable to hold her tongue, Hostin snorted, “Not to protect yourself and your family, that’s not what the Second Amendment is about.”
…and she was serious.