Stand up to the Media
Sean has spent a lot of time over the last few weeks leading the charge to protect Americans right to bear arms and, late last week, he praised Putnam county officials in New York who’re standing up to the liberal media’s requests for more information on those with gun licenses. Recently, Sean was joined by Putnam County Executive Mary Ellen O’Dell and County Clerk Dennis Sant to discuss the county’s refusal to grant The Journal News’ requests for all those who hold gun licenses within the county. “Our first reaction is that this request was a huge invasion of privacy,” explained O’Dell, “We realized there would be way too much exposure.” “Ultimately, we’re trying to keep people out of harm’s way,” added Sant, “We’re hearing from non-gun owners as well as gun owners who are proud that we’ve done this.” “This was a very brave decision,” praised Hannity, “It was also the right one, very nice job.” The liberal media is quick to “expose” gun owners and try to paint them as right-wing extremists but, as County Clerk Sant reminded us during the interview with Sean, there are countless gun permit holders who have serious restraining orders against potential harm doers and are in hiding. Now, because of the ignorance of The Journal News and other media outlets, those people are clinging to the one peace they have to protect themselves from harm’s way, namely their gun. For more and to watch Sean’s interview with O’Dell and Sant, click here.
Conservative author Ann Coulter joined Sean to discuss the latest goings on with gun control in the United States. “You’ve been critical of the NRA and their communication of the issue,” began Hannity, “Can you explain more about that?” “Yes,” plainly answered Coulter, “Of course, I support the NRA, but we stop mass shootings by increasing state’s conceal and carry policies and we also need much more aggressive rights to commit those with mental illness, something the left will never do.” “Everybody’s got to give some here,” a frustrated Coulter continued, “If we’re going to have background checks and make it incredibly difficult to buy a gun in America and responsible gun owners have given quite a bit over the years so how about we get the NY Times and the ACLU give just a little bit in the ability to commit crazy people.” New York Governor Mario Cuomo has alluded to a potential agreement that will bring among the toughest legislation in the country but, as Sean mentioned in the program, it seems that the world is focused on the wrong thing. For more on New York’s proposed legislation, click here.
Let Congress Do Their Jobs!
Fox News contributor Charles Payne and Dean Baker, the founder of W Street came on Monday’s show to discuss the future of the American economy and the debate around the debt ceiling. “If we don’t have the debt ceiling extended we would default on our debt,” bluntly argued Baker on the question of whether we should raise the debt ceiling, “That’s a really really bad thing.” “Here’s the thing, the fiscal cliff was not the right time to discuss spending cuts and now this isn’t the right time,” offered Payne, “In some respects you wonder what it will take for this administration to knock some sense into this situation.” “There is a very serious ticking time bomb here,” continued Payne, “And at some point this will need to be defused.” “President Obama spent 2006 blaming President Bush and attacking his spending,” a frustrated Hannity ended, “These policies are certainly inconsistent with that philosophy.” The President, emboldened by his November election, feels he can tell the US Congress that there will be “no negotiating” on the raising of the debt ceiling and that he won’t allow Congress to “hold a gun to the heads of the American people” but the reality is that Washington’s out of control spending is more dangerous than any debt ceiling negotiation. For more on President Obama’s remarks today, click here.
Ann Hart Coulter (born December 8, 1961) is an American social and political commentator , best-selling author , and syndicated columnist . She frequently appears on television, radio, and as a speaker at public and private events. Well-known for her conservative political opinions and the controversial ways in which she defends them, Coulter has described herself as a polemicist who likes to "stir up the pot" and, unlike "broadcasters," does not "pretend to be impartial or balanced."