A clip of Australian comedian Jim Jefferies taking on the U.S. gun control laws is making the rounds online in the wake of the tragic shooting in Oregon that left at least nine people dead and more injured.
In the routine from the comedian’s Netflix special, titled “Bare,” Jefferies says that he’s not against the Second Amendment, but stop pretending having guns is about anything other than liking guns.
“I am all for your Second Amendment rights, I think you should be able to have guns. It’s in your constitution,” says Jefferies. “What I am not for is bulls*** arguments and lies. There is one argument and one argument alone for having a gun and this is the argument: ‘F*** off, I like guns.’ It’s not the best argument, but it’s all you’ve got.”
“There’s nothing wrong with saying, ‘I like something, don’t take it away from me.’ But don’t give me this other bulls***,” he continues, saying it’s not about personal safety, since chances are if someone breaks into your home, you are not prepared to shoot them.
He then says if you’re a responsible gun owner who keeps your guns locked up, then you have suddenly blown a giant hole in the “personal safety” argument, since you cannot ask an intruder to “wait there” while you go and unlock your safe.