Jon Stewart Shines a Light on NRA Crazy, Finds Lots

Posted: 09/30/2011 in Activism, Capitalism, Jon Stewart, Justice, Obama, Politics, United States, Violence

Me on the issues: Gun Control? Pro. If I were to make a list of things I would like my government to do, Make it harder for us to kill each other would be pretty near the top. Pro-Gun people will scoff at this. There is the, “What if someone breaks into your house?” argument and the argument that guns prevent crime. Not in Mexico, they don’t. Guns are super sad, I don’t believe my Constitution gives me the right to one, and I feel compelled to live the way I want to live, not how I imagine society forcing me to live. I don’t want to shoot people or other things. I’d prefer that people and other things not be shot.

Naturally, I like to imagine that people who disagree with me don’t know what the hell they’re talking about and are probably a little crazy. But then the educated side of my brain says no, it’s important to listen to other points of view and weigh their merit, consider context, motivation, and objective, etc… Write an essay about it. Yawn.

This clip from “The Daily Show,” however, really makes the crazy just pop. A quote, to get into it: “Barack Obama has been good to the NRA, but if you want to take away [NRA CEO] Wayne LaPierre’s preconceived narrative, you’ll have to pry it from his cold dead hands.”

"The Daily Show" September 29th, 2011.

  1. julie says:

    This reminds me of that saying ‘the more things change, the more they remain the same.’ I had these very same thoughts when I was growing up – I remember seeing in a text book an NRA cartoon ‘guns don’t kill people. People kill people’ and thinking back then, as a child, how incredibly stupid that saying was.

    We likely often would be shocked to know who is carrying a gun. I know I was when a mother of one of your contemporaries pulled a little weapon out of her purse one day when we were waiting for you all in art class – for protection she said…

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