The hosts of Fox & Friends asserted on Sunday that mass shootings could be prevented by banning “gun free zones” instead of passing the type gun safety laws that have worked in Australia.
During a segment about the massacre at Umpqua Community College, Fox News host Tucker Carlson praised Donald Trump for blaming the shooting on campus gun bans.
“When there’s a drunk driving accident, you don’t ban cars, you try to prevent drunk people from driving them,” Carlson opined. “The idea that taking guns away from the law abiding will make us safer is insane and childish.”
Co-host Anna Kooiman argued that “the number of guns in American households has actually gone down” as the number of mass shootings increase so guns could not be at fault.
“The other side of the that argument, of course, is — and what people always throw out there — is look at Australia,” co-host Clayton Morris noted. “They have no gun violence, they don’t have guns, citizens aren’t allowed to have guns.”
“They also have no freedom!” Carlson interrupted. “You can go to prison for expressing unpopular views and people do. And in Western Europe by the way. And in Canada. No one ever says that.”
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“Would [the Umpqua shooter] have been going there in the first place if it wasn’t a gun free zone?” Kooiman declared. “That’s why we’re seeing these mass shootings happen. It’s not in places where you know there’s going to be guns.”
The SBS television network explains that Australia’s hate speech laws rarely result in penalties and “no-one ever goes to jail.”
Watch the video below from Fox News, broadcast Oct. 4, 2015.
‘That’s a bombshell, that’s an earthquake’: NBC reporter sounds the alarm on Russia’s latest efforts for Trump
The New York Times broke the story Thursday that Russia is supporting President Donald Trump and is already hacking the 2016 election to help his reelection.
It was something NBC reporter Ken Delanian called a "bombshell."
"It is the worst nightmare of many of my sources in the intelligence world," he said. "It's bad enough to learn that there is classified intelligence that Russia is interfering again and trying to elect Donald Trump. We should be careful about that because it is not clear what it means. Does it mean disinformation on social media, does it mean intercepts that suggest people in the Kremlin are discussing the campaign? That is bad enough, but then the notion that because a briefing of that information was delivered to a bipartisan group of lawmakers, that cost Joe Maguire the job? That is a bombshell."
Chasten Buttigieg says he’s been dealing with people like Rush Limbaugh ‘my entire life’
Mayor Pete Buttigieg's husband Chasten appeared on ABC News, where he was asked about the recent attack on he and his spouse by right-wing radio host Rush Limbaugh.
"They're looking at Mayor Pete, 37-year-old gay guy, mayor of South Bend, loves to kiss his husband on the debate stage," Limbaugh said during his show before Valentine's Day. "And they're saying, OK, how's this going to look, 37-year-old gay guy kissing his husband on stage next to Mr. Man Donald Trump? What's going to happen there?"
"America's still not ready to elect a gay guy kissing his husband on the debate stage president," he said.
Fox News host: Trump shouldn’t suffer any backlash if he pardons Roger Stone
Fox News doesn't think there's anything wrong with pardoning Roger Stone and there shouldn't be any political consequences for excusing the coverup.
The Daily Beast captured anchor Harris Faulkner championing the pardon before Judge Amy Berman Jackson even passed down the sentence.
Co-host Carley Shimkus said that Trump has no choice but to pardon Stone as soon as possible because it's such a “controversial decision.” The closer Trump gets to the November election, the worse it could be for Trump.
Faulkner said it would be in Trump’s “character” to pardon Stone quickly, but because he loves pardons so much. She explained it's his only unilateral power. Typically, presidents wait until the end of their term to pardon friends or controversial people.