This week, Geraldo Rivera was a guest panelist on The Five on FOX News.
At one point during the show, Rivera launched into a mini-tirade about gun control and mocked people who own the AR-15, saying that the gun should be banned.
However, Rivera made it immediately clear that he had no idea what he was talking about.
Red State has details:
Rivera was attacking people who owned AR-15s, claiming it was about them acting “macho” and “look at me” to which Gutfeld said, “It’s [just] a rifle.”
“It’s not a rifle,” Rivera claimed, saying it was a “machine gun.”
“What does AR stand for?” Gutfeld asked him.
“Automatic rifle,” Rivera responded, getting it just ridiculously wrong.
“No, that’s not what it is,” Gutfeld said.
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“All I know is is AR-15s have no place in American society, other than sport clubs,” Geraldo insisted.
All you know is nothing, Geraldo, so what you know isn’t worth much, given you think they’re machine guns. “AR” in AR-15 doesn’t stand for automatic rifle, it stands for “Armalite Rifle.”
Watch the video below:
Geraldo Rivera just said with a straight face on The Five that the “AR” in AR-15 stands for “Automatic Rifle.” pic.twitter.com/9HPkSlfdOT
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) January 17, 2023
So the gun people are in the replies telling you what AR actually stands for. But what’s even more impressive about Geraldo is he thinks that the AR-15 is not a rifle while thinking the AR stands for Automatic Rifle. This is a wonderful clip for that logic alone
— Sean Fitzgerald (Actual Justice Warrior) (@IamSean90) January 18, 2023
Why do people who don’t know what they’re talking about insist on dictating to the rest of us?
Rivera later tweeted this:
Heard the Daily Caller and fellow travelers are ranting about my incorrect definition on-air of “AR” as in AR-15. Whatever. Point is, there is no place (other than sporting clubs and similar skilled settings) for assault rifles.
They’re substitute appendages.
— Geraldo Rivera (@GeraldoRivera) January 18, 2023
Just drop it, Geraldo.