Bob Beckel Argues College Women Dont Need to Carry Guns

(Fox News)

During a discussion about concealed carry laws on college campuses, “The Five” co-host Bob Beckel questioned whether women really need to carry firearms for self-defense because “when was the last time you heard about a rape on campus?”

Beckel said if you allow students to carry guns on campus, there is a greater chance for shootings.

“If you eliminate the opportunity for anyone to have a gun at all, you’re telling the bad guys, there’s an area that no one is carrying a gun,” co-host Eric Bolling said.

That’s when Beckel asked: “When was the last time you heard about a rape on campus?”

“What are you talking about, it’s rampant,” Bolling shot back.

Co-host Dana Perino pointed out that date rape is a particularly big problem for women in college.

“Date rape, yeah that’s one thing…but you gonna take a gun out and shoot your date?” Beckel asked.

“Maybe you should,” co-host Greg Gutfeld remarked.

Co-host Kimberly Guilfoyle was more definitive. She said “If your date is a rapist, you shoot them.” Watch the segment via Fox News below:


Beckel has apologized for the remarks. Via Politico:

“It’s a horrible, horrendous issue. Simply put, rape is rape. Whether it’s date rape or it’s somebody coming in off the campus trying to rape somebody else. I very strongly feel that way,” Beckel said on Fox’s ‘The Five.’ “So, I just want to straighten the record out on that. I simply was trying to make — there was not a distinction to make here. It simply was that date rape is rape, and that is, by any other definition, rape is rape.”

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