“The View” Reacts To Texas Church Shooting, Debates Mental Health And Guns

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The View Texas Church Shooting

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The View Texas Church Shooting

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On Monday’s “The View,” the co-hosts reacted to the Texas church shooting. Watch the video below.

As Gossip Cop reported, on Sunday more than 25 people were killed at a Baptist church in Sutherland Springs when a gunman opened fire. Many of the deceased, who were at the place of worship for a weekly service, were children. In addition, approximately 20 more people were wounded in the tragedy. The massacre follows the recent terrorist attack in New York City and the Las Vegas shooting, both of which took place last month.

In the wake of this latest deadly incident, the ABC talk show began by recognizing veterans who were in the audience. Whoopi Goldberg then brought up the “horrific tragedy” in Texas, and showed a clip of Donald Trump blaming the shooting on mental health issues “at the highest level” and claiming the massacre would’ve been worse if another person at the scene didn’t also have a gun. After watching the footage, Joy Behar cracked, “Maybe he’s a mental health problem at the highest level.” She further complained about the president, “He’s always talking about if other people have the gun, they can shoot the shooter. But this guy had an AR-15, can go rat-a-tat-tat.”

Commented Goldberg, “It’s also a mental issue, okay? But it’s also a gun issue.” She also said about Trump and those arguing that more guns would’ve helped, “They’re missing the point. Twenty-six people are dead. That’s the real point. It doesn’t matter if somebody else had a gun, if they could’ve done something.” Meghan McCain, referring to Texas’ gun laws, pointed out that there were “lots of checks and balances” that “didn’t happen,” allowing the shooter to get an assault rifle.

She also remarked, “I’m an NRA member. I’m a total 2nd Amendment rights supporter. But even someone who is an NRA member doesn’t want someone with mental health problems to get a gun… That’s the conversation we should be having right now.” Sara Haines opined that part of the problems is that there’s different gun laws in different states, instead of a “universal” policy.” McCain countered, “States’ rights is what makes this country so great.” But Behar agreed with Haines that it’s problematic having inconsistent laws, leading McCain to ask, “You want to repeal the 2nd Amendment, correct?” The comedienne shot back, “No.” Check out the video below.

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