Many Americans have been exercising their first amendment rights to protest the stringent government regulations that have been put in place due to COVID-19. Some of these protesters are also exercising the right to open carry firearms. According to ABC host Joy Behar, this action makes these US citizens “terrorists”
“Why are you bringing guns to a rally? You want to call yourself protesters leave your guns home. Those are terrorists that bring guns to rallies. I don’t trust that at all. Don’t listen to these people.” –Joy Behar
Behar is a co-host of ABC’s morning talk show, “The View”. This show has had a well documented history of promoting liberal ideals and suppressing conservative values such as 2nd amendment rights. ABC has shown that they will rally with the liberal crazed media on several occasions, but to attack law-abiding US citizens should be regarded as slander. Behar and the liberal media are out of control, and American citizens do not deserve their criticism.
American citizens are living in an unprecedented time where government is infringing on many of the social liberties that built the country. Many protesters have to worry about putting food on the table for their families and do not have a timeline on when their lives will return to normalcy. These people are scared and are holding on to the rights that they do have, free speech and the gun rights are among those that cannot be taken away.
Behar and ABC are showing that they refuse to listen to the complaints of millions of Americans that are eager to get back to work. COVID-19 does require Americans to place emphasis on their health and promote positive social distancing, but it cannot take away from the American way of life. The right to carry weapons is vital to protect the fabric of this society, and people like Joy Behar should have no say in the choice of these American citizens.