Last night, Sean Hannity reminded viewers repeatedly that yet another school shooting tragedy is not the time to “politicize” the tragedy.
He then went on to repeatedly advocate for the only solution: add an armed gun to every school. Hollywood elites and politicians have armed bodyguards, so good solution for every school in a country, too, right?
Only problem is there was an armed guard at the Texas school where the shooting occurred, and that person was unable to stop it.
Hannity ran his “armed guards in every school” solution by a guest on the show – the mayor of the Town where the shooting occurred. The mayor let him know that there was an armed guard at the school.
“But that was the…” Hannity interrupted, letting the mayor continue without focussing on the fact that there was a guard at the school, or following up to confirm Hannity’s own solution did not work to prevent the very event in his news story. After the comment, for the rest of the show, Hannity went back on script that armed guards are the only solution. We will post a link to the transcript here and precise language after it is available on the Fox News site.*
By the way, there were also armed police surrounding the building for perhaps 40 minutes, who were unable to immediately stop one shooter with a gun.
Meanwhile, gunmakers Sturm Ruger and Smith & Wesson saw their stocks go up after the shooting incident. Which makes sense if investors expect people to buy more guns, which seems to be what Hannity is advocating.
So while Hannity says stop “politicizing” a tragedy, apparently he means stop telling people to restrict guns. But telling them they need more guns is apparently not “politicizing”.
*The moment in the transcript where Hannity stumbles through the fact that his entire solution was proven wrong is listed as “INAUDIBLE” in the Fox News Transcript, but you can watch the video yourself on YouTube here.