The View returned for its 23rd season on Tuesday morning and the conversation was lively as usual.
During a discussion on this past weekend’s mass shooting in Odessa, Texas, that left seven people dead, the debate got heated.
Conservative panelist Meghan McCain argued with her co-hosts, saying she refuses to live without guns.
McCain went on to criticize Democratic presidential candidate and former Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke for his proposed mandatory gun buyback.
“If you’re going to be a gun-grabber, you don’t get my vote, period,” McCain stated. “We got to have a different conversation.”
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Liberal co-host Joy Behar responded by pointing out that former Democratic presidents signed gun control legislation, including an assault weapons ban on President Bill Clinton’s watch.
“Democrats, when they’re in office, they do do something about guns. So if you keep rooting for Republicans, you’re going to get nothing done,” Behar said.
McCain then warned the panel that any attempt to take away assault weapons in the U.S. would lead to violence.
“The AR-15 is by far the most popular gun in America,” she said. “If you’re talking about going and taking people’s guns away from them, there’s going to be a lot of violence.”
McCain added: “I’m not living without guns!”
“How about we live in a place where we can actually walk in a mall and not look around, and not be nervous that someone is going to pull out a shotgun,” Abby Huntsman countered.
The View airs weekdays on ABC.