On Saturday, the last day of Passover, a man opened fire at San Diego’s Chabad of Poway. Two days following the tragedy, Fox & Friends’ Brian Kilmeade proposed that worshippers be armed to protect themselves.
“I just think that all churches and synagogues, mosques, you have to have somebody in there that's armed these days. Everyone is pointed towards the altar or whatever you worship, and you’re sitting ducks for slaughter,” Kilmeade said, according to The Daily Beast.
Speaking directly to police officers, detectives, and FBI agents who attend places of worship, he said: “I think you have to go ready to defend yourself, ready to defend the congregation who are going there to—for solace.”
In response, Ainsley Earhardt showed her distaste for metal detectors in churches. Yet Kilmeade continued: “these cowards don’t want to get shot back at,” he said. “They want to slaughter you. They don’t want to get in a fight. They just want to kill. So they have to know when they’re coming in, wherever they are going to go, they are going to get shot if they try it. So maybe it’ll discourage the next one.”
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