“The View” Co-Host, Sherri Shepherd, Tells Fox She is Getting a Gun for Protection

May 15 2013
by GSL Staff
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Barbara Walters’ daytime talkshow The View is probably the last place you would expect to find pro gun rhetoric, however that is exactly what was found when co-host Sherri Shepherd announced that she was planning on getting a gun for protection.

Speaking to Fox and Friends, Shepherd said that the alarm in her home went off one night which is what sparked the decision.

“We have two dogs and they didn’t bark,” Shepherd said. “And immediately my husband jumped out of bed and ran downstairs. And I ran to my son Jeffrey’s room. And I never wanted a gun in my house but the sight of my son laying there saying, ‘Mommy I’m scared.’ That’s when you realize all you got is a wicker trash basket between me and anybody that comes in this room. And it was a scary thought.”

While the Fox and Friends hosts were fairly encouraging, Barbara Walters, host of The View, was not.

“I don’t have a house. I have an apartment so I have a different set up,” Walters said. “But it scares me, what you’re talking about. Because when you have a gun, the tendency is to use it and sometimes you use it in the wrong way.”

I’m just taking a wild guess here, but I would say there is someone with a gun between the street entrance to Walters’ building and the door to her apartment.

Good on Shepherd for realizing the need for self protection.

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