Fox News guest wants to use ‘mantraps’ instead of gun control to prevent shootings

A Fox News guest’s solution to school shootings gets comparisons from Wile E. Coyote.

During an episode of “Hannity” on Tuesday, former New York Police Department detective Pat Brosnan said schools should set “mantraps” to catch would-be shooters. Brosnan’s suggestion came after at least 19 children and two teachers were killed in a mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas.

“Man traps, a series of interlocking doors at the entrance to the school that are triggered by a trip wire. The tripwire can be a gunshot, broken glass, a manual switch thrown by the school employee and it traps the shooter like a rat,” Brosnan said.

You can watch a clip of Brosnan’s appearance below:

According to his LinkedIn page, Brosnan received the New York State Police Department of the Year award in 1991. He has been a guest on Fox News for more than two decades and has suggested mantraps as a method of catching school shooters in the past.

“You have to be able to trap these guys in compartments when they come into the school when they elicit certain behaviors,” Brosnan told Fox News host Neil Cavuto during coverage of the high school shooting. Santa Fe which left eight students and two teachers dead in Santa Fe, Texas in 2018. “That’s the key, I’m a big fan of it.”

After a mass shooting in San Jose, California in 2021, Brosnan told Fox News viewers that the COVID-19 vaccine would be responsible for an increase in mass shootings.

“…Once Covid starts to pick up, these loose shooters will come out exactly in tandem with the number of vaccinations,” Brosnan said in 2021 by Insider. “You can be sure they were probably vaccinated. They were just afraid to go out.

Brosnan’s latest remarks drew criticism from a number of Twitter users:


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