Parkland Shooting Survivors School Congress on Gun Violence: The Daily Show

Parkland Shooting Survivors School Congress on Gun Violence: The Daily Show


By now, we all know
the tragic story
of the Parkland, Florida
shooting.
A 19-year-old who had purchased
multiple weapons
walked into his high school
that he was expelled from
and shot and killed
17 students and teachers.
And even though these shootings
are happening
more and more frequently,
I refuse to get used to it.
I also refuse to accept the idea
that nothing can be done.
And look, my first instinct–
I’m gonna be honest–
my first instinct is to talk
about limiting guns,
but-but I’m an idiot. I get it.
You know, yeah, in my dumb mind,
I keep thinking
that gun violence
is somehow related to guns.
Haven’t quite
figured it out yet.
But the one thing
I am sure about
is that a lot of people
in America
think that after a shooting,
that is not the time
to talk about guns.
Yeah, apparently
it’s way too soon.
You see, there needs
to be a waiting period
before you can just
get a gun conversation going.
It’s a lot more responsible.
And now, if-if you told someone
that they had to solve
gun violence
but they couldn’t talk
about guns,
most people would be like,
“Well, then,
there’s nothing I can do.”
But most people
are not Fox News.
Because over the last few days,
Fox showed us
that once you remove
the obvious solution,
you have no choice
but to get creative.
We need to protect kids,
and that means we’ve got
to have metal detectors,
we’ve got to have
experienced cops–
I don’t care if they’re retired
or they’re still cops–
working in the schools,
and we’ve got to be able
to have perimeter controls.
Wait, wait, wait. Is she
still speaking about schools?
‘Cause it sounds like she-she
wants to build a compound
in The Walking Dead.
“Protect the kids. Build
a perimeter around the wall!
I need them dead now!”
So her idea
is don’t touch guns–
just turn the school
into a fortress. Yeah.
And, hey, wh-why stop with cops
and perimeter controls?
Why not post snipers
on the roof? Yeah.
Dig a moat. Fill it
with gun-eating sharks. Yeah.
Stick the heads of
other school shooters on spikes
outside the school
to deter another attack!
But, I don’t know, that-that
seems like a crazy idea.
You can’t have a school
with snipers and armed guards
patrolling the perimeter.
No, apparently, we need
those guns in the classroom.
We should start thinking
about arming teachers.
A minimum of six to eight
teachers and administrators
who are trained
in the use of firearms.
It’s an issue
of not enough superior firepower
to stop these killers.
So now you want teachers
to have guns.
Like, my teacher didn’t even
know who was talking in class.
Now you want to trust them
to shoot the right kid?
Think about it, how many times
did your teacher yell at the kid
next to the kid
who was talking? Huh?
Like, one time, my teacher tried
to hit one of the kids
with a blackboard eraser,
missed completely,
and hit the kid next to him.
You want to give
those people guns?
These ideas are so absurd.
It’s like a game show host
walked into Fox News
and just said, uh,
“The next category is
Worst Ways to Solve
Gun Violence. Go!”
Like, it might be kind of fun
to live in their world,
you know,
when you think about it.
Like, it’s a world free
of embarrassment.
No idea is too ridiculous.
‘Cause I’ve-I’ve got tons
of those ideas.
In fact, I’ll-I’ll give you one
right now.
All right, so, look, the problem
is school shootings, right?
So let’s just get rid
of the schools. Yeah.
Stick with me.
Stick with me, people.
You can’t school-shoot
without a school!
Everyone gets homeschooled–
that way,
no one can shoot their friends,
because homeschooled kids
don’t have any friends.
Problem solved.
(cheering and applause)
Actually, uh…
that was kind of fun. Yeah.
All right. All right, Fox News,
it’s your turn again.
-Self-defense classes are
the best thing for a kid. -Okay.
So it’s time that we actually
think about this rationally
and go, “How do you improve upon
this?” Well, you train them.
Learning combat,
learning hand-to-hand combat.
Hand-to-hand combat?
Does this guy know
what a gun is?
You see, it’s only hand-to-hand
if both people agree
to use their hands.
Hand-to-hand combat
will only help you
if the other person isn’t armed
or if their weapon of choice
is a wooden board.
Like, “Relax, everyone,
“I’ve trained
for this very specific moment.
Come here! Hi-yah!”
These ideas
are just priceless, man.
Ah! That gives me another one.
All right, I got it.
I got a few complaints
about my homeschooling idea,
so scratch that.
We keep the schools
and equip them
with huge super magnets, right?
Then, when a shooting starts,
a teacher presses a button
and the magnet
grabs everything metallic.
Yeah. I mean, yeah, we’ll lose
a few kids with braces, but…
that’s the price of freedom!
(cheering and applause)
Now, look, look, the truth is
we can’t blame people on Fox for
coming up with ridiculous ideas.
Right? It’s not their job
to be responsible
or even solve problems at all.
So they can just shut up
and dribble.
Solving problems
is the job of Congress.
Or at least I thought it was
until Florida Senator
Marco Rubio schooled all of us.
Someone’s decided
I’m going to commit this crime,
they’ll find a way
to get the gun to do it.
That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t
have a law that makes it harder.
It just means understand,
to be honest,
it isn’t going stop this
from happening.
Ah. Nothing inspires
more confidence
than a lawmaker who doesn’t
believe in the power of laws.
Yeah, it’s like
your pastor saying,
“Hey, man,
I would pray for your cancer,
“but, I mean, who knows
if this shit really works?
(laughing):
I don’t… I don’t know.”
(laughter)
And by the way, it’s weird how
Marco Rubio is super confident
in laws and their power
when it comes
to restricting drugs
and terrorism and abortion
and literally everything else,
and it’s only
when it comes to guns
that these people suddenly
become all Zen.
“Look, man, if the universe
wants it to happen,
“it’s gonna happen, man.
Yeah, we’re all just flowing
down the river of time.”
(laughter)
So another mass shooting, and
we’re in exactly the same place.
Don’t talk about the guns and
don’t bother changing the laws.
It feels like nothing’s
ever gonna change,
except this time,
there was one big difference–
those meddling kids.
Six days after the school
massacre in Parkland, Florida,
the nation’s youth
are seizing the megaphone.
They are demanding changes
to America’s gun laws.
WOMAN: On Tuesday, students meet
with state lawmakers
in Tallahassee, and from there,
prepare for rallies
this week in Parkland, Florida,
and across the country
next month,
including a march
on Washington.
It has to be more difficult
for somebody who is mentally ill
and disabled like him
to acquire weapons of mass…
weapons like an AR-15.
We don’t want to disarm America.
We want to make America have
to work for their weapons.
A 19-year-old who can’t purchase
an alcoholic beverage
should not be allowed
to purchase an AR-15.
They say that tougher gun laws
do not decrease gun violence.
We call B.S.!
Goddamn, these kids are not
messing around! Wow!
Yeah!
(cheers and applause)
I mean…
this also just goes to show how
upside down everything becomes
when guns are involved.
Like, now,
kids are acting like adults,
and adults are acting
like children,
cause you’ve got senators like,
“You’re taking my favorite toys!
This is so unfair!”
And the kids are like,
“You can’t have them
if you’re not responsible enough
to handle them!”
-“I hate you!”
-(applause and cheering)
“You’re not even
my real founding father!
I hate you!”
You know,
these kids are inspirational.
They’re doing town halls,
they’re marching on Congress,
all while mourning the loss
of their fellow schoolmates.
So what they may lack
in experience,
they seem to be making up for
with sharp moral clarity.
And I know some people think
“They’re just kids.
Can they really
make a difference?”
Well, think of it this way.
Their generation found a way to
make it cool to eat Tide pods.
(laughter)
So there’s nothing
they can’t do.

100 thoughts to “Parkland Shooting Survivors School Congress on Gun Violence: The Daily Show”

  1. I looked up the list of shootings across the world by date and it seems the ratio is 3 to 1

    3 being a school shooting in America

    1 being a school shooting literally ANYWHERE ELSE

  2. Why don't they just make guns a privilege, like make them only available to purchase to people 21 and above, maybe make it so that you need a license to own and sell them? Seems the only way if they can't just outlaw the guns outright

  3. you republicans disgust me, you rather let people die just because you can't give up going to a gun range with your precious guns.

  4. Wrong, it's not the mentally ill, it's people that are a danger to themselves or others. People that have suicidal and/or homocidal thoughts/ideations that shouldn't own guns. Plus, they will find a way to obtain those guns in illegal ways. Also, what do you mean by disability? There's physical, mental, and intellectual. So let me get this straight, a person who suffers PTSD from going to war shouldn't be allowed to own a gun, even though they thought for your freedom? Wow, mentally ill/disabled people aren't all dangerous people. I wish people could understand that.

  5. Banning guns won't stop gun violence. Metal detectors and armed teachers would be helpful. The teachers could have a lock box that the gun is in until they know there is a threat. The whole, "the teacher could miss" thing is stupid because anyone with a gun could miss.

  6. Banning guns won't stop gun violence. Metal detectors and armed teachers would be helpful. The teachers could have a lock box that the gun is in until they know there is a threat. The whole, "the teacher could miss" thing is stupid because anyone with a gun could miss.

  7. I'm trying to imagine, back in the sixties, a gunner leaving my best high school friend dead by my side, and ever getting over it. Until it happens to you, you can't either. Gun laws work. You should have to have insurance just like cars, and for the same reason. You should be old enough, get a permit, take a test, register your gun and buy insurance, just like a car. An AR 15 would be very expensive to insure.

  8. My teacher can’t even spell Venezuela properly, and they expect him to shoot a shooter. That’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard

  9. 2 years ago, school mass shootings in America are such shockers and the world is shookt to the core.. Now, we're just, "Oh, another one?" 🙄

  10. Another issue is mental health. Mental health, depression,ptsd,. Its not just guns and no one seems to talk about it

  11. The fact of the matter is that 90% of people who commit mass shootings will tell at least 1 person 80% will tell 2 and 50% will tell 3. So the police need to take this more seriously. Bullying also needs to be taken seriously by teachers and mental health needs to be a priority in schools. It's common sense but no one uses it.

  12. I stopped watching as soon as he said homeschooled kids don’t have any friends. I take great offense to that because I’m homeschooled and I’m tired of people making fun and making like homeschool is a bad thing. I love the message he’s giving about guns and stuff but that homeschool thing was unecessary.

  13. I am always amused that people can think anything concocted by self-serving politicians, especially laws aimed at restricting their own citizens, can be called "common sense". To paraphrase Andre the Giant, "I don't think that word means what you think it means"….

  14. It’s ironic conservatives are obsessed with guns, war , hand to hand combat. What’s next should we teach our kids to learn how to work tanks and grenades.

  15. Don’t say this happened because of guns, that’s ignorant bullshit. Go back further, its because this kid was bullied everyday until he couldn’t take it and his mental health was obliterated from everyday bullying

  16. I WILL NOT get used to this. I will NOT get used to this. I WILL NOT GET USED TO THIS.
    I remember Columbine vividly. I was in the 5th grade. It was a national fucking tragedy.
    And now there are school shootings I don't even hear about for months later…

  17. I am so proud of those fucking kids. So proud.
    Gives me so much hope for the future. For my own son who is only two. If these are the kids to inherit the world, we shall be okay one day. But hopefully, it won't be destroyed too damn badly before they inherit it.

  18. fox news : ok so how can we solve gun violence ?
    person1 : less guns
    fox news : nah
    person2 : mooorre guns maybe ?
    fox news : now that is a good a idea

  19. There is one thing about kids they always think that they know everything ontil they face the mistake that they made

  20. Make it hard for mentally unstable people to get guns? That's basically the whole. What's stable about the fact that to stop shootings you arm teachers? That is parents wont cry out if the damn teacher goes shooting down a kid with a gun trying to kill fellow kids. It will turn to maybe he is trying to show his fellow students his new toy.

  21. Fox News is like that cow in the field it just keeps eating and shiting and eating and shiting and eating and shooting when is it going to end

  22. As an American school student i think that it’s so stupid that we’re forced to go to school 5/7 days of the week with these wackos with guns and no one trying to stop them. Guns can’t fight guns if no knows who going to shoot and when they’re going to shoot. Mental health is a big issue in the American school system and honestly all of these politicians are just dismissing that it does tie into schools shooters. No one would shoot up a school if they were in their right state of mind. So we need mental health tests when you’re going to buy a gun.

  23. So if you have a guy with a gun do you take away his gun or do you give another guy a gun and hope he’s going to win the 50/50 odds and beat the bad guy.

  24. Ok so according to him gun laws do stop shootings from happening someone better tell Chicago and ny they have the most strict gun laws in America and maybe they won’t have the highest death rate from guns in America

  25. Problem is the teachers they need to do their job properly for example home work should no exist red flag fail them for not passing the home work teachers need to earn their money by student knowledge not they want more money

  26. It’s quite perplexing that such conversations are happening in America like on the Fox News . Hand to hand combat what a bunch of buffoons

  27. As a teacher may I say that giving us guns is so ridiculous. Half the teachers are stressed to the point of craziness. Yeah give a crazy person who deals with kids and parents a gun. Brilliant idea! That will end the school shootings😶😡.

  28. Its funny how you want us to give up gun rights. In the wrong neighborhoods because white folks want to go on a killing spree.

  29. Kids get shoot in a all white school but the schools for minorities are the ones that get metal detectors and harassed by cops.

  30. Teacher:Did you do your homework?
    Sudent:No
    Teacher: slowly puts hand in the desk
    Student:WAIT I HAVE IT!

  31. Noah Trevor is the only person with common sense where I can get my news from. If this is on TV every, more people will be smarter than most are now.

  32. Left is saying ban guns.
    Right is saying more guns.
    ..and I'm here like why don't we provide schools which psychiatrists which would notice and be able to help kids BEFORE it happens…but what do I know lol

  33. I think kids would learn alot more with law enforcement officials integrating with schools in some protective way

  34. I usually like trevor but this bullshit rather you make tougher gun laws criminals will find a way to get what they need so who the fuck will the gun laws effect the good people they slowly trying to sneak it in place I.agree with what was said there should be bullet proof doors panic area and room in case a situation y not have some secret teachers armed what could it hurt crazy idea a big magnet that don't let you take certain metals in don't sound that ready if a idea with this video.they gave trevor a agenda I can smell it bad trevor

  35. I can't believe adults can be so childish and talk about making schools into prisons. Just take away the threat, don't pump up on the defences. This is pure escalation.

  36. That’s it teach the teacher to be black ops it solves everything lol Na it would be easier to teach gun safety to prevent accidents and have parents and teachers take bulling and talk to these kids. In the case that they brought up was that the kid was bullied and treated like crap for years. So this could have been prevented it’s sad the loss of youth but it’s a lot of people’s fault for not taking the time.

  37. The whole teacher with guns argument is so stupid. When we had police officers come in to talk to us about active shooter situations and they told us that in the event an assailant is disarmed DO NOT pick up the weapon. Because they’re called there to handle a civilian with a gun they’re expecting violence and to be shot themselves. If they see a teacher in teacher clothes holding a gun they’re going to fucking fire. Let them do their job without them having to worry about killing innocents bc of politicians stupidity

  38. How about not allowing a citizen to hold a gun only security police and any other type of law enforcement and if someone tries to steal a gun they'll only have a knife and imagine someone robbing a bank or store with a knife

  39. game addiction is something you will never find in a Nigerian home or African continent as a whole

  40. PRAYERS TO EVERY FAMILY AFFECTED BY ALL SHOOTINGS IN THE WORLD🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

  41. Its funny that you need to license out guns to civilians. Other countries that doesnt allow firearms for public use doesnt hv so many gun deaths n shootings.
    Weapons are a business.. Theres one ally to US that actually insist US civilians still carry guns and weapons because its what they supply.
    Same reason as to why US need to spend military budgets and go into unnecesary wars.., same reason why this ally wants US citizen to carry guns still.
    Just look at other countries tht doesnt allow guns to public. Its safer from gun deaths. Public shooting ia almost unheard of.
    The only gun shooting are between police and certain high end criminals.

    You know whos america no 1 ally. The top weapons n firearms supplier. Ones who benefited from war n weapon use.

    Why do americans civillian need guns anyway? Why do you need to keep a tool tht can kill a person in instant? Other people can live without guns for civilians

  42. I know about 20 teachers in my school that are mentally unstable. I wouldn't trust them with defending me even if they were shooting point-blank with a fucking rocket launcher

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