I should explain this headline. The Chaser is a group of Australian comedians who have had a number of shows in their home country including the enormously successful CNNNN (going two Ns better than CNN) and The Hamster Wheel. No politician, corporation or organization is beyond them – they will happily poke fun at them all – including the NRA.
Any mention of the NRA in the news always brings to mind this skit by The Chaser. Though only a mere one minute forty-two seconds long, it has a lot to say in that short time and not all of it is meant in jest, despite the platform of comedy they use. In essence, it is a serious protest – against the NRA and their increasingly unsafe policies; against US gun laws, such as they are; and against the madness and frequency of mass shootings that the US experiences.
Such a serious protest shouldn’t be funny but it is. Anyone who enjoys The Daily Show and The Colbert Report will get this. The Chaser doesn’t have the same smooth, well-regulated style as Stewart and Colbert but their satire is in the same vein.
I invite you to watch it and let me know in Comments what you think of it: