Trump's "advisor" tells him to flood streets with 'gun volunteers' to make us safe (VIDEO)
President Donald Trump and Fox News' Sean Hannity have a very special relationship. Many who watch their interactions together even think Hannity is the 'unofficial chief of staff' to the president.
Given that Trump watches Fox News everyday and constantly calls into their show or retweets news that they discuss on television, it's fair to say that if Hannity's talking about it, he has the presidents ear.
On Monday, Hannity wanted the president to consider an all out increase in the amount of guns on the streets, saying that volunteers could do it.
“They should be on every floor of every school,” Hannity said. “We could do that with stores. We could do that in malls. We can do that pretty much anywhere the public is.”
Hannity's ingenious plan would have armed ex-cops and retired military personnel working their own hours and showing up on their own time, in exchange for not paying state or federal income taxes. He think that would be enough to get volunteers in the streets all over the country.
He wants to do it "everywhere" not just in schools or malls.
He was quickly criticized for this because his plan would closely resemble a police state.
Of course, more guns solving a gun violence problem is kind of what created the problem in the first place. Countries that limit gun ownership or have sensible gun control laws see marked declines in the amount of violence. It's really a numbers game.
Former Vice President Joe Biden wants to do the exact opposite of what Sean Hannity is advocating for if he becomes president. He wants to initiate a national gun buyback program, a measure Democrats have been calling on for years. This is the NRA's worst nightmare.
"So to gun owners out there who say 'Well, a Biden administration means they will come for my guns'?" CNN anchor Anderson Cooper asked him on Monday.
"Bingo, you’re right if you have an assault weapon," Biden replied. "The fact of the matter is they should be illegal, period. Look, the Second Amendment doesn’t say you can’t restrict the kinds of weapons people can own. You can't buy a bazooka or a flamethrower."