Jon Stewart, Plastic Gun Attack NRA, "Paranoid Fear" of Future

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Following a holiday hiatus, Jon Stewart and The Daily Show returned to the air this week - just in time to take on the pressing topic of gun control.

The host kicked off last night's episode by introducing a segment known as "Scapegoat Hunter," in which he took the NRA to task for blaming incidents such as the Newtown shooting on everything EXCEPT guns.

He then brandished a plastic weapon and bellowed:

“We can blame movies, or video games, or the mentally ill, or God. And it’s a complex problem, and all solutions have to be on the table. But it is time we talk about guns."

Jon Stewart, Plastic Gun

Stewart also played footage of Alex Jones yelling at Piers Morgan and said a significant problem is that so many people are bracing for an imaginary future instead of focusing on a very troubling present.

"Their paranoid fear of a possible dystopic future prevents us from addressing our actual dystopic present," he said of extreme gun advocate, intoning:

"We can’t even begin to address 30,000 gun deaths that are actually, in reality, happening in this country every year - because a few of us must remain vigilant against the rise of Imaginary Hitler.”

Where do you stand on Stewart's rant? And do you believe it's time to enact serious gun control laws?

 

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Jon Stewart, another New York Jew with no respect for the people who gave their lives for liberty and stopping Hitler from exterminating his ancestors

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DUI- why hell lets stop selling beer? Another American example of not being able to enforce the law and get criminals off the streets. As a result- criminals will not turn in guns or follow the law and they could be the only ones who have guns. This country needs to quit dancing around the problem. Violent movies & video games are the "New" babysitter , mental health, unsupervised youth, drugs etc.

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@ Get Real

Beer isn't designed to kill people.

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@ It's Called Logic

It doesn't matter what it is designed for, beer kills far more people than guns in the US, as do cars and doctors. This is a fact. I the narrative is all about "if it saves even one life" then why not in these oher areas? Because that doesn't support the agenda of the gun ban lobby.

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While it's true that guns don't kill people they do however, make it very easy to do so. For every story where there is someone who successfully utilizes a gun to defend themselves or family there are 20 stories where a gun was used improperly and someone died. While I agree the right to bear arms is a constitutional right. That doesn't mean everyone should be able too.

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@ d

Actually "d" you have it reversed, for every illegal use of a firearms there are dozens of cases where a gun was used in legit self defense. You just don't hear about it in the MSM because this fact doesn't jive with the gun ban narrative being pushed. No one is saying that "everyone" should have a gun except those trying to demonize the NRA and gun owners, but if you apply your argument to the other rights we have does this mean that "everyone" shouldn't have freedom of speech, etc?

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