“The View” returned Tuesday for its 23rd season, and things did not change much for host Meghan McCain who started the season off with another controversy.
McCain told her colleagues that she spent her portions of August break shooting guns and fishing in Wyoming, and she strongly resisted any suggestions for restricting gun ownership despite a string of mass shootings in the past month.
“This is a ground-level issue for me,” McCain said. “If you’re going to be a gun grabber, you don’t get my vote, period. We’ve got to have a different kind of conversation, which is what Beto O’Rourke, I interpret, and many other candidates to be.”
“The AR-15 is by far the most popular gun in America, by far,” she added. “I was just in middle-of-nowhere Wyoming, (and) if you’re talking about taking people’s guns from them, there’s going to be a lot of violence.”
Co-host Joy Behar argued that those same gun owners had lived without AR-15 rifles for years, and McCain exploded.
“I’m not living without guns!” she said. “It’s just that simple.”
“Not all guns,” co-host Sunny Hostin interjected. “What about living without the assault weapons that are killing our children? What about living without just that gun?”
McCain then tried to play the victim, as she usually does.
“All right, all right,” McCain said. “All right. How about being virtue signaled at 20 minutes into the first show back?”
Co-host Abby Huntsman asked whether Americans had a right to feel safe from random shootings.
“How about when we can walk in a mall and not be nervous that someone is going to pull out an assault gun?” Huntsman said.
Take a look at the discussion in the video clip below: