Australian comedian Jim Jeffries‘ Netflix special featured an extended rant about America’s firearms freedom. The YouTube versions (one and two) garnered the anti-gunner millions of views. In attempt to mine the same seam of comedy gold, Jeffries headed to a gun range. And wouldn’t you know . . .
He loved it! B-b-b-but how does a gun control advocate reconcile his hands-on happiness with his anti-firearms fanaticism?
Formula one cars are fun but I don’t need to race one to the BLEEPing grocery store. Bears are fun to look at at the zoo but I don’t want my neighbors stockpiling them . . . even if he does believe in his right to bears.
Look at that. You can just buy that online with one click and have it in your house. Do you really need a 50 caliber sniper rifle that can shoot two kilometers to protect your family . . . admit you have that gun because you think it’s cool.
It’s been two years since Jeffries’ initial foray into fun-filled gun control advocacy. Someone must have filled the comedian in on A) what it takes to purchase a gun in America and B) why the U.S. Constitution has a Second Amendment (hint: something to do with government tyranny).
American gun culture is not without its humorous aspects; check out Colion Noir’s early videos. But lampooning gun rights based on anger, ignorance and arrogance does an enormous disservice to the safety and security of a free people — providing ammo to the antis crusading for civilian disarmament.
Shooting the Second Amendment with a shotgun? Not to put too fine a point on it, Jim Jeffries is a dick.