Meghan McCain: 'I'm not living without guns'

Meghan McCainMeghan Marguerite McCainTrump Jr. visit to 'The View' boosts ratings to highest in six months Meghan McCain to Trump Jr. on 'The View': 'You and your family have hurt a lot of people' Trump Jr. defends father on 'The View': He's 'controversial,' but 'took on the establishment' MORE of "The View" quarreled with her co-hosts about gun regulations Tuesday, saying that she wouldn't live without firearms. 

McCain critiqued a proposal by presidential candidate and former Rep. Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkeO'Rourke says he 'absolutely' plans to stay in politics Krystal Ball: Buttigieg is 'the boomer candidate' Language is a weapon in political warfare — if the media play along MORE (D-Texas) for a mandatory assault weapons buyback, saying, "If you're going to be a gun grabber, you don't get my vote."

Co-host Joy BeharJosephine (Joy) Victoria BeharTrump Jr's 'Triggered' debuts at No. 1 on NY Times bestseller list Trump Jr. visit to 'The View' boosts ratings to highest in six months Krystal Ball credits Gabbard's upswing in 2020 race to 'feckless' Democratic establishment MORE responded by pointing out that former Democratic presidents passed gun control legislation, such as an assault weapons ban passed under former President Clinton. 

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"Democrats, when they're in office, they do do something about guns. So if you keep rooting for Republicans, you're going to get nothing done," she said. 

McCain asserted that taking away assault weapons would cause violence. 

"The AR-15 is by far the most popular gun in America," the conservative panelist said. "If you're talking about going and taking people's guns away from them, there's going to be a lot of violence."

“They lived without them for many years during the ban,” Behar interjected. 

"I'm not living without guns," McCain responded. "It's just that simple."

"What about living without the assault weapons that are killing our children?" questioned co-host Sunny HostinSunny HostinMeghan McCain to Trump Jr. on 'The View': 'You and your family have hurt a lot of people' Clinton: 'I probably came across as too serious' in 2016 election Meghan McCain: Women would be called 'crazy bitches' if they acted like male Trump allies MORE

The exchange followed a mass shooting over the weekend in Odessa, Texas, in which seven people were killed. U.S. gun laws have faced increased scrutiny since a pair of mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, last month left a total of 31 people dead.