Anyone remember when “Saturday Night Live” (SNL) was funny? It actually was once upon a time. But, the “not-ready-for-primetime-players” have shunned comedy in favor of providing political talking points for viewers that believe anything they see or hear on a screen.
This past weekend was no different when during the show’s weekly “Weekend Update” fake news segment, host Colin Jost — otherwise known as Mr. Scarlett Johansson for those that have no idea who Jost is — essentially called for a surveillance state that applies only to gun owners.
“Background checks are a great start, but shouldn’t we also do current checks?” Jost posited. “Like, what are these guys up to now? How much Call of Duty are they playing? Have they recently DMed a girl ‘Hey’ 30 times?”
Granted, Jost was just saying what the SNL writers wrote for him, but it was still said. And sure, the “DM” part of the joke gave me a slight chuckle, but it seems a little “stalky” to suggest wanting to know what gun owners are doing in their private time that doesn’t violate any law.
Then Jost suggested that gun store owners should “talk to at least five people from your life who agree it’s a good idea for you to have a gun” in order for the store owner to sell a prospective buyer a firearm.
“It’s not really that much to ask,” Jost continued, as reported by Deadline. “I mean, you’ve got to list three references on an application to work at Foot Locker.”
Maybe, but it’s not a right to be able to work at Foot Locker. It is your right as an American to own a firearm.
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But perhaps the dumbest thing Jost and the low-information writers at SNL said was when they directed their animus towards Republicans while simultaneously proving they don’t understand the Constitution.
Republicans, please stop pretending that this is a Second Amendment issue and just admit you love guns more than people you don’t know. I mean, these are your political ads. Look at them [pictures of Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) and Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) among others adorn the screen]. You look like you’re running for president of ISIS [Islamic State]. If you actually cared about the Second Amendment, you’d also care about the ‘well regulated militias’ part. And I don’t know if you noticed when they almost hung you two months ago [referring to suspects during the events at the U.S. Capitol on January 6th], but our militias aren’t super well regulated.
I’m glad you brought up “well regulated militias,” you big government dork.
According to a 2019 Reason article:
The part of the [Second] amendment that could be its own stand-alone sentence—“the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed”—is known as the "operative clause." The well regulated Militia part—the prefatory clause—is understood by enthusiastic gun regulators as defining the “only” reason for preserving the right to keep and bear arms (as opposed to “one” of the reasons). Anyone who is not a member of a well regulated militia would have no such right.
These celebrities classify gun owners basically as “yokels,” because they feel the only people who should have guns are their own private security. These cultists simply hate what they don’t understand.
To view the woefully unfunny segment, watch below: