It's not often that the women on The View get fact-checked on live TV, but that's exactly what happened this week, thanks to Kentucky Senator Rand Paul.
During Wednesday’s episode of “The View,” Goldberg pleaded with Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul on gun control and said that she couldn’t understand why “anyone objects to getting rid of automatic weapons.”
Automatic weapons are regulated by the National Firearms Act of 1934 and not available to the general public. Individuals must first be approved by the federal government for a special license by paying a $200 fee to the Internal Revenue Service and going through a process with the Treasury Department.
“Automatic weapons, they’re not for hunting. They do nothing — they’re only there to kill. And you’ll notice that a lot of things that happened are with automatic weapons,” she claimed to Paul. “When we see that why don’t we say, ‘Who really needs to have one other than people that are at war?’”
The crowd erupted in applause before Paul could explain that the very weapons Goldberg was referring to are already unavailable to the general public.
Sorry, Whoopi. Not only are automatic weapons sales banned, but they have been since 1934. This fact, of course, didn't stop Whoopi from trying to prove her point. She soldiered on, trying to salvage what little credibility she had left, but the damage was done. See the exchange below.
Source: The Blaze