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  • Quote Unquote: Coming for Your Assault Rifles

    Barack Obama on gun regulation


    "I also believe that a lot of gun owners would agree that AK-47s belong in the hands of soldiers and not in the hands of crooks. They belong on the battlefield of war, not on the streets of our cities."


    This ignores the simple fact that criminals are always going to find a way to get their hands on AK-47s. So, wouldn't it just be smarter to give everybody AK-47s? Just think how much safer you'd feel if that were the case.

    Tags: Barack Obama, Bill of Rights, Constitution, Crime, Guns, Quote Unquote, Second Amendment
  • Jon Stewart on the Right and Wrong Time to Talk About Guns

    "So, you're telling me that 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." – Jon Stewart

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    The Daily Show airs Monday through Thursday at 11/10c.

    Tags: Bill of Rights, Constitution, Fox News, Guns, Jon Stewart, Mike Huckabee, Second Amendment, The Daily Show, Video
  • The Moment the Super Committee Exploded Itself

    Okay, it's not like anybody was expecting the U.S. Senate to suddenly miraculously gloriously become functional for this super committee idea, but it's still kind of fun in an anarchic some men just want to watch the world burn kind of way to watch the catastrophic congressional highway pile-up in slow-mo.

    To that end, Reuters pinpoints the exact moment when everything fell to shit

    When the November 7 Baucus meeting began, the seven members there were ready to get down to brass tacks — although the session did not start well, according to both sides.

    It opened with a discussion of a new Democratic proposal to raise taxes by $1 trillion, cut spending by $1 trillion, and spend another $300 billion to stimulate the economy…

    At the mention of $1 trillion in tax hikes, according to aides, two of the Republicans threw up their hands. One thumped the table with his fist to emphasize their adamant opposition.

    Nooooooo!!!! Noooooooooooooo!!!! Taxes! Don't say that word! Aaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhh!!! Aaaaaaaaarrrrrrrggggghhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!

    So help me God, if I hear one more person in this super committee say the word "taxes," I will punch a hole through this table and then set everything in this room on fire! I swear to everything that you people find sacrosanct and good that I will reach into that person's mouth and pull his spine out of his body and then beat every other person in the room until they are puddles of sanguine ooze on the marble floor! I will devour the entire District of Columbia and then wretch it all over Montana!

    Neeeeeeeevvvvvvveeeerrrrrrrr say the word "taxes" eeeeeeevvvvvveeeeeerrrrrr again!!!

    Now, let's start thinking about ways to cut Medicare and Medicaid.

    Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images News/Getty Images

    Tags: Democrats, Medicaid, Medicare, Republicans, Second Amendment, Senate, Taxes
  • The Daily Show's Best Second Amendment Moments

    A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

    Can you believe that in this day and age, 220 years after the passage of the Second Amendment, good hard-working Americans are still fighting for the right to marry their semi-automatic machine gun?

    The Daily Show airs Monday through Thursday at 11/10c.

    Tags: Bill of Rights, Constitution, Guns, Jon Stewart, Second Amendment, The Daily Show, Video
  • Arizona Passes Gun Law, Asks Nation If It's Feeling Lucky, Punk

    by Brian Kraker

    Every time I think of Arizona, I have that classic image in my head of Yosemite Sam indiscriminately firing his pistols and chasing Bugs across the western frontier.

    After yesterday, Arizona, the biggest looney tune of the 50 states, might as well slap the cartoon character on their official state seal

    Arizona Governor Jan Brewer on Thursday signed a bill into law that makes the Colt Single Action Army Revolver the state's firearm, making Arizona only the second in the nation to have such a designation…

    The measure landed on the Republican governor's desk after narrow approval by the state House last week in the waning hours of the legislative session.

    Really Arizona? In this time of economic strife and social unrest, the most important thing on the agenda was debating what caliber gun best goes best with your state’s metaphorical blouse? (And yes, the Colt Single Action does make you look fat.)

    Personally, I’m disappointed in Arizona. Where was the lobbyist pushing for the AK-47? Shame on you sir, shame on you.

    (Photo via Getty Images)

    Tags: Arizona, Guns, Jan Brewer, Second Amendment