Friday, June 6, 2014

Jon Stewart mocks the gun nuts

Posted By on Fri, Jun 6, 2014 at 8:10 AM


It was custom-made for the Daily Show's Jon Stewart  Texas gun nuts intimidating restaurants with group displays of semi-automatic rifles. The NRA criticizing. The gun nuts going ballistic, The NRA backing down.

The absurdist comedy, as summarized by Talking Points Memo:

"Wow. Everyone's scared of gun nuts — even other gun nuts," he said.

But there's a serious point, he noted. How do you know who's the "good guy with the gun" and who's the bad guy?.

We are at the intersection of Open Carry Road and ‘Stand Your Ground’ Place. Here's where we are. So what the f*ck are we supposed to do now? According to the NRA’s basic principles, you have a right to carry a weapon that may cause a reasonable person to believe they are in danger of great bodily injury. And they have a right, if they feel that way, to respond with deadly force. It’s a perpetual violence machine. It’s ‘Gunfight at the Golden Corral.’

ALSO: The Daily Show provides some 2nd Amendment "dos and don'ts."

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