Gun grabbers know nothing about the guns they are trying to take from law-abiding Americans.
During a segment on Fox News, Geraldo Rivera said that AR-15s have no place in American society.
When asked what “AR” stood for, Geraldo said “Automatic Rifle.”
Nope – the actual meaning of “AR” is ArmaLite rifle.
FOX News personality Geraldo Rivera backed President Biden’s push for an “assault weapons” ban and said that the “AR” in AR-15 stands for “automatic rifle” on Tuesday’s The Five.
Newsweek quoted Rivera telling the co-hosts, “I submit to you, ladies and gentlemen, there is no legitimate reason … to have an AR-15.”
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Geraldo Rivera just said with a straight face on The Five that the “AR” in AR-15 stands for “Automatic Rifle.” pic.twitter.com/9HPkSlfdOT
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) January 17, 2023
It’s not a rifle,” Rivera claimed, saying it was a “machine gun.”
“What does AR stand for?” Gutfeld asked him.
“Automatic rifle,” Rivera responded, getting it just ridiculously wrong.
“No, that’s not what it is,” Gutfeld said.
“All I know is is AR-15s have no place in American society, other than sport clubs,” Geraldo insisted.
Geraldo doubled down on his calls for gun control on Twitter:
Heard the Daily Caller and fellow travelers are ranting about my incorrect definition on-air of “AR” as in AR-15. Whatever. Point is, there is no place (other than sporting clubs and similar skilled settings) for assault rifles.
They’re substitute appendages.
— Geraldo Rivera (@GeraldoRivera) January 18, 2023
Geraldo was called out:
Dumbest opinion ever
— Graham Allen (@GrahamAllen_1) January 18, 2023
Bro you called it a machine gun, shut up.
— Sara Gonzales (@SaraGonzalesTX) January 18, 2023
You are wrong a lot. Maybe it is time for you to go sit down!
— Brian Perras (@bperras12) January 18, 2023
Why don’t the gun grabbers learn about guns before trying to take them from law-abiding Americans?