Scapegoat Hunter

  • Aired:  01/08/13
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The complexity of gun control requires all solutions not directly related to guns be on the table. (7:07)

>> Jon: WELCOME TO "THE DAILY SHOW."

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

I'M JON STEWART.

OH, WE'VE GOT A GOOD ONE FOR YOU TONIGHT.

GENERAL BILLY Mc-- STANLEY McCHRYSTAL.

LAST NIGHT WE TALKED FISCAL CLIFF.

IN THE WAKE OF THINGS THAT HAPPENED.

NEWTOWN A ROARA, PORTLAND, TUCSON -- IT'S A 22 MINUTE SHOW SO I'M NOT GOING TO LIST

EVERYBODY BUT FINALLY EVERYBODY IS READY TO TALK ABOUT GUN VIOLENCE.

THE PATROL HAS BEEN READY FOR QUITE SOME TIME NOW.

LET'S HAVE THAT CONVERSATION PEOPLE.

NOTHING IS OFF THE TABLE.

NO BAD IDEA.

IT'S A SAFE SPACE.

LET'S START THE DISCUSSION ON GUN VIOLENCE.

LET'S TALK ABOUT THE GUN CONTROL.

>> GUN CONTROL IS NOT GOING TO MAKE ANY KID SAFER.

WE HAVE TO GET THE REAL PROBLEM, THE REAL CAUSES.

>> Jon: SORRY, I JUST ASSUMED THAT BEGINNING A CONVERSATION ABOUT GUN CONTROL MEANT STARTING

WITH GUNS BUT YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE NON-GUN CAUSE OF --

[ LAUGHTER ]

-- GUN VIOLENCE.

YOU KNOW WHAT?

IT'S A CONVERSATION NO BAD IDEAS MAYBE THERE'S OTHER FACTORS WE SHOULD LOOK AT.

LET'S -- WHAT OTHER NONE-GUN CAUSES ARE WE TALKING ABOUT HERE.

WE HAVE VIOLENCE SURROUNDING US WE THINK IS OKAY.

>> VIOLENT VIDEO GAMES WITH NAMES LIKE BULLET STORM, GRAND THEFT AUTO CANO, FILM LIKE

AMERICAN PSYCHO, NATURAL BORN KILLERS.

>> Jon: NATURAL BORN KILLER AND AMERICAN PSYCHO.

HOLY -- HAS IT BEEN THAT LONG SINCE WE'VE HAD A CONVERSATION WITH GUN CONTROL.

BEEN THAT LONG THAT WE'VE DEFLECTED THE GUN CONTROL ARGUMENT WITH THE CORRUPT HOLLYWOOD MEDIA ARGUMENT?

THAT FRENCH GUYS HAD A POINT.

[ LAUGHTER ]

IT MAY BE AN INDIRECT INFLUENCE BUT THERE'S NO QUESTION WE GLORIFY VIOLENCE IN OUR CULTURE.

IF A MASSACRE OCCURS IN A SCHOOLHOUSE AND TV NETWORK HEADS HAVE TO SCRAMBLE TO SEE IF IT'S

GOING TO BUMP UP AGAINST THE PRIMETIME EPID SIC SCHEDULE THAT'S A (bleep) PROBLEM.

IS THIS TERRIBLE MASSACRE GOING TO EFFECT OUR NEW SHOW "MASSACRE" FRIDAYS AT 8:00.

THE HOT LEAD TO CORPS RAPER SVU STARRING -- AS FOR VIOLENT VIDEO GAMES I GUESS THEY ARE OUT THERE.

THE DUTCH SPEND MORE ON VIDEO GAMES THAN WE DO AND HAVE LESS VIOLENCE.

TO BE FAIR THEIR VIDEO GAMES ARE THE FIRST PERSON DIKE PLUGGING DRAWMA.

[ LAUGHTER ]

WE HAVE TO TALK ABOUT THE CULTURE AND SEE IF IT'S ADDING TO THE SOUP.

BUT LET'S LOOK AT ALL OF OUR CULTURE, HOLLYWOOD'S INFLUENCE ON THAT BUT ARE THERE OTHER

MEDIA INFLUENCES THAT SHOULD BE EXAMINED.

>> ARE INTEREST TERROR CELLS IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD?

>> THE NEW BLACK PANTHER PARTY OUTSIDE A POLLING PLACE.

>> THE SHARIA MOSQUES.

>> FOUR YEARS INTO TYRANNY WINNING.

>> IF YOU LIVE IN THE EAST, MAY I RECOMMEND GET THE HELP OUT OF EAST.

>> IT'S ARMAGEDDON.

>> YOUR RELIGION WILL COME UNDER AL TACKth IF OBAMA IS REELECTED, THIS COUNTRY IS OVER!

[ LAUGHTER ]

>> Jon: I'M NOT SURE WHAT HAPPENED.

I THOUGHT -- I -- I BLACKED OUT IN THE MIDDLE OF THAT AND WOKE UP WITH AN AK -- WHATEVER THIS IS.

I'M SURE I'LL GET LETTERS ABOUT WHAT THIS REALLY IS.

WHICH IS PLASTIC IS WHAT IT REALLY IS.

[ LAUGHTER ]

IT BRINGS US BACK TO THE MORE DIRECT ISSUE OF GUNS.

>> GUN CONTROL DOESN'T WORK.

>> Jon: OR NOT.

[ LAUGHTER ]

I KEEP FORGETTING WHAT ELSE?

>> WE HAVE A MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEM IN THIS COUNTRY COMPLETELY AND TOTALLY COLLAPSED.

>> Jon: OKAY, OKAY.

AGAIN, 100%.

THANK YOU, WAYNE LAPEEER FAR BRINGING THIS UP.

THE MENTALLY ILL LIVE ON THE STREETS AND ARE IN PRISON.

IT'S UP TO US TO HELP THEM FIND PROACTIVE CARE.

THIS IS WHAT WE HAVE TO ADDRESS.

>> WE HAVE NO NATIONAL DATABASE OF THESE LUNATICS.

>> Jon: OR THAT.

OR THAT.

[ LAUGHTER ]

I WAS GOING TO SAY COMPASSIONATE TOTAL CARE OF MENTAL ILLNESS OR LUNATIC DATABASE.

ALTHOUGH ISN'T THAT WHAT THE INTERNET IS?

ISN'T THAT A NATIONAL DATABASE.

WHAT WOULD BE THE CRITERIA FOR THE LUNATIC DATABASE?

WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO GET ON IT?

>> AMERICANS DON'T WANT TO BE ADDED TO THAT PILE OF DEAD PEOPLE THAT HAVE BEEN LEFT

DEFENSELESS BY THE U.N.

POLICIES.

[ LAUGHTER ]

>> Jon: LAPIERRE WITH TWO RS OR ONE?

I DON'T WANT TO CULL A CONVERSATION BRITT STARTS.

MENTAL HEALTH CARES THAT BE ON TABLE BUT THAT LEADS TO OTHER PROBLEMS, CRIMES, GUN, VIOLENCE.

>> WE DON'T HAVE A CRIME PROBLEM, OR A GUN PROBLEM, OR EVEN A VIOLENCE PROBLEM.

WHAT WE HAVE A SIN PROBLEM.

[ LAUGHTER ]

[ LAUGHTER ]

>> Jon: IS THIS ABOUT ME MASTURBATING?

IS IN A -- IS THAT WHAT THIS IS ABOUT?

LOOK, I DIDN'T KNOW THAT THAT WAS CONSIDERED A NATIONAL ISSUE.

[ LAUGHTER ]

LOOK, WE CAN DANCE AROUND THE ISSUE ALL WE WANT.

WE CAN BLAME MOVIES OR THE VIDEO GAMES OR THE MENTALLY ILL OR GOD AND WE HAVE TO PUT IT'S A

COMPLEX PROBLEM AND ALL SOLUTIONS HAVE TO BONE THE TABLE BUT IT'S TIME WE TALK ABOUT GUNS.

>> I DON'T WANT TO DO THIS.

I DON'T WANT TO DO THIS GUN CONTROL DISCUSSION RIGHT NOW.

THERE'S A DAY, A PLACE AND A TIME FOR ALL THAT.

>> Jon: IT'S TODAY, RIGHT NOW.

IT'S ABSOLUTELY THE TIME TO TALK ABOUT GUN CONTROL AND NOTHING IS -- SORRY.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

WE NEED TAKE A COMMERCIAL BREAK.

GUESS WE'LL TALK ABOUT GUNS WHEN WE COME BA

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