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Date: 03/02/13 02:35 PM

42 Responses to Jon Stewart Explains Existing Gun Laws

  1. Profile photo of FoolsPrussia
    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
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    March 2, 2013 at 2:35 pm
    Link: Jon Stewart Explains Existing Gun Laws - And why they aren`t working
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
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    March 2, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    So lemme see if I`ve got this right. The NRA stridently opposes any changes to legislation, arguing that existing legislation needs to be enforced--while maneuvering behind the scenes to prevent existing legislation from being enforced.

    Yeah, that seems about right. Why am I not surprised?
  3. Profile photo of FoolsPrussia
    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
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    March 2, 2013 at 4:14 pm
    Holy crap. Do all my posts go into limbo for 2 months?
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    birdawg68 Male 40-49
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    March 2, 2013 at 8:52 pm
    This @ss clown actually had some good points. Now the overpaid court jester needs to do the same as the rest of the Hollywood court jesters, go sit in the corner and STFU until I desire you to entertain me. That`s whats wrong with this country. Entertainers are treated like they know more than you and me. Remember folks, they ARE the 1 percent everybody protested. And usually live the good life in an alcohol or drug induced fog. NOT worthy of the credit they get.
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    Twinklestein Male 30-39
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    March 2, 2013 at 9:49 pm
    I think the big thing is that there`s no longer any difference between anyone in government. They`re all corrupt.
    I think it`s time for a big reset.
  6. Profile photo of klaxor
    klaxor Male 18-29
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    March 2, 2013 at 10:15 pm
    "That`s whats wrong with this country"

    - Right, cuz entertainers publicizing their opinion and *maybe* changing a few people`s minds is more destructive to the US than corporate lobbies actively buying politicians.

    Though, I do agree, movie stars, musicians, and tv people`s opinions mean nothing to me. But, J.Stewart is a comedian. He makes fun of politicians.
  7. Profile photo of HolyGod
    HolyGod Male 30-39
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    March 2, 2013 at 10:25 pm
    birdawg68

    "Entertainers are treated like they know more than you and me"

    I`m pretty sure John Stewart does know more than you and me when it comes to world issues and politics. Yes he is a comedian, but he is the "anchor" on a "news" program, even if it does have a comedic leaning. He still interviews world leaders and scholars and I`m sure he preps for it appropriately.
  8. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    March 2, 2013 at 10:53 pm
    HG, if you think Jon Stewart knows more about world issues and politics than you do, I`m sure you`re right.
  9. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    March 2, 2013 at 11:07 pm
    HG: The fact that you believe Jon Stewart is an `anchor` that does `news`, just cements the fact that your brain is made of rock.

    His show is NOT news, it`s a comedy show, they don`t have to maintain ANY journalistic standards because again it`s a comedy show. If you`re getting your facts from there, then YOU are the joke.
  10. Profile photo of HolyGod
    HolyGod Male 30-39
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    March 2, 2013 at 11:36 pm
    OldOllie

    "if you think Jon Stewart knows more about world issues and politics than you do, I`m sure you`re right."

    I`m sure he knows more about it than you do to. The guy sits down and personally talks to presidents, senators, governors, world leaders, activists, scientists, and activists on a daily basis.

    You think you are more informed because you read right wing blogs and watch fox news? Come on.
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    HolyGod Male 30-39
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    March 2, 2013 at 11:41 pm
    CrakrJak

    "The fact that you believe Jon Stewart is an `anchor` that does `news`, just cements the fact that your brain is made of rock."

    You know how I know your brain is made of rock? Because you don`t know what putting a word in quotes means.
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    klaxor Male 18-29
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    March 2, 2013 at 11:50 pm
    I don`t know what you guys are arguing about, since "anchor" just means "likeable guy who can read things off the teleprompter", and "journalistic integrity" flew out the window a LOOONG time ago.
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    richanddead Male 18-29
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    March 3, 2013 at 2:37 am
    Despite how genuine John Stewart is, how is it James Sensenbrenner`s fault for wanting senate oversight to a national agency? Isn`t it the Senates fault for once again not doing their required tasks? Especially when the Senate reviewed it, knew it, and still voted for it on March 1, 2006.
    Secondly, how does one conclude that the gun violence was a result of no ATF director. John Magaw was director in 1994 when the Federal Assault Weapons Ban went into effect and the University of PA., the Institute of Justice, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Research Council, and the United States Department of Justice all found that the assault weapon ban "did not reveal any clear impacts on gun violence" and noted "due to the fact that the relative rarity with which the banned guns were used in crime before the ban." And yet this is the same thing, most shootings are with handguns. Assault rifles make up only 1.61% of gun crimes.
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    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
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    March 3, 2013 at 7:05 am
    "they don`t have to maintain ANY journalistic standards because again it`s a comedy show"

    Have you watched the news lately? Most of them don`t exactly adhere to journalistic standards either.
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    Bakcagain21 Male 18-29
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    March 3, 2013 at 9:47 am
    @crakrjak While studying US politics Daily Show was suggested as an easy way to keep upto date with the US political landscape and what was going on. From the perspective of someone who doesn`t give a flying drat about your country internal fighting I agree with HolyGod, Jon Stewart knows more about politics then you do, he comes into contact with more, Has to know it well to satire it for the US audience. (granted his humour is just funny voices and repeating what`s been said/happening but your country seems to like that humour.) But I would bet everything on him being more in the loop and informed then you.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    March 3, 2013 at 11:15 am



    Getting your arguments from Comedy Central should be the first indicator your argument is a joke.
  17. Profile photo of HolyGod
    HolyGod Male 30-39
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    March 3, 2013 at 12:36 pm
    McGovern1981

    "Tell me more about how criminals follow laws."

    Well, let`s see...

    The Theater shooter followed laws completely while amassing his arsenal.

    The school shooter took his mom`s guns, and she presumably followed all applicable laws. Had their been a law on the books that would have prevented her son from accessing what he accessed she probably would have followed it.

    This is not about gang bangers. Gang bangers can find a gun no matter how illegal it is. This is about crazy middle class white kids. They don`t have any idea how to find an illegal gun. As a middle class white kid, I can attest to that.
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    HolyGod Male 30-39
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    March 3, 2013 at 12:40 pm
    McGovern1981

    "Getting your arguments from Comedy Central should be the first indicator your argument is a joke."

    Was anything they said inaccurate? If so, post proof. If not, shut the f.uck up.

    I don`t care where information comes from if the information is accurate. Biasing yourself is what leaves you right wingers in the bubble because any source of information that isn`t right wing enough for you is the "liberally biased MSM" and therefore can`t be trusted.

    I can`t stand Hannity. However, if he had some factual information about something horrible Obama was doing and I could verify its veracity I would pay attention to it.
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    MrPeabody Male 30-39
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    March 3, 2013 at 12:49 pm
    I don`t know what you guys are arguing about, since "anchor" just means "likeable guy who can read things off the teleprompter"

    So Obama is just an anchor? That explains a lot.
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    HolyGod Male 30-39
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    March 3, 2013 at 1:36 pm
    MrPeabody

    "So Obama is just an anchor? That explains a lot."

    No terrorist attacks on American soil.
    Two wars ended or ending.
    Rebounding economy.
    Revitalized housing market.
    Saved automotive industry.

    What a total and complete f.uck up.
  21. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    March 3, 2013 at 3:30 pm
    Bakcagain21: "Jon Stewart knows more about politics then you do, he comes into contact with more, Has to know it well to satire it for the US audience..."

    He has dozens of writers behind he scenes writing his jokes for him, they even steal jokes from other pundits. That`s not smart, that`s just brainstorming and plagiarizing.

    HG: Being a grammar nazi doesn`t score you points or refute mine.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    March 3, 2013 at 3:44 pm
    HG: US Embassies abroad are "US soil". Since we lost ambassador Chris Stevens inside the Benghazi embassy, That was indeed a terrorist attack on US soil.

    I don`t know if you heard, but the unemployment rate went back up, and the previous one before the election was revised upward.

    The housing market is still suppressed. Housing starts are still below 1,000.

    The stock market took another dive, Dow Jones index below 14,000.

    And all the money the government spent into hi-tech batteries for electric cars was wasted and now the technology is in Chinese hands.

    So, please tell me again how everything is going so well for us.
  23. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    March 3, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    Every time I see something like this I want to buy another gun.
  24. Profile photo of FoolsPrussia
    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
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    March 3, 2013 at 5:29 pm
    Interesting how none of the usual suspects around here want to actually address what Jon Stewart is saying in this video.
  25. Profile photo of FoolsPrussia
    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
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    March 3, 2013 at 5:30 pm
    By the way, there`s a part 2 to this clip that you will see linked once the clip ends.
  26. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    March 3, 2013 at 7:59 pm
    That`s not smart, that`s just brainstorming and plagiarizing.

    Unless you consider that the writers are good at writing jokes, and Jon is good at delivering said jokes. Does not make Jon or his writers any less of a comedian. Plus your retort has nothing to do with the interviews at the end of the show.
  27. Profile photo of klaxor
    klaxor Male 18-29
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    March 3, 2013 at 8:36 pm
    "US Embassies abroad are "US soil"."

    no, they`re not
  28. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    March 3, 2013 at 9:20 pm
    klaxor: "The American embassies are diplomatic missions of the United States, located in countries all over the world. These embassies exist to represent the interests of the United States and its citizens in these foreign countries. These interests can be political or commercial. Technically, every embassy is legally considered to be American soil. Thus, if you visit an American embassy, American laws apply."
  29. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    March 3, 2013 at 9:27 pm
    Cajun: It takes about a week of training for someone to be an effective "interviewer", it`s not hard. Jon Stewart is a comedian, he calls himself a comedian. Taking anything he says seriously is a mistake.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    March 3, 2013 at 9:36 pm
    I`m sure he knows more about it than you do to.
    Oh, I don`t doubt that. It`s just that most of what he knows isn`t true.
  31. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    March 3, 2013 at 9:52 pm
    [quote"> Taking anything he says seriously is a mistake.[/quote">

    "One of President Obama`s winning points last night was about how sanctions against Iran are crippling their economy. And believe me, if anyone knows how to cripple an economy, it`s President Obama." –Jay Leno

    More late night smattering of President Obama

    Plus, Jon Stewart has repeatedly criticized Obama`s double standards regarding transparency. Especially the case when it comes to his use of drone strikes. While I don`t need this critique to know how destructive the Bush-Obama foreign policy is, it does not anyone foolish to take this critique seriously.
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    March 3, 2013 at 9:53 pm
    it does not anyone foolish to take this critique seriously


    ...it does not make anyone foolish...

    fix`d
  33. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    March 4, 2013 at 6:39 am

    A gun in the hand is better than a cop on the phone.


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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    March 4, 2013 at 7:43 am
    The school shooter took his mom`s guns, and she presumably followed all applicable laws.

    When he took those guns that made them illegal.

    Unless you consider that the writers are good at writing jokes, and Jon is good at delivering said jokes. Does not make Jon or his writers any less of a comedian. Plus your retort has nothing to do with the interviews at the end of the show.

    I have never laughed at a single thing he`s said he is not funny at all.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    March 4, 2013 at 7:46 am
    Interesting how none of the usual suspects around here want to actually address what Jon Stewart is saying in this video.

    Every piss poor argument anti gun lemmings have presented before if you want the answers see every anti gun thread here before hand.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    March 4, 2013 at 7:47 am
    "US Embassies abroad are "US soil"."

    no, they`re not

    Yes they are.
  37. Profile photo of FoolsPrussia
    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
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    March 4, 2013 at 8:00 am
    Way, way off subject here, but American embassies are not considered to be US soil. They are places in which US laws apply, but they are technically on the host county`s soil. Nevertheless, an attack on a country`s embassy is considered an attack on that country.

    Here`s an article
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    March 4, 2013 at 8:03 am
    Biasing yourself is what leaves you right wingers in the bubble because any source of information that isn`t right wing enough for you is the "liberally biased MSM" and therefore can`t be trusted.

    ROFL!! That`s cute you think I`m republican. Now tell how comedy central isn`t biased.
  39. Profile photo of FoolsPrussia
    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
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    March 4, 2013 at 8:16 am
    "Every piss poor argument anti gun lemmings have presented before if you want the answers see every anti gun thread here before hand."

    If you don`t want to offer a rebuttal to the points Mr. Stewart raises, I can only conclude that you don`t have one, or that you didn`t actually watch the clip.
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    bliznik Male 30-39
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    March 4, 2013 at 8:41 am
    Lemme summarize the video for the commenters who obviously didn`t watch.

    Jon Stewart is saying (a) more gun laws won`t be very effective, b/c we don`t enforce the gun laws we ALREADY have, (b) the agency that has the most power to enforce gun laws is the ATF, (c) the ATF agency director`s time and resources are strung thin b/c he has two full-time jobs, and (d) government corruption has prevented a competent agency director from being appointed, since a law on the books requires the Senate to confirm the appointment, and the Senate won`t do that.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    March 4, 2013 at 9:01 am
    My rebuttal is you want Joe Biden in charge of solving a fabricated problem the majority of US citizens don`t support.....

    Good job creating record gun sales though!!
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    papajon0s1 Male 40-49
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    March 4, 2013 at 10:03 am
    I agree that most if not all new gun legislation won`t do a lick of good. Most of these new laws seem to be great at keeping away from law-abiding citizens but hey, call me when you can figure out a way to keep guns out of the hands of criminals, ok?

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