The View’s Joy Behar Says Gun Laws Will Change When 'Black People Get Guns’

White Americans own firearms more than any other racial demographic.

After the tragic shootings in Buffalo, New York and Uvalde, Texas, the co-hosts at The View have held some heated debates calling for gun safety legislation. The consideration to ban assault style rifles like the AR-15 has been a particularly contentious topic for the ladies. During a debate with a Black Republican, Lindsey Granger, host Joy Behar said the GOP will support gun reforms once more Black people own guns.

Granger told the story of a person in Connecticut who built an AR-15 style weapon, which was banned in the U.S. from 1994 to 2004, for protection.

“He is a Black man, it’s odd,” Granger said, considering most gun owners are white men, according to Pew Research. “Most AR-15 owners are former military, 35+ and married. That’s all I’m saying is that they’re not just crazy people.”

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Behard responded with, “Here’s the thing, once Black people get guns in this country, the gun laws will change. Trust me.”

Co-host Sunny Hostin agreed, saying, “That’s what happened with the Black Panthers. She’s right.”

Hostin’s reference was to California’s 1967 Mulford Act. After the Black Panthers protested on the steps of the California state house while openly armed, California Governor Ronald Reagan quickly signed into law the Mulford Act, which banned the open carry of loaded firearms.

Black gun ownership has increased over the past two years, but whites own more guns than any other racial demographic, according to Pew Research and

See the clip from The View below:

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