- The Washington Times - Monday, April 7, 2014

Frequent Fox News guest Juan Williams reacted to the most recent Fort Hood shooting that left four dead and several more wounded with a rally to go gun free across the entire United States of America.

Mr. Williams made the statement in context of discussing possible solutions to Fort Hood-type shootings from occurring again. Host Eric Bolling first listed a number of high-profile shootings over the past two years that have been committed by gunmen with mental problems, including Army Spc. Ivan Lopez on this most recent Fort Hood attack.


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Mr. Bolling then turned to Jonathan Hoenig, another panelist, to comment.

“Well Eric, those tragedies don’t come about because of the availability of guns but because of the mental health of a couple of real monsters,” Mr. Hoenig said, Breitbart reported. “I mean, no one goes on a killing rampage because there’s a gun around. They go on it because they’re seriously disturbed, seriously deranged people.”

The panelists also discussed the notion of “gun-free zones” and debated whether these declared areas helped or hurt efforts to quell violent crimes. As Mr. Bolling said, the Sandy Hook Elementary and Fort Hood shootings — as well as the 2012 shooting at the Aurora movie theater in Colorado that left a dozen dead — all took place in gun-free zones.

Mr. Bolling to Mr. Williams: “Is it time to stop with the gun-free zones?

Mr. Williams replied, Breitbart reported: “No, I think we need America to be a gun-free zone … and I’m amused that you guys are so quick to run away from the easy availability of guns as having some responsibility in all of these tragedies.”