The View’s Meghan McCain Grills Georgia Gubernatorial Candidate on Confiscation

The View’s Meghan McCain with Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams. (Photo: ABC)

The View’s Meghan McCain called Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams on the carpet Tuesday regarding her position on guns.

Abrams claims not to be anti-gun, yet when it comes to banning and even confiscating AR-15s the Democrat believes there has to be a national “conversation on how it’s accomplished.”

“You have been endorsed by Everytown [for Gun Safety], which is an anti-gun organization, Michael Bloomberg‘s anti-gun group as well,” McCain said. “You say you’re proud to have an ‘F’ rating from the NRA. Michael Bloomberg and others like him, in the wake of what happened at Pittsburgh, support taking away the AR-15, which is the most popular rifle in America, from people.”

“Do you, like Everytown, support banning the AR-15?” McCain asked.

“Let’s be clear, I’m not anti-gun. My great-grandmother taught me how to shoot when I was growing up in Mississippi. I like trap shooting, I like target shooting. I don’t hunt because I mostly eat chicken and that just seems mean,” Abrams said. “However, I know that the most responsible gun owners understand that they have the responsibility for the firearms, and making sure that only responsible people have those firearms.”

Abrams then explained why black rifles don’t “belong in civilian hands.”

“I do not believe that weapons of mass destruction like the AR-15 belong in civilian hands. I think it’s for government use. I have shot an AR-15, and I think you probably have too, and while it’s an amazing amount of power, it also is an amazing amount of destruction, and there is very little that can be done to protect vulnerable communities when the AR-15 is present,” she said.

To justify her stance Abrams invoked the late Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia.

“It is possible to believe in responsible gun ownership and to believe that there should be regulations on that,” Abrams said. “Antonin Scalia said that, and we have to believe as a nation, that when our communities are vulnerable, when you can’t go into a synagogue or a church or a school without fear for your life, there is something wrong with our system of gun ownership.”

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While Scalia did say that there were some historical prohibitions and longstanding regulations with respect to guns, for example, felons and the mentally ill cannot possess firearms under federal law, on the AR question, the late justice wrote in the landmark 2008 Heller decision that the 2A protects firearms that are “in common use” for “lawful purposes like self-defense.” With millions of ARs in circulation — as McCain noted in the interview, 61 percent of rifle sales in America are ARs — there’s no doubt that the “in common use” standard is satisfied.

Still, Abrams mistakenly believes the government should go ahead and round ‘em up to protect vulnerable communities.  Right, because disarming the disenfranchised is the best way to make them safer, especially when they live in high-crime areas.  SMH.

According to the most recent polling, Abrams is running neck and neck with Republican candidate Brian Kemp.  It appears this governor’s seat is completely up for grabs.  Georgia gun owners better show up on Tuesday.

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  • Steve Richards March 26, 2021, 9:47 am

    If she wasn’t a black female agitator on a power trip….I might listen. If I thought for a millisecond she spoke with sincerity….I might listen. If she could converse and debate without pulling the “race card” in defense……I might listen! I’m not saying that racism doesn’t exist….somewhere. I am saying that racism is not as prevalent as the “race-baiters”, like her, claim is EVERYWHERE! If that were true……I might listen.

  • Sgt. Pop December 3, 2018, 9:25 am

    wouldn’t do any good to explain to her the “Brown Bess” with bayonet, was the “Black” gun of it’s time……

  • Norma November 3, 2018, 3:57 pm

    Jim. If you read the article you would see Abrams had Scalia’s name right. You’re just a hater and nothing

    Would be right to you. Practice a little kindness.

  • AJ November 3, 2018, 11:36 am

    I don’t understand how someone can be against racism and then base their entire campaign around the injustice of slavery and shit.

    By the way, her agenda is to push new legislation along the lines of raising income taxes and shit. She use using the pity party race card as a front for enslaving the working class. At least more so than they already are.

    Skin color is only seen by the blind man.

  • Winston November 3, 2018, 12:46 am

    Good grief, yet another obviously low IQ black who is funded by white Ivy League East Coast billionaire bigots.

  • Charles A Valenzuela November 2, 2018, 9:09 pm

    When they say “Let’s be clear” you KNOW the scumbag is going to lie to you.

  • Mike November 2, 2018, 6:53 pm

    Let’s see: Politicians, hollywooders (Alex Baldwin) of recent seem to live in a make believe land where they are above the rest, laws aren’t for them, and of course let me forget they have armed body guards. They have all the answers, and they are experts on guns etc.
    Oh, the light just went on, if it’s not good for me, no one may have it?

  • Jon November 2, 2018, 5:18 pm

    I voted early straight Republican (although I had hold my nose).

  • Jim November 2, 2018, 4:07 pm

    She said, “Anthony Scalia said that.” It’s Antonin, not Anthony. If you’re quote the man, at least get his name right.

  • Richie November 2, 2018, 4:07 pm

    Just another leftist racist black, using he race card and wanting more free handouts”

  • Michael Keim November 2, 2018, 12:07 pm

    Nuclear weapon=weapon of mass destruction.

    AR15=rifle

    Abrahms=just another scum bag politician

  • AJ November 2, 2018, 11:48 am

    Maybe certain communities a vulnerable because there are no AR15s present. I mean, most neighborhoods that I visit, where there are multiple AR15 owners are probably safer than most military bases.

  • Mike Spidel November 2, 2018, 11:39 am

    She can’t control her weight how’s she going to control a state.

    • Scotty Gunn November 3, 2018, 9:30 pm

      Excellent point.

    • AJ November 4, 2018, 12:03 pm

      This made my day… It even rhymes.

  • TrouserTrout November 2, 2018, 11:39 am

    I bet she can not count her nipples and get the same number twice. Suck my Glock witch!

  • Danny A Moore November 2, 2018, 11:17 am

    Why are they choosing the AR-15 as the bad boy? Because it’s American made? What about the chopper all the gang bangers like? The AK-47? The SKS? They want to get one rifle banned so they can start on all rifles.

  • James Boliek November 2, 2018, 10:45 am

    What does big fat momma Abrams body guards carry to protect her ass?? Clubs and slingshots??

    • ejharb November 24, 2018, 6:39 pm

      Scars and spas12.gotta wonder where the black panthers got the cash to buy em

  • Keith Zeiger November 2, 2018, 10:24 am

    11/6/18 is a pivotal date in American history. These socialists are gaining momentum with the uneducated who don’t know the difference between semi automatic and single shot firearms. Mandate that mental heath history, across the nation, share criminal data across state lines so that information becomes part of the NCIS background check. No pleas for crimes committed while possessing a firearm, serving the firearm violation full term first and execute the murderers within 30 days after apprehension. Swift and speedy trial.

  • David November 2, 2018, 10:02 am

    Okay so I was recently denied the purchase of a firearm. When asked why the letter from the FBI said “some one with a similar name and similar description”. So come to find out my brother was in federal lockup. I was pissed for two reasons. 1 they had my DL and SSN but still a no go. Second reason was that is how I had to find out my brother was in lockup. So back ground checks do work. Was I pissed? Yes very much so. I have bought several firearms and never had an issue. I do my CCL now.

  • DocLoch November 2, 2018, 9:51 am

    I have been saying this for a long time. She is correct! Just Scalia sold us out! He said “the second amendment is subject to reasonable restrictions “

    I believe this was done purposely. And now it is going to be used to give us the definition of reasonable buy psychopaths!

  • SMITH4570 November 2, 2018, 9:11 am

    SHE HAS NO IDEA ABOUT HER BLATHER!! ALL THIS NONSENSE ABOUT GUN CHECKS!
    EVERY TIME YOU BUY A GUN, IT IS A TAX ON ALL CITIZENS WHO OWN MANY OF THEM!
    THAT SAID IF THE AUTHORITY’S DON’T KNOW WHO HAS A CRIMINAL RECORD @ ANYTIME
    IN THAT PERSONS LIFE THEY HAVE NOT DONE THE JOB THE GUN CHECK WAS IN PLACE TO START WITH! ONCE YOU COMMITTED A FELONY YOUR RIGHT TO OWN IS SUSPENDED.. IF THE FIRST CK ON YOU WAS DONE THEY SHOULD IMMEDIATELY KNOW & CONFISCATE YOUR STASH..

  • survivor50 November 2, 2018, 9:10 am

    If she starts “confiscating” on the wrong side of the tracks, she won’t get far…about two blocks…

  • joefoam November 2, 2018, 9:07 am

    So now rifles have been elevated to the status of ‘weapons of mass destruction’? Why do the LEOS need them if they are so deadly. Georgians had better get out and vote to save their freedom.

    • Michael Stuhr November 2, 2018, 9:47 am

      Hell, weapons of war! That’s what the 2nd amendment protects.

  • Dr Motown November 2, 2018, 7:15 am

    We better all show up Tuesday….no excuses! If you’re “sick,” get a damn wheelchair and have your family get you to the polls

  • anthony November 2, 2018, 6:46 am

    The scary rifles belong only in the hands of government? Yeah, I’m pretty sure that Hitler said the same thing to the Austrians back in the day……. That worked out so well for them, right?

  • Steven November 2, 2018, 6:21 am

    Yep, she is a socialist.

  • Abner T Yokum November 2, 2018, 5:44 am

    I’m absolutely stunned that this race is even close. However, some of the FB sites I visit shows an obvious supreme effort to mobilize every breathing body to go vote democrat. They don’t think–they just vote party line or minority, whatever the quality.

    Don’t know who said it, but he was right when he said (paraphrasing) “You’re one vote away from losing your freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution.”

  • fritz bousigschouer November 2, 2018, 3:54 am

    lets get over with that voting so we never have to see that ugly mug again and that chicken lover can put put put off!

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