Fox News’ Pete Hegseth Applauds High Schooler’s ‘Courage’ For Organizing Pro-Gun Walkout


Last Friday, over 70 students at a Florida high school participated in a walkout to show support for the Second Amendment. The Rockledge High School walkout supporting gun rights came a couple of weeks after students at the school at the school walked out of class in solidarity with the Parkland victims and survivors.

One of the organizers of the pro-gun walkout, high school sophomore Chloe Deaton, appeared on Fox & Friends this weekend. And host Pete Hegseth was very impressed with both her and the protest she helped organize.

Deaton told the hosts that she and other students decided on their walkout after the previous one regarding the Parkland shooting “turned political” as it was supportive of gun control. “Personally, I don’t believe that gun control is the best idea,” she noted.

Hegseth interjected, letting Deaton know that 75 students walking out weren’t a “small group” and that her basic argument is the “Second Amendment isn’t political — it’s constitutional.”

Deaton also told the hosts that she took a big risk organizing the event as it took a lot of work to get the school to approve the walkout. She stated that eventually, the school administration did support the students and was there during the event.

When asked what she felt the solution was to school shootings, Deaton brought up arming teachers, leading Hegseth to point out that this was an argument President Donald Trump has made. After highlighting the pro-gun walkout was for 19 minutes to honor the 17 victims of the Parkland shooting and the Second Amendment, Hegseth then ended the segment on this note:

“Thank you for the courage for doing something that administrators are not going to support initially. And if you don’t have the courage to do it, it wouldn’t have happened. You’re setting an example for a lot of great high schoolers.”

Good to hear that Fox News opinion hosts are extremely supportive of high school students protesting and engaging in political and social activism.

Watch the clip above, via Fox News.

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