On Tuesday night, Larry Wilmore brought up the long-contested issue of gun control on The Nightly Show. He referenced a Washington Post article that found at least one incident per week of a toddler getting hold of a gun and shooting themselves or someone else.
“You’ve got to be [expletive] kidding me!’’ Wilmore yelled. “Toddlers?!’’
The stats refer only to shootings by children 3 years old or younger. Wilmore pointed out that a 6-year-old recently killed his 3-year-old brother with a loaded gun their father kept on top of the refrigerator.
“Should we just not care about this and chalk it up to another—how did Jeb-exclamation-point put it?’’ The show then cut to a video clip of Bush saying, “Stuff happens.’’ “Oh, right,’’ Wilmore said. “Or should we be concerned that according to the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, currently Massachusetts is the only state that requires gun owners to keep all types of guns locked up.’’
That’s when Wilmore addressed Massachusetts directly.
“That’s amazing,’’ Wilmore said. “You know what, Massachusetts? This is so impressive, I think I can almost consider forgiving you for cheating your way to the Super Bowl. That’s how impressed I am with you right now.’’
Thanks, Larry. (But Let’s just agree to disagree on the Super Bowl thing.)
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