Fox News host floats idea of 'Department of Education and Security' instead of gun control
Brian Kilmeade (Fox News/screen grab)

Fox News host Brian Kilmeade argued on Monday that the way to prevent school shootings was for the Department of Education to be more like the Transportation and Security Agency (TSA), which is tasked with keeping firearms out of airports.

During a discussion about the Parkland school shooting on Fox & Friends, co-host Steve Doocy said that the lesson from the incident was that "unstable people should not have access to guns."

"Something needs to happen from both sides to prevent bad people from doing bad things," he remarked. "Who knows? Maybe something will be done to federal background checks because the way it's working right now ain't working."

Co-host Ainsley Earhardt asserted that there needs to more armed security in schools.

Kilmeade noted that while one guard at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland had a gun, a coach who was killed in the mass shooting was not armed.

"I think the one thing that could emerge from this that I think most people would embrace is -- I don't want to set up a TSA for schools but I would like some standardized security for schools, allow and not allow."

"So we could have a Department of Education and Security," he added. "At the same time."

"This school had it all," Doocy replied. "Unfortunately, this shooter at closing time figured out at closing time, they're going to be opening the gates. And I can go in at that time."

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