Samantha Bee went all the way in on the NRA, our ineffective government (especially Florida’s) and, “high-capacity penis substitutes,” otherwise known as guns, Raw Story reports.
Bee began the segment clearly distraught, yet was able to produce one of the most compelling, tightest pieces of “The Daily Show”-style television of all time in reaction to the Orlando massacre:
“The standard operating procedure is that you stand on stage and deliver some well-meaning words about how we will all get through this together, how love wins, how love conquers hate,” she began. “And that is great and that is beautiful. But you know what? F*ck it! I’m too angry for that! Love does not win unless we start loving each other enough to fix our f*cking problems!”
“Mass shootings have become so frequent in this country that the only thing that will stop a bad guy with a gun is another bad guy with a gun who coincidentally came to shoot up the same place.”
“We can’t constitutionally get rid of all guns, but can’t we get semi-automatic assault rifles out of the hands of civilians? Yes! Sam Bee wants to take your guns away. The ones that mow down a room full of people in a second! Yes, I do want to take those guns away. These high-capacity penis substitutes.”
Bee spent plenty of time placing blame for the tragedy on Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who has consistently signed laws that relaxed gun restrictions in Florida over the course of his service to the state, which is more aptly described as assisting in his constituents’ murders.
From there, Bee diligently broke down all the ways we have failed to save ourselves from being randomly killed, not just out of negligence, but truly pure indifference. We are all somewhat complicit.
In the end Bee brought it back to prayer, and found an extremely cutting passage from the Bible that points out prayer alone is not going to cut it:
“James 2:17: ‘Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.”
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