In the aftermath of mass shootings in the U.S, the political debate inevitably turns to the question of gun control. One side pushes for increased restrictions on access to guns with the hope of reducing the likelihood of armed violence. The other side, at the extreme, calls for a more heavily armed population in the belief that “good guys with guns” can kill evil doers before they get too far.
As the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre put it, “The “only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.”
On Thursday night, The Daily Show focused on this idea of “the good guy with a gun,” and the results weren’t pretty.