Joy Behar has come under fire for comments she made regarding gun control laws in America. Behar made the statement during a discussion about gun reform legislation on Wednesday's episode of The View.
Behar said that if more Black people in this country owned guns, politicians would be sufficiently scared and immediately enact gun reform laws.
Gun control laws will change in the U.S. "once Black people get guns," Behar said in response to guest host Lindsey Granger who claims a Black man in Connecticut built his own AR-15 assault-style rifle after a neighbor and his family were slaughtered during a home invasion.
"He has one in his house to protect his family because he never wants to see that happen again," said Granger. "He is a Black man, it's odd, most AR-15 owners are former military, 35-plus and married," she said. "They're not just crazy people."
Behar interrupted Granger and said, "here's the thing, once Black people get guns in this country, the gun laws will change. Trust me on that. Then we'll see some action."
"That's what happened with the Black Panthers. Black people have been buying guns, Granger said.
Granger, who is a Black conservative, added that Black ownership of guns increased in 2020.
"That's what happened with the Black Panthers," co-host Sunny Hostin said. "Know your history."
Behar's comments came on the same day that the House approved sweeping gun laws including raising the minimum age to purchase AR-15 style rifles from 18 to 21.
The measure is not expected to pass in the Senate.