On the July 29 airing of The View, three of the four people on a panel agreed women need a gun in the house to protect themselves and their children.
The panelists were Sherri Shepherd, Jenny McCarthy, Fox News’ Juliet Huddy, and ABC’s Good Morning America’s Lara Spencer. The only panelist “who didn’t want a gun in the house” was Spencer.
According to Newsbusters.org, the segment about guns began with the airing of an Everytown for Gun Safety commercial. But instead of following the commercial with talk about how America needs more gun control, Shepherd talked about a time when the alarm in her home when off and she ran to her son’s bedroom and came to the to realization that the only thing she had with which to defend him and herself was “a daggone wicker trash basket.”
McCarthy echoed Shepherd, saying: “I’ve been in circumstances like Sherri where, you know people tried to break in and I was with my son going, ‘I wish I had something to protect myself with.'”
Huddy talked about a time she spent petrified because of a stalker: “I remember feeling so vulnerable. And I just remember constantly going to sleep at night wishing I could go over and grab my dad’s gun.”
Shepherd added that everyone told her to “get a bat,” but she said, “You have one chance to use a bat and what if [the intruders] take it away?” People also told her to get pepper spray, but Shepherd said you have to allow the intruders to get too close in order for pepper spray to be effective.
Then came the clincher when Shepherd said:
[But what if] you got one of these? [makes a gesture like she’s holding a gun and makes the sound of cocking a gun] They’re not going to come near you and your child! So when you’re standing there and you don’t know how to protect your child? Get a gun!
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