The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart rips ‘paranoid’ gun advocates

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The Daily Show's Jon Stewart holding a plastic gun on Tuesday's show.
The Daily Show's Jon Stewart holding a plastic gun on Tuesday's show.

Daily Show host Jon Stewart railed against the opposition to meaningful gun control. “Finally, everyone from the NRA to the Marin County Kumbaya Patrol, is ready to talk about gun violence–although, to be fair, the Kumbaya Patrol has been ready for quite time now,” he said on Tuesday’s show.

The Comedy Central host slammed right-wing conservatives for blaming “non-gun causes of gun violence” after recent shootings; he showed clips of pro-gun pundits blaming video games, Hollywood and even personal sin instead of discussing ways to address gun violence directly.

He compared the gun control issue to drunk driving, pointing out the decline of these deadly vehicular incidents and arguing that the same change can be made to the gun culture through tighter and better enforcement of laws.

To Stewart, the root of the problem is Americans being afraid the government will take away their firearms, noting Alex Jones’ epic pro-gun rant.

“Now I see what’s happening,” Stewart said. “So this is what it is. Their paranoid fear of a possible dystopic future prevents us from addressing our actual dystopic present.”

The Daily Show's Jon Stewart rips 'paranoid' gun advocates

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