Empire of the Gun

  • Aired:  04/10/13
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Republican Senator Pat Toomey and Democratic Senator Joe Manchin manage to stand together on gun control without engaging in a slap fight. (2:25)

>> Jon: WELCOME TO "THE DAILY

SHOW".

MY NAME IS JON STEWART.

WE'VE GOT A GOOD ONE FOR YOU

TONIGHT.

OUR GUEST TONIGHT, IF I MAY

TELL, I THINK YOU ARE GOING TO

ENJOY IT.

OUR GUEST TONIGHT IS KEN BURNS

DOCUMENTARINA.

AND BY THAT I MEAN A PERSON WHO

ONLY EATS DOCUMENTARIES.

[ LAUGHTER ]

STRICT DOCUMENT ARIAN.

BIG NEWS OUT OF WASHINGTON ON

THE GUN CONTROL FRONT.

>> THE FIRST BIG BIPARTISAN

BREAKWILLTHROUGH ON GUN LEGISLATION.

>> BREAKTHROUGH THIS MORNING ON

GUN CONTROL.

>> Jon: IT'S OH, MY GOD --

THEY FINALLY INVENTED A GUN THAT

KILLS OTHER GUNS.

[ LAUGHTER ]

AND WON'T FIRE IF YOU ARE CRAZY.

CAN'T THEY DO THAT?

CAN'T THEY INVENT A GUN THAT

DOESN'T FIRE IF YOU ARE CRAZY?

[LAUGHTER]

IT WAS A BIPARTISAN GUN CONTROL

PROPOSAL.

I'M BEING ABOUT TO SHOW YOU

SOMETHING.

THESE TWO SENATORS MANCHIN OF

WEST VIRGINIA, TOOMEY OF

PENNSYLVANIA REPRESENT DIFFERENT

PARTIES AND THEY ARE GOING TO

STAND TOGETHER ON TELEVISION

WITHIN STRIKING DISTANCE OF EACH

OTHER AND YET THEY WILL NOT

FIGHT.

LET'S HEAR WHAT THEY HAVE TO

SAY.

>> BACK HOME WHERE I COME FROM

WE HAVE COMMON SENSE, NONSENSE

AND NOW WE HAVE GUNSENSE.

>> Jon: INTERESTING HE BRINGS

UP GUNSENSE, I ACTUALLY SAW THAT

OFF BROADWAY IN THE 90s.

AND IT WAS TERRIBLE.

[ LAUGHTER ]

BUT I'M SORRY I CUT YOU OFF

BEFORE YOU GOT TO THE GOOD PART.

>> WHAT OUR MEASURE WILL DO IT

WILL EXPAND BACKGROUND CHECKS TO

PURCHASES OF FIREARMS AT GUN

SHOWS AND OVER THE INTERNET.

>> Jon: SPEAK OF WHICH, HOLY

(bleep) YOU CAN BUY GUNS OVER

THE INTERNET?

AND WITH NO BACKGROUND CHECK?

SHOULDN'T GUN PURCHASES HAVE AT

LEAST THE SAME PROCEDURAL RIGORS

APPLIED TO PORN SITE SCREENINGS?

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