The Fox News host and Chris Cox, head of the NRA-ILA, blamed gun violence on foreign policy pursued by Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, his former Secretary of State.
“The truth is, we’re facing a massive problem in this country,” Cox said. “We’re facing a crisis, and the crisis is not over the Second Amendment or guns — the crisis is over the fact that we have radical Islamic terrorists in this country trying to kill as many Americans as they can. So the question becomes, what are we going to do about it? We can go down the path of gun control. They have every gun control law imaginable in California, but it didn’t stop the terrorists in San Bernardino.”
Hannity is often accused of asking “softball” questions to conservative guests, but Thursday night he assumed the role of a prosecutor making all the arguments for his star witness — but in the form of a question.
“Does it anger you that these are the same people that gave guns to drug cartels, kidnappers (and) gangsters in ‘Fast and Furious’?” Hannity asked. “Does it anger you that the same people gave $150 billion to the No. 1 state sponsor of terror, Iran? Does it bother you they gave Mohamed Morsi, a guy that referred to Israelis as descendants of apes and pigs, you know, tanks and F-16s and money? Does it bother you that these are the people that released Gitmo detainees? Because it really bothers me, the level of hypocrisy — because those things that they did are far more dangerous than the average law-abiding citizen having a gun.”
Sean Hannity and the NRA’s executive director focused exclusively on two recent mass shootings committed by Muslims to blame Democrats — and not the gun lobby — for firearms deaths.