On Sunday’s AM Joy, the show’s panel of former Republicans joined far-left host Joy Reid in freaking out over the idea of encouraging some school teachers to carry concealed weapons to combat attacks on schools with faux Republican Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin calling it President Donald Trump’s “dumbest idea,” Michelle Bernard fretting that teachers will shoot black students, and former Republican Kurt Bardella excoriating NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch as a “paid mercenary” who “has no soul,” and is displaying “idiocy.”

They seemed oblivious to the fact that a significant number of schools already have teachers who are trained to use guns and bring them to school in a number of states, including Texas.

In a segment that aired at 10:27 a.m. Eastern, Rubin declared that “This is the dumbest idea of many dumb ideas Trump has had,” and predicted that police officers would shoot teachers if an attack happened — as if the teachers would not have the sense to put their guns away when they see and hear the police arriving.

Additionally, host Joy Reid oddly predicted that “if you put metal detectors up, former students would know they can just walk through the metal detectors with no gun and acquire their weapons in school inside the building,” inspiring nods of agreement and looks of amusement from her panel members.


As heard on The Hagmann Report