Republican lawmakers endorse arming toddlers in debut of Sacha Baron Cohen’s new show

Republican lawmakers endorse arming toddlers in debut of Sacha Baron Cohen’s new show

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) in a screengrab from "Who is America?" (via Showtime) Sacha Baron Cohen’s new show Who is America? debuted on Sunday by embarrassing several Republican lawmakers. Cohen portrayed Col. Erran Morad, a former Israeli commando offering a provocative claim: He can prevent school shootings by putting “deadly weapons into the hands of America’s schoolchildren.” After impressing a couple of guns rights advocates with his program providing gun training for children “from the age (of) 16 down to the age (of) three,” Cohen obtained meetings with Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC), Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), former Senate majority leader Trent Lott (R-MS), and former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL). “Maybe having many young people trained and understand how to defend themselves and their school might actually make us safer here,” said Rohrabacher. The California congressman is perhaps an apt target for Cohen as there is no small amount of consensus that Rohrabacher is, let’s say, the sort that is easily taken in . “A three-year-old cannot defend itself from a assault rifle by throwing a Hello Kitty pencil case at it. Our Founding Fathers did not put an age limit on the Second Amendment,” said Wilson, who is most famous for interrupting President Barack Obama’s 2009 address to a joint session of Congress by yelling, “ You lie! ” Gaetz was not as enthusiastic about endorsing Cohen’s plan. “You want me to say on television that I support three and four-year-olds with firearms?” asked the […]

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