Here’s a stunner: on the July 29th edition of The View, according to BizPacReview.com, the show’s co-hosts, Sherri Shepherd, Jenny McCarthy and Fox News’ Juliet Huddy said they own guns. Both Shephard and McCarthy are leaving the show this fall. The segment began with an ad from a gun control group that was designed to make viewers hate gunowners, but it had the opposite effect: the ladies shared stories about situations in their lives that caused them to have guns in their homes.
The sole holdout was ABC’s Lara Spencer, co-host of Good Morning America. “I have two kids, I would never want a gun in the house” she said. Shepherd described a time when she was home and her burglar alarm went off. “I realized all I had to protect me…was a daggone wicker trash basket,” she said. She went on to talk about the options for defense other than a gun, like a baseball bat or pepper spray.
“You got one of these? [pretending to hold a shotgun and racked it] They’re not gonna 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 in your home!” Huddy recalled having a stalker when she was in her 20s.
“I remember feeling so vulnerable. And I just remember constantly going to sleep at night wishing that I could go over and grab my dad’s gun,” she said. “You know? And keep it behind my bed. You know the knife? The butcher knife in the kitchen wasn’t gonna work for me. You know?”W&G