You’d think Geraldo Rivera would keep his mouth shut about the gun debate by now.
The man appears to have no actual knowledge of rifles or other firearms (much like Joe Biden).
He demonstrated this once more when he stated on the air that the ‘AR’ in ‘AR-15’ stood for “automatic rifle.”
Geraldo was on a rant about how there is no “legitimate reason” for anyone to own an AR-15.
He claimed that AR-15s exist solely to make their owners “feel macho.”
Greg Gutfeld, his co-host on The Five, chimed in, saying, “It’s a rifle.”
That’s when Geraldo revealed his true ignorance.
“It’s not a rifle,” he declared emphatically.
Gutfeld responded by asking Geraldo what the letter ‘AR’ stood for.
“Automatic rifle,” Geraldo replied.
Gutfeld shook his head, perplexed, and quickly informed Geraldo of his error…
This is simply embarrassing:…
How embarrassing. Geraldo Rivera doesn't even know what the 'AR' in AR-15 stands for.
Why does Fox News continue to employ him? pic.twitter.com/h2SDaNBown
— Brigitte Gabriel (@ACTBrigitte) January 17, 2023
Everyone and their brother on Twitter responded by mocking Geraldo for his ignorance:
OMG! Geraldo Rivera just said the dumbest thing (even for him) — When @greggutfeld quizzed Rivera on what the AR stands for in AR-15. (It refers to the original ArmaLite platform.) Geraldo said “automatic rifle.
— Mike Opelka (@stuntbrain) January 17, 2023
Just now on #TheFive Geraldo Rivera claimed the AR in AR-15 stands for automatic rifle. Why do we allow people who don't know what they're talking about to dictate to the rest of us?
— Mike LaChance (@MikeLaChance33) January 17, 2023
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
Hey @GeraldoRivera the “AR” in AR-15 doesn’t stand for “automatic rifle” it stands for “ArmaLite rifle” who designed the rifle in 1956
Thank you @greggutfeld for bringing Geraldo’s massively incorrect talking point to his attention
— National Association for Gun Rights (@NatlGunRights) January 17, 2023
Geraldo has proven that he is just as uneducated on this matter as Joe Biden himself:
Biden: "There is no social redeeming value [to assault weapons]… I love my right-wing friends talking about how the tree of liberty is watered with the blood of patriots. If you want to take on the federal government, you need some f-15s. You don't need an AR-15." pic.twitter.com/b52CW3byiq
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) January 16, 2023
Wanted 2 watch #TheFive but @GeraldoRivera who is sounding more & more like @joebiden is on. Click, no thanks. BTW Jerry you aren't a good lawyer or reporter because the AR in AR-15 is not "assault rifle." Quick google search..it stands for ArmaLite Rifle after the company name.
— TedBBaxter (@TedBBaxter) January 17, 2023
— Lets just stop the BS!! (@barrett_express) January 12, 2023
Geraldo Rivera is the Whoopi Goldberg of @FoxNews
— Vince Langman (@LangmanVince) January 14, 2023