Empire of the Gun - Our Own Worst Enemies

  • Aired:  04/10/13
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The Senate preserves America's right to sell weapons to international terrorists and drug lords. (5:03)

[LAUGHTER]

YES.

YES.

NOW, MR. WE GET TOO CAUGHT UP IN

THE RARE SIGHTING OF -- BEFORE

WE GET TOO CAUGHT UP IN THE RARE

SIGHTING OF TWO BIPARTISAN MEN

MAKING SWEET, SWEET LAW WITH

EACH OTHER LET'S REMEMBER ONE

THING.

>> TODAY IS THE START WITH THE

HEALTHY DEBATE THAT MUST END

WITH THE SENATE AND HOUSE

HOPEFULLY PASSING THE

COMMONSENSE MEASURES AND THE

PRESIDENT SIGNING NIGHT LAW.

>> Jon: THAT'S RIGHT THE HUGE

BREAKTHROUGH ANNOUNCED ON THE

NEWS IS A PROPOSAL BY THESE TWO

GUYS THAT IN AND OF ITSELF FALLS

SHORT OF ANY OF THE SYSTEMIC

MEASURES ENING VISIONED POST

NEWTOWN, ARIZONA, AERRORA,

COLORADO, WE SHOOT A LOT.

YOU GET THAT.

THIS MUST GET THROUGH THE HOUSE

AND THE SENATE.

WE ALL KNOW WHEN IT LEAVES THE

HOUSE IT WILL HAVE BEEN SLIGHTLY

TRANSFORMED.

YEAH, THAT'S IT.

[ LAUGHTER ]

YOU KNOW WHY THE HOUSE IS GOING

TO TRANSFORM IT?

BECAUSE THE HOUSE (bleep)

CRAZIEST.

[ LAUGHTER ]

BUT I'M NOT SURE WHAT HAPPENS TO

IT IN THE SENATE EITHER.

THE UNITED NATIONS AKA THE MOST

FASHIONABLE ANTI-VIOLENCE SHOW

ROOM.

>> IT REGULATES THE TRANSFER OF

LIGHT WEAPONS TO COMBAT AIRCRAFT

AND ENSURE THEY WON'T BE USED TO

THE COMMIT ACTS OF TERROR OR

ORGANIZED CRIME.

>> Jon: AKA THE BOND VIABLE

PREVENTION TREATY.

SEE IF YOU CAN GUESS WHAT

HAPPENED NEXT.

>> THIS PAST WEEKEND THE SENATE

PASSED AN AMENDMENT SPECIFICALLY

PROHIBITING THE U.S. FROM

SIGNING ON TO THE TREATY.

>> Jon: OF COURSE THEY DID.

IF THEY DON'T PRESERVE OUR

RIGHTS TO SELL GUNS TO

TERRORISTS, WHAT ARE THEY GOING

TO FIGHT US WITH?

[LAUGHTER]

IDEAS?

COME ON!

ACTUALLY, THE REASON WE CANNOT

SUPPORT A TREATY TO STOP THE

TERRORIST AND DRUGLORDS ARM

TRADE --

>> TED CRUX SAYS IT SHOULD BE

REJECTED IT'S INTERNATIONAL GUN

REGULATION AND SHOULD NOT BE

RATIFIED.

>> IT'S LAID WITHIN LANGUAGE

THAT COULD YOU DRIVE A TANK

THROUGH THAT THREATENS SECOND

AMENDMENT RIGHTS OF ALL

AMERICANS.

>> Jon: HOW DID THIS BECOME

ABOUT SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS.

TREATY REAFFIRMS THE SOVEREIGN

RIGHT OF ANY STATE TO REGULATE A

CONVENTIONAL ARMS PURSUANT TO

ITS LEGAL OR CONSTITUTIONAL

SYSTEM.

IF YOU CAN LINK THAT TO A THREAT

ON YOUR GUN OWNERSHIP THROUGH

SOME BIZARRO SIX DEGREES OF

CHARLTTON HESTON GAME.

>> THE TRADE TREATY IS SAY

TREATY THAT SEIZED OUR AUTHORITY

TO HAVE TRADE -- TRADE AGREEMENT

WITH OUR ALLIES IN TERMS OF THE

TRADING ARMS.

>> Jon: A TREATY THAT CEDES

OUR AUTHORITY TO THE UNITED

NATIONS.

IT'S A SYMBOLIC THING.

IT'S LIKE SIGNING THAT GIANT GET

WELL CARD TO CAROL.

IT DIDN'T COST YOU ANYTHING AND

YOU HAVEN'T CEDED YOUR AUTHORITY

TO WISH HER ILL.

BUT YOU DON'T SIGN YOU LOOK LIKE

AN (bleep).

THE UNITED NATIONS PASSED NINE

REGULATIONS AGAINST ISRAEL IN

ONE DAY.

IRAN IS THE RESOLUTION A MONTH

CLUB.

REMEMBER WHEN THE UNITED NATIONS

REJECTED OUR IRAQ WAR RESOLUTION

THUS FROM PREVENTING US FROM

WHAT MIGHT HAVE TURNED INTO A

DECADE LONG, TRLZ OF DOLLARS,

THOUSANDS OF CASUALTIES

QUAGMIRE.

WE WERE LIKE WE SHOULD INVADE

IRAQ AND THE U.N. SAID NO AND WE

WERE LIKE, OKAY.

[ LAUGHTER ]

SO LOOK THE SENATE REJECTED IT.

THEY REJECTED THAT TREATY AND

I'M SURE THAT IN NO WAY PUTS THE

UNITED STATES SENATE IN

TERRIBLE, TERRIBLE COMPANY.

>> IT WAS OVERWHELMINGLY

APPROVED 154-3 WITH IRAN, NORTH

KOREA WHY AND SYRIA VOTING

AGAINST IT.

>> Jon: THERE YOU HAVE IT.

THANK YOU UNITED STATES SENATE,

WE HAVE LITERALLY BECOME ONE OF

OUR OWN WORST ENEMIES.

WE'LL WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

[CHEERS A

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