Fox News On Paris Shooting: Best Thing We Can Do Is Arm Ourselves

Justin Streight

A number of Fox News' hosts chimed in on the Paris terrorist attack. The discussion quickly moved to police policy and gun ownership. Their conclusions: police need to be over-militarized, and/or Americans should arm themselves.

The massacre in Paris shocked the world. As Time Magazine reports, three men stormed into the offices for the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, killing 12 employees in cold blood and shouting "Allahu Akbar" meaning "God is great." Charlie Hebdo was known for printing satirical comics featuring the Prophet Muhammad.

Fox News reported the story, while wondering what we can do here in America to prevent a similar incident. According to Raw Story, Fox News host Eric Bolling wondered if it was time to bring heavily armed police forces back to the streets of New York, just as a display of force.

"There's been a serious push from the left saying let's not over-militarize our cops. That should put an end to that discussion right now. We should over-militarize, we should continue to do that."

When pressed with the question, "how would you like for us to be protected?" Montgomery answered back like a Fox News pro.

"I think that the best thing Americans can do is arm themselves."

Other sections of Fox News took the opportunity to address President Obama's reaction to the Paris attack. Gretchen Carlson in her private My Take segment accused the president of avoiding calling the attack "terrorism."

"It is what it is. It, meaning terrorism. Terrorism is what it is. So why does the administration continue to have such a problem telling the American people and the rest of the world just that? Is that a disservice to all of us? In some way giving us a false sense of security? That since our own leaders don't see any of these attacks as terrorism right away, neither should we?"

Mother Jones compared the Fox News critique over the Paris attack to its outrage over the Benghazi attacks.

[Image via Fox News]

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