Late night TV doesn’t often take on weighty topics, but when they do it is much watch TV.
You’ve probably seen comedian Amy Schumer on Saturday Night Live, in one of her many stand up shows or in her own Comedy Central show, Inside Amy Schumer and it had a unique New Mexico message.
A few months back we profiled Rep. Steve Pearce’s big campaign payday from the NRA and gun lobbyists in our report, “Rep. Steve Pearce took $112,931 from NRA, gun groups to stay silent on shootings.”
This week, in a four-minute clip you have to see, Schumer spoofs the Home Shopping Network as she and a c0-host sell guns.
When a convicted felon calls in expressing his disappointment that he can’t buy a gun, they simply put up a sign and – voila! – become a gun show so they don’t have to ask him any questions about his past.
Terrorists, callers with mental illness, even the blind, are encouraged to call in to order their guns because the NRA and gun manufacturers have paid millions of dollars in campaign contributions to enough members of Congress to keep any common sense laws regarding guns from ever becoming law.
And here’s the New Mexico message: they end by naming all of the Congresspersons bought off by the gun lobby. That’s Steve Pearce right there in the middle.
Friday bonus fun with Steve Pearce:
Take our quiz, “Who said it!? Donald Trump or Steve Pearce?” See if you can tell the difference!