“Yesterday was another dark day for America when a gunman walked into a supermarket in Boulder, Colorado, and killed 10 people, including a police officer,” he began. “This story is incredibly tragic and I cannot imagine for a moment the grief of these families.” “The only proper way to honor these victims is to act,” added Colbert. “But our government continues to do nothing.”
Partly because of the COVID-19 closures, it has been a year since the country saw a mass shooting in a public place like the two that took place in Atlanta and Boulder over the past week. “Obviously, the only solution to US gun violence is to place all of us under house arrest,” he said.
From there, Colbert turned to the “predictable” responses from “gun apologists” like the Colorado State Shooting Association, which said in a statement: “There will be a time for debate on the laws. on guns. There will be time for a conversation on how this could have been avoided. But today is not the time. ”
” Why not?! Colbert retorted. “That’s what they say every time it happens. And that’s what I say about what they say every time they say it every time it happens.“Another gun fetishist hanging over the tragedy is Colorado Rep and John Wick’s human resources supervisor, Lauren Boebert,” the host added, pointing to a tweet from QAnon’s friend MP who said, in part, “While we are still awaiting important information and details in this case, random public shootings and senseless acts of violence are never OK.” ”
“Where does she find the courage?” Asked Colbert. “’Mindless acts of violence are never OK,’ which implies, of course, that intentional violence is fine. You know, the kind his buddies project on Talking.
But he didn’t finish, taking on Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA), who argued on Tuesday that America doesn’t have a gun control problem but rather a “dumb control problem.” .
“Oh, we definitely have an idiot control problem,” Colbert replied. “These are people who do not recognize that this country has had a long gun problem, John Kennedy. So when idiots like John Kennedy refuse to do anything to get rid of idiots’ guns, it’s clearly time to get rid of idiots like John Kennedy. And that means voting them! ”
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