Following the deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas last week that claimed the lives of 58 people attending a country music festival, SNL did not shy away from the issue of gun control during its “Weekend Update” segment. Colin Jost started off pulling no punches by saying, “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.”
He continued, making the following analogy: “The man owned 47 guns. No one should own 47 of anything. If you own 47 cats, you’re 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’s co-anchor Michael Che later joked that people shouldn’t be allowed to have more than one gun 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,” he said. “Learn karate or use your words!”
Despite SNL being a comedy show, Jost and Che make some valid points. So naturally, the sketch did not go over well with the Fox News crowd, and on Monday morning Fox and Friends invited NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch on to spin the unfavorable publicity.
“You don’t need guns, just learn karate or learn your words,” smugged host Steve Doocy, before turning it over to Loesch.
“I’m certainly not going to take any kind of firearm lecture from people who clearly don’t either own them or have never even fired them, and don’t even understand the concept of self defense, either. This idea that you’re going to have this six round limit, and then they compared them to cats, Steve, because you know, people all over the United States, every single day successfully defend their lives using cats.”
Loesch later went on to cry class warfare, claiming that Che and Jost can afford private security and that they work in a building with armed guards, and that “they wouldn’t go one single day without those armed guards.” “Why don’t you give up the firearms that your private security is holding?” she asked.
It seems a bit unlikely that Colin Jost and Michael Che are being trailed by armed security detail 24/7 like the dang president (although Che has not been shy in the past in admitting that he himself is a gun owner), but Fox News is gonna Fox News.