Joy Behar has embarrassed herself in the past, but this time it’s going to take some backpedaling, which she’s already done. Behar suggested that not only the Supreme Court of the United States was going to make New York City more dangerous, but that the SCOTUS could pass bills.
Behar said, “The Supreme Court is poised to pass a bill contradicting the New York City State laws.” Behar was referencing New York Cities very strict gun laws and the Supreme Court question; Can the government prohibit ordinary, law-abiding citizens from carrying a concealed weapon outside the home for self-defense?
Hopefully their opinion is that any qualifying American can carry a firearm anytime, anywhere, but that’s not going to be legislation, only Congress makes legislation.
Behar is also so out of touch that she said George W. Bush signed legislation that lifted the ban on AR-15s. That’s wildly inaccurate to the point that Behar corrected herself after a commercial break saying, “I want to correct one small thing I said,” and explained that the weapons ban expired rather than Bush signing legislation.
Proving her ignorance even more, Behar said, “Middle class people will be leaving in droves if that happens.” On the flip side of that comment, all classes are fleeing the city in droves because of the high crime rates. The perfect solution would be to allow everyone to own a gun and carry it anywhere they want to.
This is another example of celebrities knowing nothing about the political system yet commenting on it as if they’re the beacon of hope we’ve all been looking for.
One user tweeted, “’The View’ is a show about current events, hosted by several celebrities who don’t know much about current events, and who adamantly refuse to learn anything new about current events.”