Fox News host Sean Hannity touted his mixed martial arts (MMA) training as his defense against mass shooters after learning about a shooting in Lewiston, Maine on Wednesday that left several people dead.
“I always ask the question, when something like this happens, what is your plan? What do you do? I have a personal security plan,” Hannity said. “I train in mixed martial arts. I’ve been a big believer in the Second Amendment for a long time, with the prayer that I would never have to use it. “
At least 18 people are dead and13 more were injured in mass shootings at two businesses in Lewiston, Maine, according to authorities. The suspect, Robert Card, 40, remains at large. Card was trained as a firearms instructor at a U.S. Army Reserve.
“I can literally probably count the seconds before an incident like this becomes politicized and that part of it I never like, because that’s not going to bring back lives,” Hannity said.
Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley told Hannity that leaders must get “serious about law and order” when asked about the underlying cause of mass shootings.
“That means we need to defund sanctuary cities,” Haley continued. “That means we need to acknowledge the cancer in America that is mental health.”