The Daily Show perfectly shoots down the ‘good guy with a gun’ theory

Organizations like The NRA and GOP have long promoted the “good guy with a gun” theory, claiming that the world would be a safer if more “good” people had more guns.

Earlier in the week, combat veterans stood up to debunk that claim and The Daily Show’s correspondent, Jordan Klepper, hilariously shot down the popular slogan again.

Klepper demonstrated how easy it was to buy a gun and gain a conceal carry permit. In the segment, he first bought a stamp, submitted a conceal carry permit to Florida, and took an NRA gun safety course. Despite holding the gun sideways and joking around with the instructor, he passed the gun safety demonstration, take a a six-page test and was able to obtain the permit.

Klepper went to an A.L.E.R.R.T. (Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training) program, where he had to complete a simulation of an active shooter situation using paintballs, which resulted in Klepper being instantly shot in each trial. The instructor concluded that Klepper could legally to obtain a conceal carry permit even though he failed miserably in the simulation.

Also read: Combat veterans shoot down the NRA: ‘Good guy with a gun’ is based on a ‘fantasy world’

An FBI report stated that the real “good guys” that stopped active shooters are usually unarmed civilians. In fact, only 3% of active shooters have been stopped by a proverbial “good guy with a gun.”

Watch parts 1 and 2 here, via Comedy Central:

Featured image via The Daily Show.

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