Friday, December 11, 2015

The Daily Show's brilliant take on the "good guy with a gun" argument is not to be missed.

I LOVED this last night, and I have to admit it was one of the first times that I really did not miss Jon Stewart and his stable of correspondents.

Jordan Klepper nailed this.


  1. Anonymous6:21 PM

    The more I see of Trevor Noah and Jordan Klepper, the more I like them.

  2. Crystal Sage6:32 PM

    I suppose it's too much to ask that this video be shown at all gun licensing places, or gun shows, or classrooms, or ... The NRA would not allow it. Neither would all those ammosexuals who like to jerk off to their hero-with-a-gun fantasies.

  3. Anonymous7:14 PM

    Truly terrifying that the 2nd amendment would splinter sanity in the good ole US of A.

  4. Anonymous7:18 PM

    I am a sportsman,and I have guns. This is an excellent video.I am not an NRA member by my choice.

    1. Anonymous7:45 PM

      You can be a gun owner and not have a hero complex.

  5. Anonymous7:55 PM

    Armed 'Three Percenters' Movement Now Confronting Muslim Americans

    "We will interfere with every move they (Muslims) make towards taking over our country."

    ...Followers appear to consist mainly of white, male, conservative gun owners who believe the nation has been pushed to a tipping point by socialists in government aiming to disarm them, strip their constitutional rights and take their property, according to groups that track anti-government movements.

  6. Anonymous10:17 PM

    I enjoyed this video. I seriously wondered how much training I would need if hypothetically I bought a gun to be armed as a good guy to be an excellent shot. With humour this video provided more information.

    OT I still get chills that the San Bernadino attackers murdered people Farook worked with. The victims never had a suspicion. That is terrorism at it's finest.

  7. Almost too hard to put into words. My husband, a career infantry officer, airborne ranger who volunteered to serve with LRRPS with III Corps in Vietnam, would not allow a gun in our home, because he knew the destruction they caused, even though the eventual cost to him personally did not become apparent for years.

    He told me of the intense rush that came with killing. Then the mind-numbing reality when he had the opportunity to search a body for potential intel, only to find photos of the dead man's family.

    For him, the price was the life of our second child, born with multiple birth defects, and ultimately his own body and brain, which survived the continuous combat action of the Vietnam war, to be lost years later to frontal temporal and vascular dementia, brittle diabetes, neuropathy, et al. VA has admitted service connection with a total of 160% disability. The defoliant Agent Orange is to blame.

    Take away from this: The American people, as a nation, have encouraged, supported, and enabled gun violence, and meddling in cultures all over the world, without reason or mercy.

    The 2nd amendment made sense at the time it was put into words, but its meaning has been warped beyond recognition. Even so, in a real sense, we are reaping what we sowed.

    Our nation has made a name for itself as a bully to the whole world. Even nations whose people long to come here for educational and economic opportunities despise the US for its lack of a moral compass.

    Guns are useful tools, but most of us don't need one. If the USA is to survive as a nation, we must reverse our fanatical worship of gun-toting supremacy. Pray that it's not too late.

    1. My sympathy and heartfelt agreement with your post. My husband died from Nodular Melanoma, also agent orange related.

    2. Anonymous7:13 AM

      Oh Jude, this makes me cry. I am so sorry for you and your family. I lived through that ugly war. I was young but lived it every day. I knew several guys that were affected by and died from Agent Orange, you know, that stuff that didn't exist, then when it did exist, it was totally safe.

      I knew way too many lives destroyed, literally ripped apart. For what? I never could answer that question. Even the ones that came back were never the same. All these decades later, they still silently suffer. And it still breaks my heart.

      I never trusted politicians. But it was this war and this time that made me despise them forever. What this country does to the military men and women before, during and after their dirty little wars is a disgrace and has been since day one.

    3. A. Jude, wrote the most poignant post I read in a long time. Thank you.
      B. Bullets dont discriminate between good and bad guys.
      C. How do you keep guns out of the hands of the bad guys to begin with?
      D. Colateral damage as it is easily called in a war zone should not exist in a peaceful society. But gun ownership sadly causes collateral damage everyday.

    4. Sambhu Sivalenka:


      Criminals steal guns from "the good guys".

      My Dad owns guns. Their house has been broken into twice. Both times handguns were stolen. He even had a handgun stolen by one of the poker guys from their monthly poker night. The suspect who it was but chose not to confront him and he still comes over to play. They simply lock the door now. They think the guy stole it to sell because he was out of work. (It's penny ante poker.)

      So that is three guns stolen and sold or used by criminals. If my Dad didn't own any guns, that would be three less guns out there.

      Will criminals get guns? Yes. But making it harder and harder to get them will serve to protect that three year old from blowing his brains out when daddy leaves his loaded pistol on the coffee table, or the wife getting blown away because daddy's drunk and angry.

  8. Our Lad4:47 AM

    Sad and hysterical.

  9. I work for one of the 3 letter agencies and must carry a gun at all times. In addition to the training (thousands of hours at this point) in carrying a handgun, I must also be trained on assault rifles and every type of long gun/weapon you can think of. Again, thousands of hours accumulated at this point in my career. My unit requires that we go the shooting range once a month for several hours.

    I fear ever coming across that "good guy with a gun" and not knowing that he/she is the good guy. More often then not, they will be shot and quite possibly killed in an active shooter situation. This video was dead on and should be required in every gun lesson.

  10. Anonymous8:25 AM words for this!

  11. Boy, I feel safer already.

    I'll sleep well tonight.

    (Because that asshole isn't anywhere near my state.)


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