WATCH: Sacha Baron Cohen Dupes GOP Pols With ‘Kinder-Guardians’ Guns for Toddlers Program

WATCH: Sacha Baron Cohen Dupes GOP Pols With ‘Kinder-Guardians’ Guns for Toddlers Program

Just hours ahead of Sunday night’s Showtime premiere of Who Is America? , a ten-minute teaser dropped, featuring its star, comedian Sacha Baron Cohen disguised as Col. Erran Morad , an Israeli anti-terror expert with an answer to America’s scourge of deadly mass shootings: arming kids. As it turns out, Kinder-Guardians, the name for the fictional program to get guns into the hands of children under age 7, garnered supportive on-camera statements from a handful of Republican politicians. “A 3-year-old cannot defend itself from an assault rifle by throwing a Hello Kitty pencil case at it,” says Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC). “The Founding Fathers didn’t put an age limit on the Second Amendment.” Former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott also said he was on board, calling the plan one that “America would be wise to implement.” “It’s something we should think about in America, about putting guns in the hands of law abiding citizens, good guys, whether they be teachers or whether they actually be talented children or highly trained preschoolers,” he says. Perhaps the most jaw-dropping statement of approval came from former Illinois congressman Joe Walsh , who now says he was tricked into reading it from a teleprompter. Walsh proudly pitches the weapons training course, speaking into the camera with confidence. “The intensive three-week Kinder-Guardian course introduces specially selected children from 12 to 4 years old to pistols, rifles, semiautomatics and a rudimentary knowledge of mortars,” Walsh says. “In less than a month—less than a month—a first-grader […]

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