(National Sentinel) Guns, Controlled: On his Thursday evening Fox News program, host Sean Hannity and discussed the Broward County, Fla., school shooting and said it’s hard to understand how it’s possible to secure the Oscars but not our nation’s schools.
Appearing with guests Geraldo Rivera, a Fox News correspondent, and former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino of Conservative Review TV, the subject then turned to gun control, and the exchange became more heated.
“I was a cop,” Bongino began. “When I used to sit in this cell, sometimes I would talk to the criminals we arrested on gun crimes.
“America, are you listening to me? Criminals don’t care. They don’t give a damn about your gun laws,” Bongino said. “As a matter of fact, they love your gun laws. You know why? They get to prey on a bunch of innocent sheep out there.”
“I’m not disputing Geraldo’s authenticity here,” he noted further. “I’m simply suggesting the solution he presents is an irrational one that — we both agree, Geraldo, this kid should have never been in possession of firearms. I’m simply saying your solution will not work. It’s entirely irrational.”
Rivera, who is liberal, has always advocated for more gun control. But he changed his tact after Bongino spoke.
“I’m not going back to guns here,” he said. “I have five kids. I’ve got a 12-year-old who is in high school. I want her protected the way my money is protected in the bank,” Rivera added.
“I want her protected the way we are when we go into airports. I want our most — we always say what’s your most precious possession? My most precious possession[s] are my children. We always say that. Let’s put our money where our mouths are,” he continued.
Hannity agreed, adding that if its possible to secure Hollywood stars at the Oscars it should be possible to secure our children at school.
“At the end of the day, we all agree on that point. And you can’t tell me that if we can secure the airport, secure our planes, secure the Oscar’s red carpet and everybody else that wants security, that we can’t do it for our kids,” Hannity concluded. “That’s a must.”
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