‘View’ guest co-host explains why she’s a gun owner: ‘I felt very empowered’

'View' guest co-host explains why she's a gun owner: 'I felt very empowered'

In a discussion about the increase of Black women purchasing firearms in recent years, ABC’s ” The View ,” guest co-host Sherri Shepherd told the audience why she’s a proud gun owner . “I bought a 9 MM gun,” Shepherd announced to an amused audience. “I don’t know why you’re laughing.” “During the quarantine, I felt really helpless, Joy, and we’re talking about depression,” Shepherd explained, before explaining her firearms have helped her protect her children. “I felt Jeffrey would look at me like he was so scared. I get these little alerts in my neighborhood app about a march in the neighborhood, and I thought how am I supposed to protect my son if something happens?” MOTHER WHO LOST SON TO NYC SHOOTING BLASTS CITY’S SOFT-ON-CRIME APPROACH, CALLS FOR MORE COPS ON STREETS Shepherd revealed that she and some of her actress friends drove to a Black-owned gun shop to properly purchase firearms for their protection. “I felt very empowered when I bought this gun. I took lessons. I took the test. I go to the range with my girlfriends like every other week, and it just makes me feel like at least if something happens, I can protect my child,” she said. Fellow co-host Sunny Hostin agreed that many of her Black friends have chosen to purchase firearms, but suggested their doing so was a way to combat White supremacy . But she ultimately disagreed with Shepherd’s view, believing “our readiness” to arm ourselves leads to more […]

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