Kentucky Senator and Republican Presidential candidate Rand Paul was in hostile territory yesterday when he featured as a guest on the ultra-liberal daytime talk show The View. But the senator held his ground, defending the American right to bear arms.

Host Whoopi Goldberg pleaded with Paul on gun control, saying she can’t understand how “anyone objects to getting rid of automatic weapons.”

Goldberg’s belief that automatic weapons are available to public exposes her ignorance on the issue. Like most liberals, her ignorance doesn’t preclude outrage or the advocating of regulations on that which she does not understand.

“Automatic weapons, they’re not for hunting. They do nothing — they’re only there to kill. And you’ll notice that a lot of things that happened are with automatic weapons,” Goldberg said. “When we see that why don’t we say, ‘Who really needs to have one other than people that are at war?’”

The crowd erupted in applause, signaling the wide belief that what Goldberg was saying was true.

Watch the reaction when Paul informs her that automatic weapons are already unavailable to the public. He then provides a much needed lessons on guns to the liberal audience.

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8 Responses

  1. jdrintnt

    And exactly what type of firearm does Whoopi ?
    Odds are its a semi-automatic pistol.
    Too many people look at a gun and judge it by its appearance.

    To make a blanket statement that we should outlaw all “automatic” weapons means that 90% of the handguns on the market, including those used by law enforcement, would have to be destroyed and just demonstrates ignorance.

  2. FrankHerbert
    FrankHerbert

    perhaps we should ban dreadlocks and sweaters five sizes too large for the wearer.

    “i just don’t see a reason why anyone could need those”

  3. Think
    Think

    I’ve always thought the principle intent of the 2nd Amendment was so that an armed citizenry, in a representative government, could serve as a relevant deterrent against threats to the Republic, as Amendments enumerate and define the Rights of citizenship as they pertain to our government.
    The semi-automatic rifle, (Whoopi’s bane) is the ubiquitous small arms of this age, as prevalent as the musket once was. It is the bare minimum a person must wield to be able to fulfill the function of a relevant deterrent.
    To seek to deprive the armed citizenry of the means to perform this function by removing the ubiquitous small arms of this age from use by the citizenry, necessarily constitutes the kind of “infringement” that the 2nd Amendment guarantees protection from.
    I realize that Paul isn’t going to express this idea on The View, but I think that before long, those who recognize the role of armed citizenship in representative government may be required to make this point, before the only arms we’re allowed to have are ones which render the citizenry irrelevant in their function.

  4. TKList
    TKList

    As long as there are people willing to kill people, people will need the right to be armed.

    We have the 2nd Amendment not to protect against the fools we have voted for now, but in case we vote for Mussolini or Hitler like fools in the future.

    Most gun deaths are from:
    2006 Total (30896)
    55% Suicides (16992)
    41% Homicides (12667)
    2% Unintentional (accidents) (618)
    1% Legal Intervention (309)
    1% Other (309)

    2010 Total (31,076)
    62% Suicides (19392)
    35 % Homicides (11,078)
    2% Unintentional (accidents) (606)

    Better mental health is the best way to decrease suicides.

    Solutions to gun violence:
    1. Remove public-sector gun free zones.
    2. Enact better mental health laws and treatment. (Mandatory treatment for those adjudicated violent mentally ill.)
    3. End the drug war and decriminalize drugs.

    Allow teachers to be armed if they wish. Require they are trained.

    We know what happened to unarmed Armenians, Assyrians and Greeks in Ottoman Empire/Turkey during WWI.

    We know what happened to the unarmed Jews in Europe during WWII.

    We know what happened to unarmed Cambodians in Cambodia during the 1970’s.

    We know what happened and is happening to unarmed Darfurians in Darfur.

    We know what happened to unarmed Tutsi in Rwanda.

    We know what is happening to the unarmed in Africa today.

    We know what is happening to the unarmed in the Middle East today.

    How is the liberal agenda of disarming America still a thing?

    Statistics: gunpolicy org firearms region united-states