Fox host Tucker Carlson wasn't happy with his own network's report on gun safety which instructed parents to be sure to ask if guns were secure while visiting other people's homes with their children.
“The point of that package was, guns are scary, gun owners are a threat to you and your children,” Carlson said. “And the truth is, while a child’s death is the worst tragedy imaginable, far more children died last year drowning in their bathtubs than were killed accidentally by guns.”
“So, I would like to see a package on, do you have a bathtub at home? Because I need to know that before I send my child over to your house,” he said. “A little perspective might be helpful.”
Co-host Clayton Morris noted that Fox & Friends had covered swimming pool safety, but Carlson was focused on bathtubs.
“How about bathtub safety?” Carlson asked
“Well, that’s a great question too,” Morris responded.
“Take a look at the places with the highest levels of gun ownership, they're also the safest places,” Carlson declared.
“You’re not going to get hurt in Maine or Wyoming or Vermont, right?”
“If somebody asked me — the fact that 93 percent of people don’t mind if you ask them if they have a firearm at home — I find that a very private question,” Carlson said. “It’s something the government wants to know because they would like to disarm you. Because it’s something that I’m not comfortable talking about with other people. And I would be offended by that question.”