'Media Slip-Up': 'The Five' on MSNBC Reporter Making Gun Rights Argument in Venezuela Coverage
"The Five" pointed out a "slip-up" by a reporter who emphasized that only the military is armed amid the uprising in Venezuela.
Reporting on the street clashes Tuesday, MSNBC's Kerry Sanders told the audience: "You have to understand, in Venezuela gun ownership is not something that's open to everybody. So if the military have the guns, they have the power and as long as Nicolas Maduro controls the military, he controls the country."
Jedediah Bila said legal gun owners in the United States express that "fear" about a similar situation happening someday.
"The media never looks to reality for examples," Jesse Watters responded, adding that CNN's Jim Acosta accidentally made a pro-wall argument while reporting from the southern border.
Watters said there are examples of the U.S. government abusing its power and some Americans worry about infringement of their Second Amendment rights.
Juan Williams pushed back, saying it's an "apples and oranges" comparison and that armed citizens cannot stand up to any military.
"No, that's an invitation to more death and chaos. It's a reach by people who want to make the argument of 'guns for everyone' in the USA," he argued.
Venezuela banned private gun ownership in 2012 under then-President Hugo Chavez, who was succeeded by Maduro in 2014.
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