After Florida school shooting, Fox analyst says AR-15s can be stopped "with a slingshot if you know how to use it"

After Florida school shooting, Fox analyst says AR-15s can be stopped "with a slingshot if you know how to use it"

Andrew Napolitano: "You could stop a person with an [AR-15] with a slingshot if you know how to use it"

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From the February 15 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:

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ANDREW NAPOLITANO: But the more thing is this is not a time in tragedy to be redebating the Second Amendment. I mean, the right to keep and bear arms is as natural a right as the right to speak and the right to worship or the right not to worship. My suggestion is the Israeli model. Not all the teachers are armed but all the teachers -- the culture is different, I know that. All the teachers have been in the IDF, the Israeli Defense Forces, every adult, except for certain religious groups, spends time there. In that time period they are trained and select teachers, quietly, not ostentatiously, are armed and quietly trained. You can't just carry a gun. You have to practice with it every week. 

STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): Like the pilot program for airlines.

NAPOLITANO: Correct. And guess how many of these school shootings they have in Israel? 

AINSLEY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): Right.

NAPOLITANO: Zero.

EARHARDT: Judge, we're all for -- I am at least all for less government. But when you see this shooting in Las Vegas, Sandy Hook where all the kids were killed. This shooting, the shooter was using an AR-15 in all three of those cases, correct? Is that right?

NAPOLITANO: Yes. It's a very powerful weapon. I know this weapon. It's the civilian version of an M-16. It's very, very powerful. But you could stop a person with an AR-16 with a slingshot if you know how to use it.

DOOCY: Sure.

Previously:

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