“Saturday Night Live” tackled gun control in the wake of the Las Vegas massacre, with a “Weekend Update” anchor calling those opposed to limiting gun ownership “delicate snowflakes.”
"The investigation into the tragedy in Las Vegas this week has sparked a larger debate in America between people who want common sense gun control, and people who are wrong," co-anchor Colin Jost said to open the segment. "This shouldn't be a partisan issue, the guy had 47 guns. No one should own 47 of anything. If you own 47 cats, you are not a responsible pet owner, you’re a crazy cat lady. And unlike with guns, the government will actually come and take your cats away, because everyone agrees that’s insane.”
Jost added that the suspected gunman “bought 33 of his guns in the past year.”
“And that didn’t set off any kind of alert? If I buy $100 worth of Chick-Fil-A, I get a text message from my bank that says, ‘Did you just purchase $100 worth of Chick-Fil-A? Please, Colin, tell us this is fraud,’ " he added.
“Why is it so hard to get gun control in this country?” asked co-anchor Michael Che. “I mean, who are these delicate snowflakes that we can’t just tell, ‘No, you are not allowed to have 40 guns anymore, Earl. From now on, you can have one gun, max, and six bullets. If you can’t hit what you’re shooting with six bullets, then you don’t need to be shooting at it. Learn karate, or use your words.' "
Later in the segment, Che said Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanOn The Trail: Retirements offer window into House Democratic mood Stopping the next insurrection Former Sen. Bob Dole dies at 98 MORE (R-Wis.) “said that he wants Congress to look into some proposals for gun control.”
"But first he wants to look into this briefcase from the NRA," Che added.
You can watch the entire segment in the video player above.
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