Fox News dumbass, Geraldo Rivera made himself look like a fool again when he pulled out a musket during a debate about the Second Amendment, suggesting that as an American you are only allowed to own antique firearms and all others should only be available to the government.
Geraldo Rivera continues to meet our lowest expectations on a regular basis, at least he’s consistent.
Just last week, Rivera falsely claimed the “AR” in “AR-15” means “assault rifle.” Actually, the two letters stand for “ArmaLite,” the company that designed and manufactured the original AR-15 rifle. Additionally, the AR-15 is not an “assault rifle,” which by definition refer to fully automatic rifles. AR-15s, rather, are semiautomatic.
Hannity reminded Rivera that “AR” does not “stand for assault rifle,” to which Rivera protested that he merely described the AR-15 as an “assault rifle”
“You probably have not fired one and compared and contrasted it to other weapons,” Hannity said. “The reality is, whether it’s a pistol, whether it’s a rifle, America’s Second Amendment is clear. The right of the people to keep and to bear arms shall not be infringed.”
Then Hannity brought up California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s recent condemnation of the Second Amendment, “He is surrounded by armed guards, Hollywood elite are surrounded by armed guards. The people that make this country great have a right to defend themselves and their family and their property. And by people trying to take away that right from them, they are denying them the very security that they, the elite, have. Why would you support that? What would you do if somebody broke into your home?”
As Hannity was scolding him, Rivera spoke to someone off camera: “Give me that rifle,” then appeared on-screen with a muzzle-loading long gun.
“This is what weapons looked like,” Rivera barked as he held up the rusted antique firearm. “This is what they looked like when the Second Amendment was passed. This is what they looked like.”
“You wanna own this? You can own this,” he continued. “You can load it, you can do whatever you want with it. What you don’t want, though, is to give them weapons of war that they can tear the hell out of people with.”
Hannity mocked and laughed at Rivera and said the gun is “very cute” and warned Rivera that he might get arrested in New York for running around with it.
Using Rivera’s logic, you shouldn’t be allowed to own a car or travel by air because after all, only horses and buggy’s were available for transportation in the 18th Century. Speaking of transportation should we go back to dirt roads and demolish our highway system? And how about Rivera’s media bread & butter? TV and radio, not to mention the internet didn’t exist so I guess the First Amendment only applies to the printed newspapers.
Clearly, Geraldo Rivera is the human equivalent of a participation award and I have to wonder if his ass ever gets jealous of the crap that comes out of his mouth?