Conservative ‘The View’ co-host Meghan McCain clashed with her colleagues while discussing this past weekend’s mass shooting in Odessa that left at least seven people dead.
The panel began by noting that the shooter had actually failed a federal background check but was able to purchase a firearm due to the gun-show loophole.
“If nothing is going to happen after Sandy Hook, I don’t know what it’s going to take,” former Fox News host Abby Huntsman said noting the lack of action on behalf of the Republican-led Senate to address gun violence.
McCain responded by noting she was the “chick on the panel that spent most of her break shooting.”
She complained that the mainstream media needs to put more reporters on the “gun beat” because there are a lot of people on TV “talking about guns that clearly have never shot a gun.”
McCain then took a swipe at Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke’s proposal for a mandatory gun buyback.
“I will say this is a ground-level issue for me,” she added. “If you’re going to be a gun-grabber, you don’t get my vote, period. We got to have a different conversation.”
Co-host Joy Behar pointed out that there have been gun restrictions passed by previous Democratic administrations, specifically noting that the Clinton White House passed the Assault Weapons Ban in 1994.
“The AR-15 is by far the most popular gun in America, by far,” McCain declared. “I was just in the middle of nowhere Wyoming, if you’re talking about taking people’s guns from them, there’s going to be a lot of violence.”
“But they lived without them for many years during the ban,” Behar fired back.
“I’m not living without guns,” McCain exclaimed. “It’s just that simple!”
Hostin asked if she could live without assault weapons. McCain said that the AR-15 was very popular before complaining that she was being “virtue signaled.”
Huntsman wondered if they could live in an America where you could “walk in a mall and not be nervous that someone is going to pull out a shotgun.”
McCain argued that she felt safe because she could protect herself because “I have guns at my house” before stopping herself short as she felt the audience wasn’t with her.
“All right, welcome back,” she sarcastically muttered.
McCain again complained about O’Rourke’s gun buyback proposal, insisting that her guns are “not for sale.”