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  • Geraldo Rivera: Vince Vaughn Is Like Timothy McVeigh on Guns Rights

     

    Geraldo Rivera slammed Vince Vaughn on Tuesday’s airing of Fox News’ The Five, claiming the actor’s pro-gun statements reminded him of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh.

    Co-host of The Five, Greg Gutfeld, began the show discussing the media’s reaction to Vaughn’s recent comments.

    “The Second Amendment is most lavishly defended” amendment in “all the Constitution of the United States,” Rivera said.

    Gutfeld asserted that the right to bear arms is rightfully important since it “defends the First Amendment.”

    “Anybody who thinks they need guns, there’s a gun for every man, woman and child in the country to protect against the corrupt and arrogant and pervasive government.” Rivera declared, mocking gun rights supporters.

    Rivera then asked his fellow co-hosts if Vaughn’s statements “remind you of Timothy McVeigh”— the man who bombed the Alfred P. Murrah building in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995, thereby killing 168 people.

    Gutfeld cut Rivera off.

    “Oh please,” he replied. “That reminds me of almost all of America and by the way, why would you go straight to McVeigh? Why would you?”

    “We are bathing in blood in the civil war that is racking the inner city of this country. The last thing we need now is guns,” Rivera warned.

    Gutfeld pointed out that many of those shootings Rivera referenced are committed with “illegal guns” by gangs and has nothing to do with the Second Amendment or “law-abiding citizens.”

    “Don’t play that game with me,” Gutfeld said.

    Rivera continued the debate by emphasizing the rising death toll in Baltimore that is a result of the fact that everyone has a gun and they use them.”

    This McVeigh comparison was referenced by another liberal media personality earlier this week. Newsweek’s Nina Burleigh declared on Monday that McVeigh’s “ideals” have now become “mainstream” in that they are now held by the Republican Party.


    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and Townhall.com.

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