Friday, June 19, 2015

Jim Jefferies on Gun Ownership

In his remarks following the massacre at a black church in Charleston, South Carolina, President Obama made an important point. "We don’t have all the facts, but we do know that once again, innocent people were killed in part because someone who wanted to inflict harm had no trouble getting their hands on a gun."
"At some point," he said, "we as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this kind of mass violence doesn't happen in other advanced countries. It doesn't happen in other places with this kind of frequency." 
Australian comedian Jim Jefferies was the victim of a home invasion once. He was tied up and beaten, and his girlfriend was threatened with rape. So you might think he'd sympathize with the idea that Americans want guns to protect their families. Quite the opposite — he does an excellent job of summing up why so many foreigners are baffled by America's gun culture: