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It often takes a little sarcasm and a little comedy to point out the farcical nature of an issue. Enter John Oliver. English comedian with a quick wit. Comedy Central’s ‘Daily Show’ with Jon Stewart did up a three part series debating the issue of gun control in America in the wake of its latest mass shooting.
Here are the clips:
(NOTE: the final video contains images parodying indigenous Aboriginal culture)
A few reflections on the videos:
What reflections on these videos would you add?
*I think this is a fairly strong argument to not introduce a Bill of Rights in Australia (which has been debated and voted on before) and to leave it to our democratically elected (and voted out) members of Parliament to represent our rights. This also means that should unpopular/wrong/too restrictive/powerful rights be legislated then future parliaments can repeal them. I’d much prefer this modus operandi than legislated rights left to unelected officials (judges) to interpret.
A good friend has linked to this wikipedia article which suggests that the results of the National Firearms Agreement are debatable. Still, the biggest stat – zero mass shootings (four or more people) since 1996 – stands.
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