MSNBC Host Hugh Hewitt Proposes ‘No More Trench Coats’ After Santa Fe Shooting


Conservative commentator Hugh Hewitt on Monday proposed that schools ban trench coats to help combat potential gun violence in classrooms.

Hewitt made the comment Monday on Salem Radio Network’s The Hugh Hewitt Show, just days after a school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas claimed the lives of ten people. The alleged gunman in that massacre was reportedly wearing a trench coat just before he opened fire.

Hewitt rightly pointed out on Monday’s program that the gunman reportedly did not use a so-called assault rifle with a high-capacity magazine to make the point that the Left’s calls for gun control would not have had an impact in this particular case.

“They are not saying this killer, who we should not name, used shotgun and pistol, not any kind of high-caliber repeating weapon, not a semi-automatic weapon. In many ways, this spanner thrown into their rhetoric of people who believe in universal background checks, wouldn’t have had any impact on this. On magazines, wouldn’t have had any impact on this. At close range, we discovered shotguns are as lethal,” Hewitt said.

“Point being,” Hewitt added, “this is about identifying and segregating individuals away from guns who are not in the position to own them with due process protection.” The conservative radio show host then suggested that perhaps one way of doing that is to ban trench coats.

“To the teachers and administrators out there, the trench coat is kind of a giveaway. You might just say, ‘No more trench coats.’ The creepy people, make a list, check it twice,” Hewitt said.

(H/T: Media Matters)

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