Posted in: TV

Bill Maher: ‘I Ain’t Giving Up My Gun’ [Video]

Bill Maher owns guns despite opposing Second Amendment

Gun control supporter Bill Maher admitted he owns guns for personal protection even though he thinks the Second Amendment is “bullsh*t.”

On the HBO Real Time episode on Friday (see embed below), Maher criticized the failed Manchin-Toomey expanded background checks bill because it prohibited a national gun registry. ” … Of course we need a gun registry,” Maher said. “The Second Amendment is bullsh*t.”

Much of the opposition to the Senate bill centered on concerns, despite denials from Manchin-Toomey supporters, that a federal gun registry would be the next step.

Later in the show, Maher offered this interesting revelation: “As long as we live in the gun country, I ain’t giving up my gun … there have been 12 home invasions in my neighborhood in the last year … I have two guns, one upstairs and one down.” Maher presumably lives in an upscale Beverly Hills enclave.

Law Professor and gun law expert David Kopel has previously asserted that the national gun registry ban in Manchin-Toomey only applied to the Attorney General and not to other government agencies, however.

Separately, “Morning Joe” Scarborough, who claimed that the GOP would become extinct for opposing the Machin-Toomey bill, apparently has had a change of heart because of the IRS scandal.

As he explained on MSNBC, “My argument has been, don’t worry, background checks aren’t going to lead to a national registry. The government is never going to create a national registry. Right? And there is even something there that says its a felony. I don’t even have to complete my sentence, do I? My argument is less persuasive today because of these scandals. Because people will say, hey, if they do that with the IRS asking people what books you read then how can I trust them with information about my Second Amendment rights? This is devastating. This IRS scandal is devastating. All across the board as Chuck said. Immigration reform, background checks, you name it, it’s a devastating scandal.”

CNN’s Piers Morgan who also jumped on the gun control bandwagon after the shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., similarly admitted the other night on his show that gun rights supporters and “pro-gun lobbyists” who oppose additional firearms regulations may have a point given the “vaguely tyrannical behavior” by the federal government in the IRS and AP scandals.

Watch Bill Maher talk about how he personally owns guns despite slamming the Second Amendment:

Articles And Offers From The Web

Comments

15 Responses to “Bill Maher: ‘I Ain’t Giving Up My Gun’ [Video]”

  1. Jay Hanig

    "They're for me but not for thee." Is there a bigger hypocrite on this planet than Bill Maher? No doubt there is but he exemplifies the worst of progressive America.

  2. Steve Henderson

    How big a list do we need?

    You can just about bet that any politician that's come out FOR Gun Control owns and carries -legally- and/or has armed bodyguards.

    Double-standards suck double-time. It's just too bad that -some- people will never, ever catch on.

  3. Steve Henderson

    How big a list do we need?

    You can just about bet that any politician that's come out FOR Gun Control owns and carries -legally- and/or has armed bodyguards.

    Double-standards suck double-time. It's just too bad that -some- people will never, ever catch on.

  4. Jack Rackem

    I can't believe the hypocrisy of people like BM. Wow that's also what I think he is. The last part of the video sounds like coversations many gun owners have. What self loathing hypocrisy from an admitted firearms owner and shooter

  5. Matthew Raiche

    It's pretty damn funny when right wing-nuts accuse gun owners who believe in gun control of hypocrisy. I own a firearm. Actually, I own six firearms. Four rifles and two shotguns. I don't even know how many firearms my dad owns. And, yet, we both believe in gun control. There is nothing hypocritical about that.

  6. Matthew Raiche

    You're both idiots. Owning, even carrying a gun, but supporting gun control is not a double standard. I'll try to illustrate this issue in a slightly better light. Do you trust U.S. soldiers to carry hand grenades? I hope so. Do you think that everyone should be allowed to carry hand grenades whenever they want? I hope not.

  7. Matthew Raiche

    "an admitted firearms owner and shooter."
    You are an idiot. I own several firearms and I enjoy shooting them. That is not an admission, as you put it, as an admission implies guilt. I also believe in gun control. I support background checks and magazine limits. Actually, I think that all assault rifles should have fixed magazines.

    I can also drive a car. Cars can kill people. In fact, cars kill even more people than guns. And, yet, I believe that we should have laws to regulate cars.

    Do these things make me a hypocrite?

  8. Ford F150 SVT Raptor

    It's pretty damn funny when snobby elitists accuse anyone of anything. See, Matthew, your assumption of what 'gun control' means, another person's interpretation and the wide range of proposals currently under debate often vary immensely. Do you support a complete ban of handguns because you're a rifle/shotgun guy? 'Cause that's a little douchey. Do you support a national registry with or without restrictions on who has access to the list or when your guns can be confiscated? High douche potential there too. I can see you're feeling pretty witty and quite pleased with yourself. Fairly douchey. You have an opinion about assault rifles, great.
    You have an opinion about background checks, super. But anyone who disagrees with Matthew is an idiot. Hmmm. Any clear thinking individual would classify that with a douchebag factor of about 9.7. However, even a douchebag should feel free to express his opinion.

  9. Matthew Raiche

    By the way, Bill Maher didn't "admit" that he owns a gun, he stated that he owns a gun. The word "admit" implies that he did something wrong.

  10. Matthew Raiche

    Your username says it all. Actually, as I was reading your post, I thought that you were thoughtful, at first. I was even gearing up for an intelligent disucussion/debate. Then I read the rest of your post and realized that you are just another idiot. I'm sorely disappointed.