Watch: Samantha Bee's Brilliant Takedown of the NRA's Absurd Priorities

Samantha Bee is finally back from vacation to make our late nights fun again.


The first task on her agenda? Getting her hands on an Eddie Eagle costume, the NRA mascot for kid gun safety. Think of him like Ronald McDonald or McGruff the Crime Dog, only he spends most of his time doing terrible raps about guns.

Bee instantly discovers that the NRA—“the organization that makes it easier to get a gun than Sudafed”—does nearly everything it can to keep people from buying an Eddie Eagle costume.

There’s an 18-page application, a 20-day waiting period, a ban that keeps the costumes from being resold on the online black market.

“You know what I could still buy online without a big hassle?” Bee says. “A used shotgun.”

No kidding. Throughout the skit, though Bee tries nearly every channel for getting an Eddie Eagle costume, she finds it’s basically impossible. But she and her staff—one of whom quite easily buys a shotgun out of a guy’s trunk in a parking lot—have no problem getting weapons. Thanks, NRA!

Watch the brilliant NRA takedown in its entirety, below. Welcome back, Sam Bee.

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