During Thursday’s edition of “The Five,” co-hosts Bob Beckel and Greg Gutfeld go into a heated exchange over gun violence and the National Rifle Association, which Beckel called “thugs” and the “most evil lobby” in Washington.
Gutfeld criticized liberals, including Beckel, for being hypocritical and focusing on just one percent of gun crimes, like when a mass shooting happens, and ignoring the bloody violence that occurs in places like Chicago every day.
“This a great issue for the left because they appear to be tough on crime, when really they are only tough on guns,” Gutfeld said.
“Because the NRA, the thugs, don’t let them do it,” Beckel interrupted.
“It’s the liberals!” Gutfeld shot back. “Why is it that you guys on the left only focus on one percent of the crime when in Chicago you have, what, one Newtown every two weeks? You have 42 people dying. Why is that not a problem to you?”
Gutfeld went on to say that handguns are the weapon of choice for criminals, yet the left is talking about banning semi-automatic rifles.
“I’m for banning hand guns,” Beckel said, shocking all of his co-hosts.
“They demonize the NRA but they won’t talk about gangs,” Gutfeld said, before asking, “The NRA is as dangerous as the Latin Kings?”
“They are the most evil lobby in all of Washington,” Beckel shot back.
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(H/T: Noah Rothman, Mediaite)