Hugh Hewitt Floats Trench Coat Ban After Santa Fe High School Shooting

Michael Barbaro, New York Times reporter and host of The Daily podcast, called out MSNBC contributor Hugh Hewitt and the network itself over newly revealed ties between the radio host and embattled EPA Chief Scott Pruitt.

Talk show host and MSBNC personality Hugh Hewitt took time Monday to discuss the Santa Fe High School shooting and floated the idea of banning trench coats in schools.

He stressed the left’s go-to gun controls would not have done anything to prevent the attacker from using a .38 revolver and a shotgun to kill ten students. The Santa Fe High School attacker hid the shotgun under his trench coat in order to get it into the school and Hewitt reacted to this news by stressing that school personnel must work to identify possible shooters–based on their behavior, dress, and social media posts–going forward.

The Hill quoted Hewitt saying, “This is about identifying and segregating individuals away from guns who are not in the position to own them with due process protection.” He added, “To the teachers and administrators out there, the trench coat is kind of a giveaway. You might just say no more trench coats. The creepy people, make a list, check it twice.”

Hewitt believes the Santa Fe High suspect must have displayed some sort of “pattern” leading up the actual shooting, He said, “There’s a pattern, pattern recognition is important here. And people need to put down the rhetoric and pick up the study. And read, listen, pray, think, not just shout. That’s the easiest thing to do, just to shout.”

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News, the host of the Breitbart podcast Bullets with AWR Hawkins, and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at Sign up to get Down Range at


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