Fox News host Martha MacCallum lashed out at Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein on Thursday because he supported gun control in the United States while wishing that Jews could have fought back with firearms during the Holocaust.
In an interview with radio host Howard Stern this week, Weinstein revealed that he was working on a film about the National Rifle Association (NRA) because he opposed guns.
"I don't think we need guns in this country and I hate it, and I think that the NRA is a disaster area," Weinstein said. "I'm gonna make a movie with Meryl Streep and we're gonna take this issue head on."
"They're gonna wish they weren't alive after I'm done with them."
It was that line that got Fox News host Martha McCallum and radio host Mike Slater fired up on Thursday.
"What do you make of a guy who made 'Kill Bill' carrying the torch for anti-NRA?" MacCallum asked.
"Harvey and his friends have built their careers on making incredibly violent movies, and they have contributed to this desensitizing to violence in America," Slater opined.
"Let me remind you and our viewers at home that the one thing that stopped [Newtown shooter] Adam Lanza from continuing the rampage in the school was when he saw a gun and a police officer in his line of sight," MacCallum insisted, turning to liberal guest Jehmu Greene. "Just recently, we had another school shooting. We have them almost weekly, sometimes it feels like almost daily, and what ends them all is when -- or in most cases -- is when there is a gun introduced into the situation that scares that person into stopping what they are doing."
"Any responsible gun owner knows that you don't need an AR-15 to protect your home, you need it to kill a lot of people," Greene pointed out. "Any responsible hunter knows that you barely get off a third shot at killing a deer, much less a thirtieth shot... The NRA using responsible gun owners to protect gun manufacturers from stopping common-sense gun laws, they do need to be wiped off."
"Spoons don't make people fat and pencils don't misspell words," Slater shot back. "We need to strike at the root of gun violence. You mentioned, Martha, whether it's mental illness or breakdown of society, breakdown of the family, breakdown of religious values. Whatever that is."
"It doesn't start by going after the NRA," he added. "If anything it means strengthening the NRA and gun saftey classes."
MacCallum closed out the segment by asserting that Weinstein "thinks that guns are necessary for self defense but only in other countries during genocides."
"He says that in Germany if only they had access to a gun, they could have stopped the Holocaust," MacCallum continued. "Well, I guess he's forgetting the fact that their guns were all confiscated under German law at the time. So, you know, some holes in this story to be sure."
"I saw a movie where only the government and police had guns, it was called 'Schindler's List,'" Slater quipped. "We can relive that again one day."