America Endures Another Mass Shooting & Jaboukie Explains Why Guns Are Gay | The Daily Show

Guns in America. Over the weekend, after yet
another deadly mass shooting, the question once again
on everyone’s minds was, “Is there anything
that could have prevented this?” Now usually the answer to that
question is complicated. But in the case of the Odessa
shooter, it’s pretty obvious. New details of the deadly
mass shooting in Odessa, Texas. Officials revealing now, the gunman evaded
a federal background check to get the firearm
he used in the rampage. The gunman who killed seven
people and injured more than 20 bought the gun he used from a private seller,
not a licensed dealer. Authorities in Texas have said the gunmen failed
a gun background check in 2014. And tonight, several
law enforcement officials tell NBC News that’s because he had a disqualifying
mental health issue. But a private sale does not
require a background check. Okay, this is just
ridiculous, people. If you fail a background check
in America, you can just go buy a gun
from a private seller who doesn’t have
to do a background check? That doesn’t make any sense. Can you imagine if they had that loophole
at the airport, huh? The TSA agent is like, “All right,
step into the machine, put your hands over your head.” And you’re like,
“Actually, I got my ticket
from a private seller.” The TSA agent’s like,
“Oh, oh, yeah, yeah. Well, in that case,
go through, go through, yeah.” I mean, the solution
to this problem is simple– universal background checks. And it’s not a fringe idea. 93% of Americans support
universal background checks. 93%. You know how high that is? I don’t even remember
the last time my phone battery was at 93%. But because
the president avoids gun control like it’s his other daughter, universe background checks
are stalled in the Senate. Luckily, though, while the White House is
thinking about other measures, they have this proposal
to stop mass shootings. The White House is working
with the Justice Department on a new death penalty bill. The White House wants
to expedite the death penalty for people who are found guilty of committing these kinds
of mass shootings. And today, the vice president’s
chief of staff confirmed
that the Department of Justice has drafted legislation
that would do just that. NOAH:
Okay, I’m-I’m not sure that the death penalty
is the right response. I mean, half the time, mass shooters have
already written a manifesto about how they can’t wait to die
for their delusional cause. In fact, if you really want
to deter them, there should actually be a law
that if you’re caught, you have to read your manifesto
live at the Apollo. Yeah. That would deter people. It’s like, some kid
on stage is like, (high-pitched): “And that’s why
I believe, uh, the white race “to be, um…
superior and, uh… Oh. Oh, boy,
this was a huge mistake.” (laughter) (applause and cheering) So… while the Trump administration
is dragging its feet on real solutions
to gun violence, action is being taken
by America’s real leaders– the corporations. In the wake
of the mass shootings and growing pressure to act,
the nation’s largest retailer, Walmart,
has announced big changes when it comes to the sale
of guns and ammunition. MAN: Now the retail giant
is talking steps it hopes will curb
gun violence– halting the sale of ammunition
that can be used in large-capacity clips
and military-style weapons, stopping the sale
of handgun ammo and ending all handgun sales
in Alaska, the last state
where it still sells them. Another big change– Walmart
and the grocery giant Kroger now asking customers
in Open Carry states, please do not bring
your weapons into their stores. That’s right. Walmart won’t sell many kinds
of ammunition anymore. And they don’t want your guns…
inside the store. (applause and cheering) Yeah. So from now on,
people who go to Walmart are just gonna have to tie their
guns up outside like a dog. You know? Just be like,
“Who’s a good guy? “Who’s a good guy? The A-R stands for
Adorable Rifle, yes, it does.” For more on the latest push
for gun control, we’re joined now by our
senior gun safety correspondent, Jaboukie Young-White, everybody! (cheering, applause) Trevor. Jaboukie… clearly, Americans
can’t count on the government to take gun control seriously,
so what can be done to address gun violence? Oh, Trevor, Trevor, Trevor,
you silly little bitch. -(laughter)
-We don’t need gun control. We just need to decrease
gun ownership. Okay, but how do you decrease
gun ownership without gun control laws? Easy, Trevor.
We just need to make guns… gay. -(bells tinkling)
-(laughter) (cheering, applause) Okay, wait. Wait, wait, wait. I-I don’t understand. As far as I know, guns
don’t have a sexual orientation. Well, not at the moment,
Trevor, not yet. But I just read this study
that says a lot of straight men don’t recycle
because they’re worried it makes them look gay. So we just need to harness
that same toxic masculinity and just direct it toward guns. You know, sweet, gay guns. (laughter) But how do you get guns
to seem gay? Well, I mean,
’cause guns are gay. Like, right off the bat,
guns are what? Long. Hard.
The best ones are black. -And…
-(laughter) (cheering, applause) And where do people keep
their guns, Trevor? -In the closet.
-(laughter) You know,
I get what you’re trying to do, but for Americans
who own firearms, guns aren’t just, like, guns. It’s a community of masculine
hunters and freedom fighters. Yeah, and we need to point out
how gay that sounds. Like, the right to bear arms. I love bare arms, too. (laughter) You’re gonna have to pry me
from his cold, dead hands. You know what I’m saying?
That’s safety right there. And even the names
of gun laws sound gay. Concealed Carry? That’s, like,
every user name on Grindr. (laughter) The law might as well be called
Ass Breaker 37. -(laughter)
-You know? And Stand Your Ground? That sounds like
a Kelly Clarkson gay anthem. ♪ I’m gonna stand my ground ♪ ♪ Because I’m out and proud. ♪ Like, it works. -Okay, okay. No, you know what?
-It works. -(cheering)
-Yeah. -It works. It works. I think…
I think I understand your plan. Like, you’re gonna make it…
you’re gonna make guns gay, so then straight men
won’t want them anymore, so they’re gonna give the guns
to gay people, and then the gay people
are gonna hand them over -to the government.
-Mm, no, no, no, no, no, no. Gay people keep the guns,
and then we run the country. You know what I’m saying? ♪ I’m gonna stand my ground… ♪ Jaboukie Young-White, everybody!

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