Several Fox News hosts responded to a terrorist attack in Paris on Wednesday by advising Americans to buy more guns.
After gunmen killed 12 people at a satirical French magazine that had published caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad, Fox News host Eric Bolling lamented that the New York City Police Department (NYPD) had been ordered to reform its “stop and frisk” policy over concerns about racial profiling.
“You’re taking a law enforcement tool out of their hands,” he said. “In New York, one of the first things Mayor de Blasio did here is he said we’re going to pull stop and frisk. In deference to the Fourth Amendment — unreasonable searches and seizures — they said it was unreasonable to profile African-Americans or anyone for that matter… Point is, why are we pulling law enforcement tools out of their hands?”
“There’s been a serious push from the left saying let’s not over-militarize our cops. That should put an end to that discussion right now. We should over-militarize, we should continue to do that.”
Co-host Kennedy Montgomery worried, however, that Bolling was calling for a “police state.”
“I think that cops should have all sorts of tools and technology, but they shouldn’t see us as the enemy,” she insisted. “We are not the people they’re hunting or combating. That’s the difference between the military and the police.”
“But we are being hunted,” co-host Harris Faulkner said. “These guys make it very clear when they entered that newspaper’s offices, we are being hunted. So, how would you like for us to be protected?”
“I think that the best thing Americans can do is arm themselves,” Montgomery argued.
“Me too!” Bolling exclaimed.
“Can we do a high five?” Fox News host Shannon Bream asked, prompting Montgomery to make a high five motion in the air.
“But you can’t do that in the city,” Bolling complained.
“New York cops, I don’t feel like they look at me as the enemy,” Montgomery opined.
“Kennedy, you’re not a bad guy though,” Bolling remarked. “If I’m a bad guy, I see a heavily-armed cop on the corner, I may decide not to do the bad thing I was thinking about doing.”
Bream pointed out that all of the gunmen in Paris attack were wearing masks so it was too early to make assumptions about what color they were.
“What if they didn’t look like typical bad guys?” she noted.
Watch the video below from Fox News’ Out Numbered, broadcast Jan. 7, 2015.
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