The Daily Show July 23, 2012
I'm just sayin' that if these terrible... not un-gun related stories create like sinus pressure in your head, and you would like to get yourself some Sudafed to ease that sinus pain, that's really hard to do to get Sudafed. To get that good Sudafed, you need ID, and there's a background check, and you gotta sign shit. 'Cause Sudafed, I think we can all agree, is some dangerous shit. But, so while we also talk about societal factors and moral factors, you know, we should also talk about how more and more powerful destructive weaponry....
JON SCOTT: Too early to be talking about more gun control laws?
MARK STEYN: Absolutely!
Look, ten years after 9/11, I can't still fly with a full container of fucking shampoo! So you're telling me it's too soon to even have a conversation about it??
You're telling me that to discuss the epidemic of gun violence in this country, for that, there is a waiting period. Yeah, I guess you'd hate to go into a conversation about gun all hotheaded, and say something impulsively you'll never be able to take back. Look, this is the time to talk about all of it. Everything should be on the table. Anything that could possibly help mitigate these terrible events. I'm not even saying gun control would do it. I'm just saying it's gotta be part of the conversation.
Is there anything we can talk about that shows this country's problem-solving mechanism is not irrevocably damaged?
Fox News Voice-Over: Should Batman costumes be banned from movie theaters?
I stand corrected. Problem solved.
Excerpt from a Long Tweet by actor Jason Alexander of Seinfeld (more at link)
I have been reading on and off as advocates for these weapons make their excuses all day long. Guns don't kill - people do. Well if that's correct, I go with @BrooklynAvi, let them kill with tomatoes. Let them bring baseball bats, knives, even machetes --- a mob can deal with that.
There is no excuse for the propagation of these weapons. They are not guaranteed or protected by our constitution. If they were, then we could all run out and purchase a tank, a grenade launcher, a bazooka, a SCUD missile and a nuclear warhead. We could stockpile napalm and chemical weapons and bomb-making materials in our cellars under our guise of being a militia.
These weapons are military weapons. They belong in accountable hands, controlled hands and trained hands. They should not be in the hands of private citizens to be used against police, neighborhood intruders or people who don't agree with you. These are the weapons that maniacs acquire to wreak murder and mayhem on innocents. They are not the same as handguns to help homeowners protect themselves from intruders. They are not the same as hunting rifles or sporting rifles. These weapons are designed for harm and death on big scales.
SO WHY DO YOU CONTINUE TO SUPPORT THEM? WHY DO YOU NOT, AT LEAST, AGREE TO SIT WITH REASONABLE PEOPLE FROM BOTH SIDES AND ASK HARD QUESTIONS AND LOOK AT HARD STATISTICS AND POSSIBLY MAKE SOME COMPROMISES FOR THE GREATER GOOD? SO THAT MOTHERS AND FATHERS AND CHILDREN ARE NOT SLAUGHTERED QUITE SO EASILY BY THESE MONSTERS? HOW CAN IT HURT TO STOP DEFENDING THESE THINGS AND AT LEAST CONSIDER HOW WE CAN ALL WORK TO TRY TO PREVENT ANOTHER DAY LIKE YESTERDAY?
We will not prevent every tragedy. We cannot stop every maniac. But we certainly have done ourselves no good by allowing these particular weapons to be acquired freely by just about anyone.
I'll say it plainly - if someone wants these weapons, they intend to use them. And if they are willing to force others to "pry it from my cold, dead hand", then they are probably planning on using them on people.
So, sorry those of you who tell me I'm an actor, or a has-been or an idiot or a commie or a liberal and that I should shut up. You can not watch my stuff, you can unfollow and you can call me all the names you like. I may even share some of them with my global audience so everyone can get a little taste of who you are.
But this is not the time for reasonable people, on both sides of this issue, to be silent. We owe it to the people whose lives were ended and ruined yesterday to insist on a real discussion and hopefully on some real action.
Batman costumes now banned in US. Guns, ammunition still not. Because (all together now) Guns don't kill people. Batman costumes kill people
— Jerry Thackray (@everetttrue) July 22, 2012
It's time for the presidential candidates to step up & tell us what they'll do about guns in America: bit.ly/OMhDtN #Aurora
— Mike Bloomberg (@MikeBloomberg) July 20, 2012
There are more guns in U.S. than people. Speak now or forever hold a piece. Sign Gun Control petition BradyCampaign.org Pls RT #Aurora
— Kenneth Cole (@KennethCole) July 23, 2012
The Aurora #theatershooting is just one of dozens of mass murders across the US in the last 30 years—see our map: bit.ly/LDEkVm #guns
— Mother Jones (@MotherJones) July 24, 2012
Reaction to #Aurora shooting? Demand for #guns up by 41% ...bit.ly/OkvKZl (via @chrismoranuk)
— Katharina Borchert (@lyssaslounge) July 24, 2012
Did you know that people on the terrorist watch list can still buy guns? - .@cenkuygur huff.to/OhD6g9
— Huffington Post Blog (@HuffPostBlog) July 24, 2012
Rush Limbaugh: ‘Blaming Guns for Murder Is Like Blaming Forks for Obesity bit.ly/NQDRfH #tcot
— Patrick Dollard (@PatDollard) July 23, 2012
"guns don't kill people, people kill people" is the dumbest phrase of all time.
— Josh Nims (@J_Nims) July 24, 2012
Americans are 50% more likely to die from a gun in their own hand than at the hand of a criminal assailant bit.ly/PKFRWP
— davidfrum (@davidfrum) July 23, 2012
Guy In Maine Takes Gun In Dark Knight Rises..Police found him with Aurora newspaper clippings and an arsenal of guns 961kiss.com/pages/freaksho…
— Big Bob (@FSBigBob) July 24, 2012
All weapons and ammunition were possessed legally. 4 guns and 6,000 rounds. The right to bear arms. Massacre made easy. #Aurora
— Sue Llewellyn (@suellewellyn) July 21, 2012
Rapper Ice-T Defends Gun Rights:'Last Form Of Defense Against Tyranny'... drudge.tw/P5rfDX
— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) July 23, 2012
Drudge is linking to a story abt Ice-T defending gun rights. I'm old enough to remember when the album "Cop Killer" came out
— Sam Youngman (@samyoungman) July 24, 2012
Ice-T more sensible than Bob Schieffer. via Drudge: Rapper Ice-T Defends Gun Rights: 'Last Form Of Defense Against Tyranny'...
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) July 23, 2012
@AnnCoulter Ann, thanks for bridging the gap tween Conservatives and Gangstas. Handguns unite not divide. Insane Clown Posse endorses Romney
— Soccermom Susie (@soccermom_susie) July 23, 2012
#theatershooting Holmes bought 3K rounds for his assault rifle+high-speed "drum magazine." Yes to 2nd amt, gun rights, but this is insane.
— Howard Fineman (@howardfineman) July 23, 2012
New blog posting, Brown: Gun laws are states' rights - tinyurl.com/bsk3gh2
— Political Schmooze (@PSchmooze) July 24, 2012