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Jon Stewart devoted his entire show to the subject of gun control on Tuesday.
The Comedy Central host said, “Finally, everyone from the NRA to the Marin County Kumbaya Patrol, is ready to talk about gun violence–although, to be fair, the Kumbaya Patrol has been ready for quite time now.”
In a lengthy 20-minute segment Stewartexplained why the U.S. needs to stop dancing around the issue of gun control. To Stewart, the root of the problem is Americans being afraid the government will take away their firearms, noting Alex Jones’ epic pro-gun rant. “Now I see what’s happening,” Stewart said. “So this is what it is. Their paranoid fear of a possible dystopic future prevents us from addressing our actual dystopic present.”
The Comedy Central host also took on the idea that violent video games and movies are a major source of the problem. After featuring multiple shots of gun control opponents saying "it's not the time to talk", "gun control doesn't work.” Stewart made an emotional plea for a unified, non-partisan pledge to ending bloodbaths like the ones in Newtown and Aurora.
Watch part 1 and 2 of the segment below.