Liberal TV Host Bill Maher Sells Comedian Jeff Ross on Gun Ownership, Defends ARs

Liberal television host Bill Maher sold stand-up comedian Jeff Ross on the tenets of responsible gun ownership during a recent filming of Maher’s podcast, “Club Random with Bill Maher.”

Maher, the longtime anchor of HBO’s “Real Time,” questioned Ross about why he doesn’t exercise his 2A rights (the conversation starts around the 5 min. mark in the video embedded above).

“I’m just afraid it will get turned on me somehow,” said Ross, quoting a myth often propagated by gun control organizations.

“Well, that’s such a bad attitude,” Maher replied.  

“Why?” asked Ross.

“Because you’re letting the worst possible event guided by the actions of the least capable people guide what you want to do,” explained the 66-year-old host, who has disclosed multiple times in the past that he owns firearms, including at least one handgun.

“We shouldn’t organize life around what the least capable, stupidest people do with something,” he added.

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Maher then asked Ross this question, “If your house is invaded wouldn’t you want to level the playing field rather than somebody being able to have you at their utter mercy?”

Ross, who claims to have received a black belt in taekwondo when he was 10, seemed to understand Maher’s reasoning.

“Did you train?” Ross asked.

“Yeah, I’ve had training… It was one day.  You can get it in one day.  Should you brush up?  Yes, you should.  Absolutely,” said Maher.

“There’s no reason gun ownership shouldn’t be like any other license you would get, like to fly a plane. You don’t just walk in and start to fly a plane you have to qualify,” he continued.

Ross then quipped, “It does occur to me that I have a German Shepard I can’t control so that’s more of a liability than a gun I can control.”

As the conversation continued, Maher brought up America’s best-selling centerfire, semiautomatic rifle: the AR-15.

“I do not have an AR-15 or anything like that.  Although I understand why people like that gun,” he said.

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“Why?” asked Ross.

“It’s a very good gun for like shooting someone across the room if they come into your bedroom or something,” said Maher.

But the controversial host also wanted to make it clear that he has no special affinity for firearms. To Maher, they’re just tools for self-defense.

“I’m a gun owner.  I’m not a gun lover.  I compare them to antibiotics.  I don’t ever want to use antibiotics but I’m glad they exist in the world,” he said.

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About the author: S.H. Blannelberry is the News Editor of GunsAmerica.

{ 9 comments… add one }
  • derrick Coleman September 13, 2022, 12:37 pm

    who gives a shit if maher is liberal or conservative….he’s pro gun enough for me. His voice is a rare one in hollywood elite circles and he is talking sense into these morons.

  • Kane September 10, 2022, 1:14 pm

    “…plays dress-up. Grown men shouldn’t.”

    Does that rule include ‘story time with Transexuals’ or is that rule just limited to cowboy action shooting and other wholesome activities?

  • Dave September 9, 2022, 12:44 pm

    I imagine that not everyone is into wearing furbie suits whilst prancing around shooting each other in the ass with rubber band guns like yourself. Maybe you should look upon other folks hobbies with a bit less judgment.

  • Mike September 9, 2022, 10:56 am

    You know Chief, it’s internet tough guys like you that the rest of us shake our heads about. But maybe you’ll grow up eventually and stop with the useless insults.

  • Kane September 9, 2022, 9:54 am

    I had 2 German Shephards. They were both attacked by other dogs while walking through the neighborhood and both stood their ground and won the encounter as the attacking dogs ran away.

    At some point though, I was protecting the dogs, carrying them up the stairs. Dogs can lose their hearing and I was CC to protect my one dog who had hip problems in her golden years.

    Maher has admitted to owning firearms years ago. He is NOT the type of GO I would ever totally trust but I guess he could be worse.

  • Stan d. Upnow September 9, 2022, 9:10 am

    So, here’s the thing:
    Everyone focuses on the self-defense aspect of having a gun(s). But, Totally ignored by the ignorant anti-gunners is the much larger field of shooting sports activities. If Maher was introduced to any of them, he might change his attitude from mere tolerance to enthusiasm. Could you see him in full regalia as a Cowboy Action shooter? Handle– “Dangerous Bill” LOL!

    • Chief September 9, 2022, 9:52 am

      Yeah, lets turn him on to the cheesiest of all shooting sports. So stupid. Hope you got a laugh out of your joke…no one lese did. My 4-year old daughter plays dress-up. Grown men shouldn’t. But…I bet you think you name is cute, too. Stan d. Upnow??? WTF???

      • Hondo September 9, 2022, 11:59 am

        Jeez rough crowd

      • Kane September 10, 2022, 10:11 am

        What a stand”Chief.” SN’s are really more important than most people realize, I just cannot remember why.

        Here’s what you may have revealed about yourself. You have NOT been here very long that’s why your silly anger has NOT been noticed before. You rant about a SN that has been here longer than most others but you do NOT hold up anything that you value. That is consistant with most of the leftwingers that pass through here and everywhere else.

        You consider Cowboy Action Shooting “the cheesiest of all shooting sports” but surely there are many, many other shooting activities you very much despise. You probably bought a firearm recently because of the destructive policies that Dems have forced on the public but you will never place blame where it belongs. You resent others who have also exercised their 2A rights. Your SN “Chief” has no real meaning and you are a hypocrite.

        Now “Chief” tell me what I got wrong?

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