Jon Stewart torches GOP senator with brutal reality about gun violence

Jon Stewart torches GOP senator with brutal reality about gun violence
Jon Stewart at the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore's 35th Annual Awards Dinner, Arlington, Virginia on March 21, 2017, Wikimedia Commons

Comedian Jon Stewart did not mince words with his recent remarks condemning Republican lawmakers' support of measures that would ease restrictions on gun violence.

During the recent segment of his Apple TV show, “The Problem with Jon Stewart,” Stewart laid out his concerns in an intense exchange with Oklahoma State Sen. Nathan Dahm (R).

In addition to expressing concern about the latest Republican proposal, Stewart asked Dahm why lawmakers had not considered incorporating a more extensive gun registry and more restrictions and requirements for gun ownership.

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Dahm, who describes himself as a “strong proponent of the Second Amendment,” insisted that an emphasis should be placed on the United States' “fatherlessness crisis” as a means of reaching a resolution for the uptick in gun violence.

Stewart emphasized that while he does not want to ban guns, he does believe there should be more restrictions for firearm ownership.

“The registry would allow you to have much more effective background checks,” he said. “I don’t understand why you won’t just admit that you are making it harder for police to manage the streets by allowing all of these guns to go out without permits, without checks, and without background stuff. Why can’t you just stand by that?”

“Because that’s not what I’m doing,” Dahm responded. “I’m defending the individual’s right to keep and bear arms.”

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Despite Dahm's arguments, the National Association of School Psychologists has made it clear that “there is NO profile of a student who will cause harm.”

Stewart also pushed back with similar claims as he accused the lawmaker of not giving "a flying f---" about gun control.

“It’s firearms,” Stewart said of children's leading cause of death in the United States. “More than cancer, more than car accidents. And what you’re telling me is you don’t mind infringing free speech to protect children from this amorphous thing [drag shows] that you think of, but when it comes to children that have died, you don’t give a flying f— to stop that, because that shall not be infringed.”

Watch the video below or at this link.

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