In the wake of a series of mass shootings across the country, President Joe Biden and his administration unveiled a number of executive actions that they believe will curb gun violence in America.
But according to Fox News, the list of gun-related executive orders signed by the president last week is apparently not good enough for The View co-host Joy Behar, who called on Democrats to “seize the day” and milk everything their current hold on Washington has to offer.
Of course, Behar admitted during the show that she’s “never actually seen a real gun.”
“If you ask me, Democrats have to seize the day,” Behar said during a discussion on the matter of gun control, according to Fox News.
“You know they will never possibly have control of the House, the Senate, and the White House again,” she said. “So I say push through whatever is needed and hope Congress comes to their senses.”
The liberal co-host went on to agree with the president’s insistence that America’s gun violence situation is an “international embarrassment.”
“When he says it’s an international embarrassment, I watch a lot of foreign TV and they will have a joke in the show like somebody got shot and then the cop will say, ‘What are we, in the United States?’ We are an international embarrassment, just like he says,” Behar said, according to Fox.
The real issue
During the president’s announcement of the new executive orders, he reassured concerned citizens that his actions are not ones that will impinge the Second Amendment — but Democrats continue to miss the big picture here.
While Dems will weaponize (no pun intended) terms like “weapons of war” and “ghost guns” to push their radical, anti-gun agenda, they tend to conveniently overlook the core of what makes up America’s gun violence “epidemic,” which are the steady, staggeringly large number of shootings taking place in Democrat-run cities — like Chicago — on a weekly basis.
Banning AR-15s, braces for AR pistols, and “ghost guns” while adding enhancements to background checks and other measures that only serve to hurt law-abiding gun owners, and will not take black market guns out of the hands of gang members and other shady figures.
“The answer is not to restrict the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens, the answer is to go after violent criminals and come down on them like a ton of bricks,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said in his response to Biden’s executive actions, according to Fox.
Unfortunately for law-abiding gun owners in America, Behar’s suggestion that Democrats push through as much gun control legislation as possible while they still can is likely already on the table. It’s only a matter of time.