"View" co-host Sherri Shepherd appeared on Wednesday's "Fox & Friends" and told the hosts why she planned on purchasing a gun.
Last month, the alarm system in Shepherd's house went off in the middle of the night. Shepherd was so freaked out that she decided to purchase a gun.
"We have two dogs and they didn't bark," Shepherd said to the "Fox & Friends" hosts. "And immediately my husband jumped out of bed and ran downstairs. And I ran to my son Jeffrey's room. And I never wanted a gun in my house but the sight of my son laying there saying, 'Mommy I'm scared.' That's when you realize all you got is a wicker trash basket between me and anybody that comes in this room. And it was a scary thought."
Shepherd told the same story on "The View" the day after her alarm went off. Co-hosts Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Whoopi Goldberg seemed to understand her decision, but co-host Barbara Walters had a different opinion.
"I don't have a house. I have an apartment so I have a different set up," Walters said. "But it scares me, what you're talking about. Because when you have a gun, the tendency is to use it and sometimes you use it in the wrong way."
"Fox & Friends" co-host Brian Kilmeade asked Shepherd if Walters' reasoning scared her away from purchasing a firearm.
"No, it didn't scare me at all because I say that people who say that have never been in the situation of needing to defend their family," Shepherd said.
She added that she planned to keep the gun locked in a case and learn how to use the firearm at a shooting range. Shepherd did not further discuss why the alarm actually went off in her house and if there was an intruder inside.
Watch the "Fox & Friends" segment in the video above and "The View" segment in the clip below.