Comedian Jim Jeffries tackled one of the most controversial subjects in the U.S. gun control laws. Jeffries was once the victim of a home invasion in which he was tied up and beaten with his girlfriend, who was also threatened with rape. You'd think he'd have some cause for carrying a gun, no? Wrong! He brilliantly nails why Americans need to make a case for more gun control:
I'm going to say some things that are just facts. In Australia, we had guns. Right up until 1996. In 1996, Australia had the biggest massacre on earth. Still hasn't been beaten. Now, after that they banned guns. In the 10 years before Port Arthur, there was 10 massacres. Since the gun ban in 1996, there hasn't been a single massacre since. I don't know how or why this happened....maybe it was a coincidence, right? Now, please understand, I understand that America and Australia are two vastly different cultures with different people, right? I get it. In Australia we had the biggest massacre on earth and the Australian government went–that's it! No more guns! And we all went–yeah, right then, that seems fair enough. Now, in America you have the Sandy Hook massacre, which little, tiny children died and your government went....maybe we'll get rid of the big guns? And 50% of you went – FUCK YOU, DON'T TAKE MY GUNS!
Watch his whole take, including whether he thinks having a gun would've helped stop the brutal home invasion he was a victim of years ago.
Now, nobody is saying take away all the guns. But seriously, can't we get common sense regulations in the gun business to help prevent gun violence? Close gun show loopholes and (gulp—I can already hear the hate mail hitting my inbox) perhaps, maybe not sell weapons designed for war purposes?