Apparently determined to replicate the NFL’s path of recent success, alleged late night “comedians” have taken on the topic of gun control in the past week (no points for guessing which side they’re on). Also jumping on the bandwagon this weekend was Saturday Night Live.
As uproxx.com notes, ‘Weekend Update’ host Colin Jost went off on civilian gun ownership:
“The investigation into the tragedy in Las Vegas this week has sparked a larger debate In America between people who want common sense gun control and people who are wrong.”
He continued, making the following analogy: “The man owned 47 guns. No one should own 47 of anything. If you own 47 cats, you’re not a responsible pet owner, you’re a crazy cat lady. And unlike with guns, the government will actually come and take your cats away, because everyone agrees that’s insane.” Jost’s co-anchor Michael Che later joked that people shouldn’t be allowed to have more than one gun and six bullets. “If you can’t hit what you’re shooting with six bullets, then you don’t need to be shooting at it,” he said. “Learn karate or use your words!”
The once-funny SNL has come a long way from “Jane, you ignorant slut….”
Not one to let an attack on gun rights go unchallenged, NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch had this to say about that:
“I’m certainly not going to take any kind of firearm lecture from people who clearly don’t either own them or have never even fired them, and don’t even understand the concept of self defense, either. This idea that you’re going to have this six round limit, and then they compared them to cats, Steve, because you know, people all over the United States, every single day successfully defend their lives using cats.”
With Ms. Loesch, the NRA has come a long way from the perception of Wayne LaPierre’s now tired “get off my lawn” routine. Loesch takes no prisoners in her support of Second Amendment Freedoms. You approve?