WATCH: Sean Hannity Tells Protesters to Leave The Guns at Home
Over the past few weeks, there have been a number of protests outside of state capitol buildings. The demonstrations have targeted stay at home orders issued to combat COVID-19. A number of the protesters have carried semi-automatic weapons in states that allow them to do so in public.
Fox News and its hosts have been overwhelmingly supportive of these protests. For Sean Hannity, however, the demonstrators carrying weapons are going a bit too far. Hannity thinks that the guns ensure that the protester’s “message” won’t be heard by public officials.
The host told his viewers:
“I’m the number one supporter in radio and television that I know of — First Amendment and the Second Amendment. Now, no one is a bigger defender of the Second Amendment than yours truly. Everyone has the right to protest, protect themselves, and try to get the country open. This with the militia look here and these long guns, uh, no. Show of force is dangerous. That puts our police at risk. And by the way, your message will never be heard, whoever you people are. No one should be attempting to intimidate officials with a show of force. And God forbid something happens, they’re going to go after all of us law-abiding Second Amendment people.”
After guest Dan Bongino told Hannity he didn’t necessarily agree with his take, the host replied, “Nobody’s gonna hear them, Dan… You don’t need to show force like this! They could do concealed carry, Dan, if they’re worried about their safety, this is to intimidate.”
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of Fox News:
Hannity comes out against armed protests: This with the militia look here and these long guns uhhh no. Show of force is dangerous. That puts our police at risk… No one should be attempting to intimidate officials with a show of force pic.twitter.com/glWU0uaEio
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) May 5, 2020