Jon Stewart on the Aurora Shootings and Gun Control
In the wake of the shootings in Aurora, opinions vary as to whether the time is right to debate gun-control laws. As you have probably already noticed, most pundits – particularly those on the right – are claiming it is “too soon” to discuss the nation’s gun policies. On Monday night, Jon Stewart weighed in on the issues noting: “Look, ten years after 9-11 I still can’t fly with a full container of ##@%%##$ shampoo“.
He goes on to add:
“You’re telling me that it’s still too soon to 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 guns all hot-headed 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 got to be part of the conversation.”
Watch for yourself below.