As we’ve documented numerous times, normally ABC’s “The View” is absolutely not the place any self-respecting person will go if they’re looking for informed and enlightened commentary on what’s going on in America.
But on the Tuesday broadcast, “View” co-host and self-styled expert on everything Sunny Hostin let an accidental truth slip out during a discussion about Sunday’s Greenwood, Indiana mall mass shooting which saw three people killed and two injured before a good guy with a gun reportedly took out the murderer, preventing him from gunning down more innocent people.
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Liberal loon co-host Joy Behar expressed skepticism about the “good guy with a gun” theory on a general level before being corrected by conservative guest co-host Lindsey Granger.
“They say that a good guy with a gun can control a bad guy with a gun. Well, we saw in Uvalde that that’s not true,” Behar ignorantly declared, apparently not understanding (perhaps willfully so) that had the “good guy” cops acted when they were supposed to have in Uvalde instead of waiting 77 minutes countless likely lives would have been saved.
After Granger pointed out that “good guy with a gun” scenario played out in Indiana, Behar’s response was to merely label it “a lucky moment” before launching into a spiel about how good guys with guns should be on board with Democrat efforts to further curtail Second Amendment rights:
Joy Behar denies the notion that a good man with a firearm can stop a bad one with it.
Behar laughs when Behar is confronted with Lindsey Granger, the Indiana Mall Shooting Hero.
Behar further claims that ARs can kill thousands simultaneously. pic.twitter.com/UkdJH5WrU0
— Nicholas Fondacaro (@NickFondacaro) July 19, 2022
But it was Hostin, who again regaled the audience about her alleged firearms expertise, who let the mask slip off as the discussion continued, first going on a mini-rant about Uvalde before trying to throw cold water on the “good guy with a gun” story from Greenwood by seemingly agreeing with Behar that the hero, who police have identified as Elisjsha Dicken, 22, was just “lucky” he got off a couple of good shots.
“Listen, I was trained when I was at the Justice Department in firearms. And I was trained in defensive firearm training,” she proclaimed. “It is very hard to hit a moving target. People who are skilled in hitting moving targets find it difficult. It is very lucky that that good Samaritan hit that moving target in that way.”
Hostin then fretted over the fact that though the good guy from Sunday’s mass shooting incident had a permit for his Glock handgun, “he wasn’t supposed to – he had a gun permit but he wasn’t supposed [to be] in the mall with a gun.”
Incredibly, she went even further by falsely accusing Dicken of “breaking the law” because he went into a mall that had an anti-gun policy.
“So, he broke that law even though he was a good Samaritan,” Hostin, a former federal prosecutor stated, apparently unaware that in Indiana Dicken was within his legal rights to carry his firearm into the mall despite mall code:
Among state gun laws, Indiana’s contains some of the strongest language to enable people like Dicken to intervene in situations like the one in Greenwood.
Guy Relford, an Indiana attorney and firearms instructor who is a prominent voice on the state’s gun laws, said Dicken’s actions appeared to be legal and justified under Indiana’s code. IndyStar spoke with Relford Monday morning. Later that day, Dicken’s attorney declared that he was now representing him.
After Hostin lied by suggesting that Dicken “broke the law,” Granger pointed out that she was wrong.
“The law of Indiana is different than the law of the mall, of Simon Malls,” Granger told Hostin before schooling her on how she [Granger] “would say that takes precedence when you save a life.”
Hostin spoke frankly about herself and the other gungrabbers in this moment more than any time during their back-and forth exchange.
“Well, well, he saved a life, However what if he …,” Hostin began before getting rescued by co-host Whoopi Goldberg, who said they had to go to a commercial break.
Sunny Hostin, Indiana’s mall hero
He falsely claimed that he had “broke law” by carrying a firearm in the mall.
However, authorities in the area claim that he was actually legally carrying.
Granger pointed out that Indiana law allowed him to bring his bag into the mall.
Conversation abruptly cut short by Whoopi pic.twitter.com/BWAb85R0ZX
— Nicholas Fondacaro (@NickFondacaro) July 19, 2022
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to comprehend that It is impossible to say that there should be. “but” in this scenario. If the good guy with a gun (civilian) hadn’t acted Sunday, more people would have died. Period. If a good guy (civilian) hadn’t acted in Missouri over the weekend after a deranged individual targeted stores for robbery, the perp would have hurt more people. If a good guy with a gun (in this particular case, police officers) hadn’t acted at an elementary school in Alabama in June when a disturbed person repeatedly attempted to enter the school through locked doors and windows, students, teachers and administrative staff could have been hurt – or worse.