Fox’s Brian Kilmeade calls for armed worshipers after California synagogue mass shooting

Kilmeade: "I think you have to go ready to defend yourself, ready to defend the congregation who are going there."

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From the April 29 edition of Fox News’ Fox & Friends:

BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): 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. And sadly there’s all these volunteers who will show up and they do great things for the congregation, whether they’re deacons or whether they’re collections, I know you guys volunteer in the church. Some – there’s cops and detectives and FBI agents who all attend church. I think you have to go ready to defend yourself, ready to defend the congregation who are going there to – for solace. Instead they got to make sure they’re not becoming the next victim.

AINSLEY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): You go to some of these big churches, Times Square church, you’ve got a Hillsong church here in the city. You have to have your bag checked, you have to go through security, you have to go through a metal detector. Can you believe this the conversation now? My grandparents would be rolling over in their grave. This is where we are nowadays here in America. You can’t go to church without worrying now. 

STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): Unbelievable. 

KILMEADE: Right, but these cowards don’t want to get shot back at. 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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