On Sunday, during a Fox News segment about the March for Our Lives, the hosts at Fox & Friends criticized the students for calling for gun control and blasted the entire movement because one poster allegedly maligned Sen. Marco Rubio’s (R-FL) religion. One co-host, Pete Hegseth, was so upset with the students that he donated to the National Rifle Association in response.
“They have a right to speak out and they should,” Hegseth said. “But forgive me if I don’t want a lesson on the Second Amendment from a 16-year-old. Forgive me if I don’t want to watch a 9-year-old tell me that her dream is a world without guns.”
“I want a world without Islamists!” the Fox News host exclaimed. “I wish that was true too. It’s just not the case. The reality is the Second Amendment is not about hunting. It’s not about self-defense only. It’s about free people and checks on a tyrannical government in addition to all those other things.”
Hegseth continued: “They shouldn’t be giving me lessons on the Second Amendment. They should be in civics class… I watched that and you know what my reaction was? Honestly? I donated to the NRA this morning.”
“I’m serious!” Hegseth shouted. “We live in a free country where we have a debate about first principles and, to me, that’s one of those first principles, the First Amendment, the right to march and be heard. But just like my right to defend myself and my family and my country with the firearm more or less of my choice.”
Watch the video below from Fox News.