Fox News' Newt Gingrich uses ongoing mass shooting in Maine to push less restrictive gun laws

Gingrich: “We have to have a greater ability for our citizens to protect themselves”

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Citation From the October 25, 2023, edition of Fox News' Hannity

NEWT GINGRICH (GUEST): Well, I mean, first of all it's horrible. And I think that we're going to have to really think through a better method of protecting people. Frankly, in states that have conceal carry and other permits, constitutional carry permits, you have a much more rapid response to these kind of people who are crazy. And we have no idea what this person's motivation was, but I think we have to assume, as we move forward, that people -- and by the way, this also applies to what happened in Israel when Hamas attacked.

We have to have a greater ability for our citizens to protect themselves because it's clear that law enforcement comes in after the massacre. But law enforcement's almost never there to stop the massacre. This has been true in Europe, it's been true here, it's been true in Israel. So I think we have to think through a whole new strategy because these kind of people are extraordinarily dangerous, are willing to kill others, have no sense of decency and frankly you have to stop them as early as possible to minimize the loss of individual lives. 

SEAN HANNITY (HOST): Hundred percent.