Howard Stern Defends Guns After Orlando Terror: ‘Do You Want a Fighting Chance or Not?’

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Legendary radio host Howard Stern let loose on anti-gun politicians and activists for using the Orlando terror attacks as a way to push their agenda.


“Do you want a fighting chance or not?” Stern asked co-hosts Robin Quivers and Brent Hatley while explaining his belief that people have a right and responsibility to defend themselves.

“I’m so upset about Orlando and what went down, but I can’t believe these people who come out afterwards and their answer to Orlando is to take away guns from the public,” Stern said. “It’s fucking mind-blowing to me.”


“The military — and they don’t mean it in a derogatory way — but they look at the public as sheep,” he said. “And we are sheep. Most of us sit around all day and we don’t know how to defend ourselves. We basically think everything’s OK.”

“Except the wolves — the bad guys, ISIS, or terrorists, homegrown or otherwise — their wolves. The military and police look at themselves as sheepdogs. They’re warriors, but on the good side.”


“The terrorist all have AR-15s, they have glocks, they have every kind of pistol.”

“Now what if I went up to the sheep and I said, ‘You wanna have a shot at the wolves? I’m going to give you a pistol. You can actually even the playing field with these wolves whose fangs are out — you can shoot them.’ There’s not a sheepdog for every citizen.”

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Stern argued that disarming sheep and sheepdogs only makes the wolf’s job that much easier, because it gives them more options and an easier target.

“The most gun-free zone on the planet is a plane. On 9/11, what did the wolves do? They said, ‘This is great. We’ll just kill the sheep with boxcutters.’ So they went on the plane with boxcutters and all the sheep went, ‘Baaaa,’” Stern said. “The wolves are always planning. They’ll use boxcutters. They’ll use an airplane, fly it right into a building. They don’t need AR-15s.”


On Sunday morning, a wolf was set loose among sheep in Orlando.


“I don’t like violence,” Stern continued. “I don’t like any of this stuff — but I consider myself a sheep. Most of your politicians have private security, so they’re OK. Those are sheep that are very well protected. You, on the other hand, are a sitting duck. I’m not for taking away people’s rights.”


Earlier this year, the original shock jock gave a similar defense of Americans Second Amendment rights, saying “every citizen needs the right to be armed” and calling handguns “the great equalizer.”

“How else would you defend yourself against a thug with a baseball bat with a chain around it? How the hell could you protect your family, your wife, your children, or how would a woman protect her property or prevent being raped without a handgun? It’s the only thing that equalizes.”