Responding to Vince Vaughn’s pro-Second Amendment comments that more civilians, including those working in schools, should be armed, Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera became completely unhinged, revealing a depth of ignorance not seen since … well … the last time he spoke.
Rivera mocked Vaughn for his assertions, comparing the actor to “Timothy McVeigh and the militias.”
They asked if guns should “be allowed in school,” and Vaughn responded:
Of course. You think the politicians that run my country and your country don’t have guns in the schools their kids go to? They do. And we should be allowed the same rights. Banning guns is like banning forks in an attempt to stop making people fat.
When Geraldo heard these things, he heard Timothy McVeigh — the man who bombed the Alfred P. Murrah building in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995, thereby killing 168 people.
Geraldo mocked Vaughn’s contention that the Founding Fathers hedged in the right to bear arms so we could resist tyranny not only outside our borders, but also within. He facetiously said, “Anyone who thinks they need guns, there is a gun for every man, woman, and child in the country, to protect against the corrupt, and arrogant, and pervasive government” of which Vaughn spoke.
As if comparing Vaughn’s support of the vision set forth by the Founding Fathers to that of a man who bombed a government building in Oklahoma City and killing 168 people wasn’t enough, Rivera’s true ignorance shined in the follow up comments.
He claimed that there is zero evidence of law-abiding citizens using a gun to halt a crime.
“When was the last time you heard of a civilian stopping a crime with a gun?” Rivera asked.
Co-host Eric Bolling immediately hammered Rivera on that question, citing actual facts as opposed to hyperbole. Bolling referenced a study from Florida State University criminologist Gary Kleck, which demonstrates 2,082 defensive gun uses happen per day.
“It happens thousands of times per day,” Bolling explained.
Rivera, having none of it, condescendingly remarked “That’s a legend. You’re watching too much True Detective.”
Watch Geraldo’s ignorance shine below, then tell us what you think about his comparison of Vince Vaughn to Timothy McVeigh …