Frequent View panelist Sunny Hostin said "the Second Amendment did not give people individual rights for guns" during a discussion about guns on Thursday's broadcast. Hostin said this is how a "true constitutional scholar" would interpret the right.
The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution reads: "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."
"I'm sorry, do we have a militia in this country? Is there a militia here or -- it still doesn't say individual," permanent View panelist Raven-Symone asked after reading the Second Amendment clause.
"It's such a good point," Sunny Hostin said. "And I know all the gun people are going to come after me on Twitter after I say this, but if you are a true constitutional scholar and if you know the law. The Second Amendment did give people individual rights for guns. It was for a militia."
This led to Whoopi Goldberg castigating Second Amendment supporters who attack her on Twitter.
"Listen, I say this all the time and don't bother to come after me because I don't care," Goldberg said about Twitter. "Because people scream, they wish you death, they wish you all kinds of stuff. Listen. We are paid to do what we're doing. I'm not paid to pay attention to what you have to say, particularly when you're wrong. This is no hunter that I have ever known that needed an assault weapon to get a deer. That's not what they are for."