Former Fox News anchor and current podcast host Megyn Kelly, who has a nine-year-old child of her own, fired back at calls from gun control advocates after the Nashville school shooting in which three nine-year-olds were murdered.
A 28-year-old woman who identified as a transgender man murdered three students and three adults on Monday at The Covenant School.
President Biden used the incident to further his calls for gun control as well as criticizing Republicans, snapping, “Those children should all be with us still. … Everybody thinks somehow the Second Amendment is absolute! You’re not allowed to go out and own an automatic weapon. You’re not allowed to own a machine gun. You’re not allowed to own a flamethrower. You’re not allowed to own so many other things. Why in God’s name do we allow these weapons in our streets and at our schools? … I want you to know who isn’t doing it [supporting gun control], who isn’t helping, to put pressure on them.”
“Three nine-year-olds were shot down yesterday by one sick person in addition to the three school administrators,” Kelly began on her SiriusXM radio program.
“There’s something wrong with our society, and I for one am f***ing sick of the knee jerk — ‘It’s the guns. Get the guns,’” she declared. “We have 330 million guns, maybe over 400 million by some counts in America. They’re not going away. We could do an assault weapons ban tomorrow. They’re not going away. All right? We have to take a serious, honest look at what’s wrong with us.”
“We can take a look at what’s going on in the case of this particular woman — trans person, she’s a biological woman — and figure out what made this person crack,” she surmised. “But we go through this every time. We try to figure out the issues that led to this person to do it or that person to do it, and then we change nothing. Okay? We change nothing.”
Kelly then segued to the proactive approach she thought should be taken vis-à-vis mass shootings: “And I realize it’s a big country and it’s a free country and you’re never gonna be able to stop them all. But that shouldn’t lead to just the constant shoulder shrugs. I for one, think we really need to take a hard look at, yes, mental health, and also institutionalization. Institutionalization. We need to make it easier to civilly commit people who are showing signs, red flags, that they may be the next school shooter.”
“I don’t know whether they were present in this case; the police haven’t released that; we’ll find out more in the days to come,” she concluded.