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?

Check out the clip here:

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