Daily Show John Oliver destroys gun enthusiast with simple logic

gun enthusiastsMost anything gun enthusiasts add to the argument is either dishonest, insane or total crap. As we can see here.
This one engages two issues that are at the top of the NRA crap list.

First is that gun controls don’t work.  Well they work just fine in Australia, England, Japan, and about 99% of the civilized world. Proven right to their faces to no effect other than confused dumb looks.

Secondly that criminals do not follow the law so there is no reason for having laws in the first place. This one we revisit ad nausea. But it took John Oliver only one simple metaphor to do this guy in.   “So if we cannot get rid of all drugs, then there is no point in having drug laws at all?”  Bingo. Stupid is as stupid does.

BTW, in fighting this battle now for almost 30 years online, receiving endless threats to myself and my children, I have finally come up with the proper name for these people. GUN ENTHUSIASTS.  You see, most every other moniker does not apply universally, gun nut, gun loon, gun owner, NRA member, nutcake, Glocksucker and so on.  Gun Enthusiast hits it on the head. Those people who put these most prolific tools of violence at the apex of their lives.  It is both an addiction and a sickness and a very sad defining factor of American culture that exists nowhere else on Earth.  It is not so much the laws, as it is than our gun culture that needs a massive format.  Which it looks like is now on the way.  How many more Sandy Hooks will it take God only knows.

John Oliver Gun Control in Australia part 2

John Oliver Gun Control in Australia Part 3

  • Anon

    “Compared with 1993, the peak of U.S. gun homicides, the firearm homicide rate was 49 percent lower in 2010, and there were fewer deaths, even though the nation’s population grew,” according to the Pew study. “The victimization rate for other violent crimes with a firearm—assaults, robberies and sex crimes—was 75 percent lower in 2011 than in 1993.

    • http://rackjite.com/ rack jite

      Over the years I have changed a on this gun issue. I suppose it is being around so many gun enthusiasts I come to understand I don’t want them around me, my family and especially children of any sort. Dull knives.

      It is not so much the facts,regulations and laws, it’s the gun culture which has the celebration of fear, hate and violence is at it’s core.

      The biggest misconception on this issue is that it is not crime, accidents or even mental illness that cause most of all the death and carnage from guns. Rather it is about anger, vengeance, jealousy, hatred and little dick machismo that is the real horror of it.

      One thing is sure, when you see someone with an assault rifle strapped across their back or a handgun on their hip, you know they are letting you and the world know they are just aching to shoot and kill someone or other. With the help of Jesus of course. It’s for you to decide who it is in their sights…. , ,

  • m444ss

    Funny how “simple logic” is at complete odds with actual facts.

  • John

    99 % of all people with guns are peaceful people. Why punish them?

    • rackjite

      Why would a peaceful person be so utterly consumed bearing the predominate tool of violence in the world? What is this?
      Name your massacre, or your murder for that matter, 99% of them WERE law abiding gun enthusiasts.
      It is the 40% of Americans who do not have a gun who are peaceful and do not use guns to murder anyone.

  • DJ

    Wyatt: Make sure you read your sources. That soure you linked is trying to equate a rise in ALL violent crime with a gun ban in Australia. No where does it mention how the rate of firearm related crime. Plus it is a conservative pro-gun think tank — soooo take with a grain of salt?

  • Dave Cole

    Apparently Australians are not allowed to watch the video. Video control is more important than gun control.

  • Dordogne
  • Muy Groso

    I understand, gun enthusiasts are very intelligent, highly informed and extremely educated while those who advocate gun controls are uninformed uneducated morons. Kinda like anti gravity. :)

  • Wyatt

    John Oliver’s arguments here are all terrible. and of course he chooses an old guy that cannot argue his way out of a paper bag. It’s like arguing with a brick wall. OHHH NO COMMENT BRICK WALL? WELL THAT PROVES MY POINT.

    Overall crime has risen significantly since the gun ban in Australia so not exactly good evidence for anything gun control related
    http://www.ncpa.org/sub/dpd/index.php?Article_ID=17847

    Many of these bills they (the US) try to pass would not help anything. Banning assault weapons would not significantly reduce gun crime as over 90% of gun crime in the US is committed with handguns.

    Personally, I would not mind strengthening background checks but the bills that try to do that do it in such as way to where it would be less effective than current methods and would hinder law abiding citizens more than hamper criminals.

    The Daily Show is an ENTERTAINMENT show, please do not form opinions on such important issues unless you have looked into things yourself. If you’re going to have such a strong opinion, please try not to be lazy about educating yourself about it.

    • Houston Wade

      Wyatt, since banning assault weapons won’t make a dent, does that mean that you are suggesting that we should ban hand guns too? I am all for that!