Trevor Noah believes that protecting a piece of paper is more important to Americans than other people’s lives.
On Wednesday, the host of “The Daily Show” discussed the Senate’s advance of the bipartisan gun safety bill this week. The bill aims to improve background checks for people between the ages of 18 and 21, give incentives to states that pass “red flag” legislation, and close the “boyfriend loophole” that prevents partners from buying guns if convicted of domestic violence. .
The legislation advanced in the Senate after mass shootings killed supermarket shoppers in Buffalo, New York, and students in Uvalde, Texas, in May. But that didn’t stop Noah from mocking Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) for claiming the bill was “fully supporting the Second Amendment.”
“Oh, I agree with Senator Mitch McConnell. Thank God the precious Second Amendment was preserved. Oh yeah, I mean, I’m all for protecting children, except for the Second Amendment. Oh, did you see that little face? Have you seen? Whose is the Second Amendment? Whose is the Second Amendment? You’re so adorable,” Noah teased. “Sometimes I feel that Americans want to protect the Constitution more than they want to protect the Americans the Constitution is supposed to protect.”
Watch Noah’s full discussion of the project below: