The NRA’s Global Impact | Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj | Netflix

All right. Tonight, I want to talk 
about the National Rifle Association. You know the NRA,
the only time they’re quiet is whenever we have a national moment
of silence. And if you haven’t been watching the news,
they’re currently in total chaos. America’s most prominent
gun rights organization, with one of the nation’s most powerful 
lobbying arms, is in turmoil. The NRA is facing a major shakeup  after its current president, Oliver North,
announced he would be stepping down and not returning for a second term. North reportedly attempted 
to oust Wayne LaPierre. Basically, Wayne LaPierre,
their longtime chief executive, was beefing 
with their president Oliver North. Last month, LaPierre accused North 
of trying to extort him over financial wrongdoing, and LaPierre was right to worry
because North had the receipts, and they show that LaPierre
was burning through money like it was a rookie contract. Including almost 40 grand for clothes
on a single day, 18 grand for a car and driver in Europe, and $13,800 in rent payments 
for a college intern. That’s right. Wayne LaPierre, who’s almost 70,
tried to expense five grand a month for a twentysomething female intern,
and I know… we’re all thinking the same thing. Wayne LaPierre has a heart of gold. Don’t laugh. Her summer housing didn’t work out,
and she needed a place to stay. We need more people like Wayne LaPierre. This internal feud resulted in
Oliver North stepping down as president. But that was just the beginning 
of the NRA’s problems. The New York Attorney General is currently investigating whether
the NRA has violated their status as a nonprofit,
and I know you’re like, “Wait… The NRA is a non-profit?” That’s like finding out Guantanamo Bay 
was built by Habitat for Humanity. The guard would be like, 
“That rectal feeding tube is actually made out 
of Jimmy Carter’s old garden hose. So you respect it.” Now, all this turmoil came to a head at the NRA’s annual convention last month. But while everybody was obsessing over 
the NRA meltdown, something else was going down. This is a Fox News Alert. President Trump making moves 
to pull the U.S.  out of an international arms trade treaty, something the NRA has wanted 
for a very long time. Trump pulled the U.S. out 
of the Arms Trade Treaty, which was a UN resolution Obama signed 
in 2013 to help prevent the use of arms 
for war crimes and human rights abuses.
But don’t take it from me, take it from the host 
of my dad’s favorite TV show. The UN Arms Trade Treaty  could ask signatories not to export
weapons to groups or states which could use these weapons 
in crimes against humanity. Simple enough. Don’t send arms to Syria 
or Sudan or North Korea. Who could object to this? “Who could object to this?”
Well, Bashar al-Assad, Kim Jong-un, and obviously, Terry Gross. Terry Gross has been running guns 
into Darfur for decades. It makes total sense
when you think about it. Look, she does one interview a day,
and she’s somehow always on “vacation.” Come on, Terry. If you’re not going to stop running guns, then at least stop letting Dave Davies
fill in for you. You’re hurting people. The NRA hates the UN Arms Trade Treaty
because they think it will lead to gun control 
in the United States. That’s basically how they feel 
about everything the UN does. Which you can tell from
this super-emo video they made. The UN’s agenda?
To impose its own standard of freedom. Global gun prohibition. A bronze statue of a twisted gun 
outside UN headquarters stands as testimony to its agenda 
and its determination to fulfill it. The NRA is obsessed
with this gun that got its tubes tied. It’s known as “The Knotted Gun,” and it is a universal symbol 
for non-violence, and the NRA saw that and was like,
“Non-violence? Over my dead body.” The NRA has official consulting status
with the UN, which is bizarre. How could the NRA possibly be helpful 
at the UN? Think about it, like,
Zambia comes in, they’re like, “We need mosquito nets.” And they’re like,
“Have you tried shooting the mosquitoes? You have the right 
to shoot the mosquitoes.” The NRA has been opposing 
the Arms Trade Treaty for years. There is extremely strong opposition 
to this treaty in the United States. All based on the same objection: Infringement on 
the constitutional freedom of American gun owners. We are not gonna submit American freedoms  to these globalist vultures. Is this how Wayne LaPierre
describes nature? He’s like, “You got your globalist vultures,
your libtard geckos, and your cuck trees. It’s disgusting.” But just last month, 
Trump gave the NRA what they wanted. We’re taking our signature back. They all want the pen.
Can you believe these people? Should I give it to ’em? Famous pen. Just imagine all the manifestos that are going to be written 
with that pen. This is why we can’t be 
touchdown dancing  all over the NRA civil war. Pulling out of the Arms Trade Treaty was a significant win for them 
on an international scale. And that’s what I want
to focus on tonight, the global impact of the NRA. Now, I know that sounds strange. When you think of the NRA, 
you think of American gun rights, the Second Amendment, cowboy cosplay, gun shows. The easier it is for people
in other countries to buy guns, the better it is for American gun makers
who want to do business in those places. So the NRA has been influencing 
gun policy, exporting gun culture, and contributing to gun violence 
around the world. The NRA has actually been called 
the “spiritual godfather” of foreign gun groups, 
which I know sounds like a gangster movie starring Deepak Chopra. 
But the NRA… also has direct financial ties 
to foreign gun companies,  some of their biggest donors
are international gun manufacturers like Beretta and Glock, who have each donated 
at least a million dollars to the NRA, which makes them members 
of an exclusive donors club called… “The Golden Ring of Freedom,” where one of the perks 
is a special jacket. When I put the gold jacket on, I’ll feel the respect of 1,600 employees. It is a great honor. The NRA gave Brenda and I gold jackets, because we give them a lot of money. You don’t need the NRA 
to get an ugly, overpriced jacket. Just order one from Canada Goose. I own one. It’s ugly as fuck. Objectively. Okay? By the way, they ripped this jacket straight 
from the NFL Hall of Fame, which makes total sense
if you think about it. Football and guns have both given 
high schoolers brain trauma. Now, another reason the NRA… is working abroad is that they seem to think that 
gun control anywhere is a threat to gun rights everywhere.
Take Australia. The NRA has tried to repeatedly weaken
Australia’s strict gun laws, including the ones passed 
after a mass shooting in 1996, called the Port Arthur Massacre. Look what happened to Australia. When they had a huge shooting 
in Port Arthur, the conservative government banned
assault weapons. For the next couple of decades, 
there’s been not even one single mass shooting in Australia. And the NRA was like, “What kind of sick world
are we living in? We need to help these people get guns.” And then they got a call from a group 
in Australia called One Nation. Now, separately… those words don’t seem racist. But when you put them together, they do. Right? It’s like America, First. Duck, Dynasty. Roseanne. Just Roseanne. One Nation is a right-wing
Nationalist Party, and this is their co-founder
Pauline Hanson. Whoa! Hey, take it easy, Pauline. Asians don’t swamp, we infiltrate.
There’s a difference. Last year, some members of One Nation came
to America to meet with the NRA,
except one of them wasn’t a member. He was an undercover journalist 
and guess which one. Yeah. Look at him! No Australian is that Australian. What is wrong with this guy?
He could have just worn a suit,  but he just went to a store and he’s like,
“Get me all the khaki money can buy. Let me look like 
Crocodile motherfucking Dundee… while I go undercover.” Now, this undercover journalist, secretly recorded the One Nation members
who came to America. The fake activist then led
One Nation Chief of Staff James Ashby and Queensland senate candidate
Steve Dickson on a trip to America  to seek donations from the U.S. gun lobby. And while they were there, the NRA gave them talking points, including what to say
in response to a mass shooting. Lars Dalseide is one of the NRA’s
senior media liaison officers. If another mass shooting happens
in Australia, he advises One Nation 
to smear supporters of gun control by accusing them 
of exploiting the tragedy. Yeah. Mm-hmm. That guy is getting a lesson 
on how to spin the murder of children, and he’s reacting like he just heard 
“Uptown Funk” for the first time. He’s like, “I love that. What is this?” When that clip hit the internet, 
One Nation reps faced a lot of backlash,  but they had an airtight response. I’ll be the first to admit, 
we’d arrived in America, we’d got on the sauce, 
we’d had a few drinks, and that’s where those discussions
took place. They were on the sauce. I can’t tell if they came to America 
to meet the NRA  or have the best summer of their lives 
before they go to college. You know what? It’s fine. They apologized. They lived, they learned. But then, a month later… more footage leaked. A salacious strip club video 
has brought down  one of Pauline Hanson’s 
most trusted senate candidates. As secret footage of a One Nation 
Queensland Senate candidate Steve Dickson emerged from the shadows to spotlight a hands-on, 
booze-fueled September night out at a seedy Washington strip club. All right. That’s gross. But how much did they trust khaki guy? They’re like… “Hey, man. Like, why isn’t Dave getting
any lap dances?  And why is his armpit blinking?” 
They’re like, “Whatever. He’s our friend. We trust him.” No one has been able 
to roll back Australia’s gun laws. So, the NRA is trying to make sure 
nobody else pulls an Australia, which hasn’t been easy. Especially in New Zealand
after the Christchurch shooting. Six days. That’s how long it’s been 
since the deadly mosque shooting in New Zealand which took 
the lives of 50 innocent people,  and it took just six days 
for Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to announce a nationwide ban on all military-style,
semi-automatic weapons. I can tell you one thing right now, 
our gun laws will change. As an American, that’s incredible 
and disheartening at the same time. It’s like being Elon Musk 
and seeing someone move any of their facial muscles. He’s like, “Wait, you can just do that?” As New Zealand mourned, 
the NRA kicked into gear. You want to know the difference between
the anti-gun left and us here at NRATV? They call New Zealand’s all out gun ban
of semi-automatic rifles, quote “What leadership looks like.” We call it what tyranny looks like. But gun advocates 
didn’t just criticize the prime minister. The world’s most powerful gun lobby group,
the NRA, has offered its help and support to gun enthusiasts here. “Oh, yes. I think so.” I love the way she said that, 
that was like the nicest way to say fuck off. Out of curiosity… have we tried telling the NRA
to just bugger off? We should just do that. One member of New Zealand’s parliament
was even sent material that appeared to be sourced directly 
from the NRA, accusing her of trying to take away
their Second Amendment rights to own guns. The only problem is… New Zealand doesn’t have
a Second Amendment… or the right to own guns. They just think every country 
has the right to own guns, including Africa, because they probably 
think Africa is a country. The NRA was more effective in Brazil, where gun violence has been rampant.
In 2005, Brazil had about 36,000 gun deaths, which was even more 
than the United States. That year, Brazil held a voter referendum to ban the sales of guns
and ammunition to citizens. So a pro-gun group reached out to the NRA
for help and the NRA sent a lobbyist. Now, the NRA denies funding 
any Brazilian pro-gun groups, but the NRA’s messaging 
still made it into Brazilian ads. Now, you guys probably know 
NRA’s talking point. Keep your hands of our guns 
and our freedom. No, not that one. The other one. The only thing that stops a bad guy 
with a gun is a good guy with a gun. Okay, we constantly hear about good guys
with guns and during the referendum, this ad… coincidentally ran in Brazil. They talk about disarmament… but they forgot to tell the criminals. They want to take away the good guns. But they’ll leave the bad guns alone. This won’t end well. Disarming the citizens 
is not the solution. Vote against prohibition. Vote one. Vote no. That’s insane. How did they get Ethan Hawke 
for that role? The NRA keeps trying to convince people 
in other countries  that they have a right to own guns, but just like New Zealand, Brazil doesn’t 
have the right to bear arms. The gun lobby just made it up. But it looks like these ads 
were still effective. Polls taken before the vote on the gun ban
show that 80% of Brazilians were in favor of greater gun control,
but the law was defeated two to one. Brazil didn’t pass gun control and now, their current president,
Jair Bolsonaro, is rolling back what little gun control Brazil does have. Brazil’s far-right 
President Jair Bolsonaro is reversing earlier strict regulations that essentially prevented civilians 
from bearing firearms. In order to guarantee the citizens 
this legitimate right of defense, I, as president, will use this weapon. Why are these guys obsessed with pens? Like, at least Trump had a Sharpie. Bolsonaro’s got a classic Bic.
Come on, man. Get a pen that doesn’t have 
a bank chain on it. You can get that shit at Wells Fargo. Bolsonaro signed that legislation 
five months ago, and he signed another executive order 
easing gun rules earlier this month. Bolsonaro loves the NRA
and so does his son. Bolsonaro, as well as his son
who was involved in the campaign  have really made a big sticking point 
of their fandom, really, of the NRA. He has all these gun replicas
on the walls, NRA signs. What’s up, guys? I’m here in the U.S.A. As you can see, a lot of guns. This is the famous AR-15, the devil’s gun, AK-47, the terrorist gun, a 50,  people call it a 50, 
you can bring down a plane with it. I like how “bringing down a plane” 
is his sales pitch for this gun. He’s like, “This baby can do everything.
It can stop all the worst people, murderers, intruders, Delta.” Like, why is he so obsessed with guns? Have you guys ever noticed this?
Like, people who are into guns, are really into guns. They’re like swords. Nobody has one sword. You either have zero swords, or so many swords 
that your kids stop bringing friends over. There’s no middle ground. The NRA’s influence is all over the world:
Brazil, Australia, New Zealand. But they don’t just coach 
foreign gun groups, they help spread guns abroad 
without even leaving the United States. For the last 50 years, the NRA’s U.S. agenda
has been about passing laws  that make it easier to buy guns, own guns, and use guns. You’ve probably heard about these laws:
concealed carry, preemption laws, and stand your ground,
which came in the national conversation after George Zimmerman 
gunned down Trayvon Martin. Now, I just want to take a quick beat 
to give you guys an update on what George Zimmerman has been up to,
because it is fucking crazy. After he got acquitted for murder, he became a painter. He sold a painting 
for over a hundred grand. He tried to auction off the gun
he killed Trayvon Martin with. He failed to sell the gun, tried again, failed again, tried a third time, succeeded.
How? I don’t know. That same year, got divorced, so… he’s officially on the market. He’s like, “Look, I’m a multihyphenate, I’m a killer, auctioneer, racist,
part-time horrible artist, full-time piece of shit, no hookups.
I’m looking for love.” Now, that’d be a great Tinder profile
if he hadn’t gotten banned from Tinder. Oh, by the way, he also challenged DMX to a boxing match. DMX seems pretty chill
about the whole thing, telling TMZ… Now… I know you’re shocked by that,
but you know who’s not shocked by that? Anyone who knows anything about DMX. They’re just like, 
“Damn, DMX is getting soft.” All the gun laws the NRA supports encourage the spread of guns 
in the U.S., but those guns are also 
making their way south to Mexico. Mexico points the finger at the U.S. for not doing enough to prevent 
an estimated 213,000 firearms from being smuggled into the country. The impact of those guns is felt
across Mexico. The murder rate this year is expected
to surpass that of 2017 with more than 30,000 killings. 30,000 killings. And what makes that stat 
even more shocking is that Mexico only has one gun store
in the entire country. I’m serious. We drive into this open military 
base and pull up right in front of Mexico’s one and only gun store, what’s formerly known as the Directorate 
of Arms and Munitions Sales. If they have one gun store, is it like Trader Joe’s on a Saturday 
all the time? Like, you go in and it’s just like,
“Aw, shit. I was just trying to get a Glock
and avocados, but this is nonsense.” It’s like, “Yeah, come back on a Tuesday,
it’s better on a Tuesday.” “All right, 
I’ll come during my lunch break.” Between 2009 and 2014, 70% of traceable guns seized in Mexico
came from the U.S., and it’s honestly impressive
that we could get that stat because the NRA has lobbied
to kill universal background checks and funding for tracking gun crimes. I mean, come on. America is never going to track guns. The only way we’d ever start
tracking guns is if they converted to Islam, that’s it. And on top of that, the Trump administration 
has proposed something called the Arms Transfer Initiative,  which can make it easier 
for U.S. companies to export guns and harder for lawmakers 
to get data on gun sales. And as someone 
who loves using government data to make 400 different graphs a week, I’m personally upset by this. So not only… could we have less information 
on where the guns are going, we also won’t always know
who the guns are going to, because the NRA has also fought to keep
straw purchasing laws weak. Straw purchasing is when
you can’t legally buy a gun  so you get someone else to buy it for you. You know, the same way 
teenagers get Four Loko. Straw purchasing is one of the main ways
criminals acquire firearms. And it’s something 
the NRA has fought for years. This gun was bought by two
U.S. citizens on behalf of a Mexican cartel. The investigation revealed 
a whole straw purchasing network, but their charge was based on lying 
on the paperwork. So what you’re prosecuting them for
is the fact that they filled in the form wrongly? Correct. There is currently 
no firearms trafficking statute that we can prosecute someone for. It doesn’t stop there. A huge number of recovered weapons 
in Central America can be traced back to the United States. 29% of guns in Guatemala, 46% of guns in Honduras 
and 49% in El Salvador. That’s half of the traceable gun supply
coming from America. And the gun violence in Central America 
is fueling the migrant crisis. Many immigrants say they’re fleeing 
gang violence in their home countries. Rival gangs like MS-13
and the 18th Street gang  kill thousands per year. This 16 year old fled 
with her two-year-old son. “It was one of the toughest decisions 
of my life,” she said. “But I’m afraid for my son
because of the violence and gangs here, so I had to try.” That’s heart-wrenching. And you would think 
that most people would understand that. But the NRA isn’t most people. The immigration invasion is real. These people are coming here 
to do harm to Americans. They dismember, 
they mutilate, they torture. Until you can prove to me 
that their borders are closed, you know, and that no one’s coming across 
with the intent to do harm or weapons, don’t talk to us about gun control. But we have to talk about gun control. The NRA has had undue influence 
on American politics for the last 50 years. But if the New York AG’s investigation
finds that the NRA can’t call themselves a nonprofit, that wouldn’t just hurt their bottom line. We would finally be recognizing 
the NRA for what they are: a political organization
with global influence. But that’s just a hope. As it stands, the NRA’s domestic push 
for loose gun laws is helping weapons flow to Central America,
which is contributing to violence, which is causing people
to flee that violence and seek asylum in the U.S., which the NRA is using 
to sell looser gun laws, and this cycle shows no signs of stopping. Look, the NRA clearly loves guns. Right? They obviously want 
to spread guns internationally, and yet, they are panicking about
immigrants invading with those guns. But maybe… those immigrants aren’t invading. Maybe, they’re just returning those guns 
to sender.

100 comments on “The NRA’s Global Impact | Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj | Netflix”

  1. Trickbaby says:

    Molon Alabe

  2. Bruno Simões says:

    Love how you mention South Korea and Syria who probably never bought guns from the USA. What about many countries in Africa and the biggest of them all the Saudis.

  3. 1usi0n says:

    Canada has a gun problem now too thanks to dumb ass americans

  4. IMO Reviews says:

    It is scary af that globalist want to take guns from Americans… Awkward

  5. Lars Chue says:

    Make Australia and Kiwiland Asian/Indigenous again.

  6. Liliana Conde says:

    What and IRRESPONSIBLE conclusion!!!!! ⚰️

  7. ok nice says:

    We need the NRA

  8. simon wang says:

    The audience obviously aren't listeners of Fresh Air. Philistines

  9. supaduppaman003 says:

    What’s the name of the intro song from the skit in the beginning?

  10. Carlos Ruiz Checa says:

    "The NRA will continue working to protect the constitutional rights of all freedom-loving Americans"
    "This domestic terrorist mercenary organization", in a cynical and cowardly manner, believes that all citizens of the United States of America are; misfits, cowards and murderers, of unarmed innocents, like all these cowards murderers who have slaughterer innocents with assault weapons.
    That they will continue to protect the rights of "The Freedom-Loving Americans", where are the rights? of the innocents who have been slaughterer, by these cowards who used these weapons, this terrorist organization is nothing more than a mercenary organization that receives large amounts of money from those who produce these weapons!

    "La NRA continuará trabajando para proteger los derechos constitucionales de todos los estadounidenses amantes de la libertad"
    "Esta organización mercenaria, terrorista doméstica", de manera cínica y cobarde, cree que todos los ciudadanos de los Estados Unidos de América son; inadaptados, cobardes y asesinos, de inocentes desarmados, como todos los cobardes asesinos, que han asesinado a inocentes con armas de asalto.
    Que continuarán protegiendo los derechos de los estadounidenses amantes de la libertad, ¿dónde están los derechos? De los inocentes que han sido asesinados, por estos cobardes que usaron estas armas, ¡esta organización terrorista no es más que una organización mercenaria que recibe grandes cantidades de dinero de quienes producen estas armas!

  11. Heather Gillett MUA says:

    Guns are evil – the NRA is doing the work of Satan.

  12. Julia Molin says:

    You're not going to address the dude's t-shirt at 17:02?

  13. Daft Maul says:

    Khaki guy better than James bond!

  14. Alexia's Shado says:

    23:02 Shook me up. Grew up in SoCal where I became a homeless teen until the state picked me up and put me in foster care. While I was out there, I learned a gang sign and told I might need to use it in the area. All these years I assumed it was just a local gang, but hearing that people are leaving thier country to escape the 18th Street gang equal to MS13 makes me more afraid for my past self and all the other kids I met that disappeared on the streets. Damnit, I hope they're okay… We weren't okay when we met and statistically, things just get worse as time passes.

  15. BK Fett says:

    The man in the golden jacket is the owner of midway usa, which is one of the largest gun accessory supplier is the usa. He make his employees get a nra membership to keep the job they where hired for. Have pro gun and pro right political signs, and heads of animals all over. But i wear a shirt with Bushs face with the words international terrorist on it and everyone losses their mind

  16. Neuby Doo says:

    Religions and the NRA should never be tax exempt, but how else would they create the new world order while telling their minions they’re fighting against it?

  17. Dark Knight says:

    Gun Control is NOT same as banning:
    1) Six sigma certified professionals go through rigorous training and exams. Certifications expire so they must keep themselves up-to-date. Same type of rigorous training, certification (both physical and mental), background check is REQUIRED for Gun owners every "year".
    2) Just like cops, Gun owners MUST wear a body cam, notify police control room that he/she is carrying a gun and give a reason for loading the gun. If the body cam is NOT turned on/working, but the gun is loaded, a signal must be sent to 911 and the Gun must be immediately confiscated.
    3) People with any mental or physical issues, economic or personal issues can NOT possess a gun. Every gun owner MUST be thoroughly vetted to ensure they are NOT lonely ALL the time (lonely brain is devils workshop), and they MUST let ALL social media and bank accounts be monitored ALL the time.
    4) A person owning a gun must be as fit and as rigorously drilled as a cop.
    5) If he is NOT eligible to be a cop he is NOT eligible to own a Gun. That's the "type of" (stop arguing) physical and mental health and commitment a person should display to own a gun.

  18. Dukeljk says:

    Another leftest on tv. Did we really need another one?

  19. GarrettCube says:

    At this point i am convinced the NRA is helmed and advertises to literal psychopaths. I mean, who in their right mind would push so hard to ensure guns are so commonly obtained and protected, especially when there is a nationwide issue with shootings and massacres thanks to the easy access to a tool literally designed to kill (they’re called military grade for an f-ing reason)?

    It’s insane that these people have so much power to lobby and destroy any chance at truly fixing this issue.

  20. Kjetilstörm says:

    "trump had a sharpie"

  21. senselocke says:

    Another part of the problem with the NRA: They prevent adequate records being searched–no digital records allowed. For real. People kept asking why the Vegas shooter buying dozens guns over such a short time didn't raise any flags at the ATF or FBI or NSA. Well, because legally, it can't. Gen retailer records kept by the ATF cannot be electronically searchable. They have to be searched by hand.

    Why? The NRA. In '78, the ATF tried to require quarterly updates of gun sales. The NRA lobbied against it, and Congress reduced the ATF budget by $5 million–the exact amount the ATF was asking for for computers for electronic records. Then in 1986, the Firearms Protection Act (Funny, that–guns have their own protection act but the Voting Rights Act is under attack…) bans the ATF from creating a registry of guns, gun owners, or gun sales. And there has been a rider in every spending bill from 1979 through 1911 barring the ATF from "consolidating or centralization" of gun dealer records. And in 2011, that rider was made a permanent prohibition.
    Sure, they can image them–but they can't use OCR (Optical Character Recognition) to make them searchable, and they can't force quarterly updates from sellers, and they can't allow electronic submissions of that data. Oh, and a hell of a lot of those records have water damage and are nigh unreadable.

    This guy taking 23 guns to a hotel and shooting wouldn't have been stopped. But this guy buying 33 guns in a year as well as bump stocks and ammunition certainly would have triggered some automatic review if the systems in place weren't run like a 1964 amateur library. If the ATF had a full electronic, searchable database, this shooter would have been stopped and put on a watch list months or years ago. That alone might have been enough to dissuade him from his actions.
    Recording and referencing sales of firearms, ammunition, and firearms parts through federal registration sounds an awful lot like "gun control" to me.

    Calling your lawmakers and demanding that they overturn this asinine restriction, so that the ATF can receive and process electronic records, and can legally scan existing records, will not only massively reduce the amount of warehouse space and record-keeping staff they use, but it means some nutjob stocking up can actually be matched to records the FBI or NSA are keeping of potential extremists. It could actually stop some of this not only before someone commits an atrocity, but maybe even before they really get far in planning it.

    Thoughts? I mean, I understand people have qualms about the government knowing how does and doesn't have weapons, but they have drones and missiles and a full military and control of power, water, communication, and a full records of where you go, what you read and what you say online going back decades–all authorized, oddly, by the same people who express such worry about infringing second amendment rights in the first place. So letting the government in to see absolutely everything you say and do and buy, except firearms, seems a little crazy to me.

  22. Steven Sanchez says:

    American freedom and Starbucks coffee. Nice deal. Don't forget coffee from Etheopia

  23. sublime3784 says:

    No one can replace Jon Stewart but Hasan Minhaj and John Oliver (and Some More News) have done amazing in stepping up to the plate.

  24. Jason Switzer says:

    The NRA represents the gun companies that want to sell Kim and co the guns. They NRA could not give less of a crap American gun rights unless it is the right to buy another gun.

  25. Allenwrench says:

    Operation Fast and Furious wasn't the NRA – It was the USA's ATF……… and the CIA smuggled all that cocaine into the US to buy guns and ammo for the Nicaraguan Contras – that wasn't the NRA either……… maybe you should do a piece on the ATF and CIA …………

  26. Andersen Zheng says:

    23:05 at 16 yo with a 2 yo son. WHAT THE..

  27. Paul Makinson says:

    The NRA should be declared a terrorist organisation in civilized countries.

  28. Jacqueline Saxena says:

    That's nothing to do with being anyone's leader. How superficially stunted, and for an old f***er.

  29. Dark Knight says:

    2nd amendment says "Well regulated militia"
    Gun ownership must be highly regulated- to own a gun you must be highly trained, black belt certified, rigorously scrutinized (mentally and physically) and you 'MUST' comply to wear a body cam (like cops).
    Right now every punk with mental n physical issues own a gun.

  30. elweasel2010 says:

    7:49 This is wrong there have been mass shooting in AU since the AU ban went into effect. Most recent in June 4, 2019 Darwin. Don't believe check for yourself.

  31. elweasel2010 says:

    Yes, lying on the background form is a felony is punished as a felony. And many states have separate strawman purchase laws. How many facts can one show get.

  32. Carena Thompson says:

    Hasan gonna fk around and win an Emmy. Good on him!

  33. Blue Pencil says:

    Pro-Gunners "How dare you stand on the graves of those children to put forth your political agenda?"
    Translation "How dare you report what our guns are doing to those children to disprove our political agenda?"

  34. epiclolyay says:

    Oh no not fucking pauline hanson

  35. Derick Ryan says:

    Google and Youtube mean to do harm to the conservative party by means of mass-induction of carefully selected new societal norms.

  36. Jonathan Redfern says:

    70% of traceable firearms doesn't mean that much when a significant percentage of the firearms used by Mexican cartels have their serial numbers erased or are otherwise untraceable.

    He conveniently forgot to mention that the ATF were actively and knowingly allowing firearms to be trafficked into Mexico. They did so for years as part of Operation Wide Receiver and later Operation Fast and Furious(now collectively known as the ATF Gunwalking Scandal). They ignored the protests of the gun dealers and agents involved, and let thousands of firearms be taken across the border by known cartel associates. In some cases ATF funds were used to buy the firearms before they were handed off to the smugglers. The ATF had no plan of how they would track the firearms and did not notify the Mexican authorities about their operations. They just let the guns disappear and waited for them to start showing up at crime scenes, which they did. Then, when one of the firearms was linked to the murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, the government tried to go into full cover-up mode. This resulted in Attorney General Eric Holder being held in criminal contempt of Congress(first time in history) for refusing to hand over documents relating to the gunwalking operations, and President Obama exercised executive privilege, also to withhold documents. Eric Holder even had the nerve to say that the US government was "losing the battle to stop the flow of illegal guns to Mexico." It's not clear what the ATF was trying to achieve, but there are theories that they wanted to use the resulting gun crime in Mexico to try to justify gun control in the US. There's no proof of that, but it does make sense, especially when you see stuff like this episode in the media. Before you blame the NRA, try looking at the people who were knowingly complicit in gun trafficking. Most of the firearms that the ATF allowed to "walk" into Mexico are still missing or in criminal hands to this day.

    I want to make clear that I'm no fan of the NRA, in fact I can't stand them. They have been working against gun rights and supporting gun control laws since at least 1934. They exist only to make money, so One Nation were plain stupid to expect to get money from them. NRA members are rapidly fleeing to Gun Owners of America(GOA) and the Second Amendment Foundation(SAF). I am a member of both and have been for a while.

    Straw purchases are 100% illegal and have been for a long time. For some reason, prosecutors seek minimal sentences for straw purchases, despite gun owners repeatedly calling for them to enforce those laws properly.

    Also, New Zealand, as part of the Commonwealth, does have a right to possess firearms under the English Bill of Rights Act 1689. The Act predates the Second Amendment by over 100 years, and still carries weight of law today. Many Commonwealth countries refuse to recognise that right, but it still exists.

  37. Brian Allen says:

    NRA sucks. GOA 4 lyfe.

  38. Brian Allen says:

    So what I'm taking away from the second half of this is, I should be fucking grateful I live in a country that has a 2nd amendment…

  39. DEY WEY says:

    Australia's gun related crimes tripled after the ban


    make an episode on VEGANISMMMMMMM


    His last sentence and then the theme track, mindfuck

  42. Zombobo Smith says:

    I not argue the merits of gun control with people in comments sections, (I'll not generalise and say Americans in toto), as it's like banging my head against a wall. But I'll say in the UK, when we drop our 6-7-8 year olds off at school we worry they'll tell the teacher about the wierd smelling plant daddy sometimes smokes after work or that he'll come home with another party invite and present i need to buy for kids I've never met. None of us worry about them being shot in class

  43. MickNJ1979 says:

    I'm gun owner and I have bunch but I dont go running g around neighborhood with them each nation has its customs let everyone be.

  44. Viktyr Gehrig says:

    It is incredibly painful, being an American supporter of gun rights– as a matter of human rights– on an international level but knowing that your only "allies" in this regard are more interested in arming rogue states for an easy dollar than advancing the cause of liberal democracy. The NRA wants to posture itself as a civil rights organization, but all of the civil rights organizations I endorse support other civil rights organizations.

  45. Hondo Flatty says:

    And done with your channel

  46. Jeff Jeffries says:

    Hearing/seeing an overuse/repeating of "actually", "obviously" and other words/phrases? Learn more about the conspiracy @

  47. Shubham Bhushan says:

    Judging by Wayne Lapierre's clothe expenses and his gun nuttery, I am certain he's a closeted gay. He just needs to come out, seriously it'll be so much better for all of us

  48. Julio Cesar Garcia Zavala says:

    where he get that sweater from tho

  49. Wardges M. says:

    beat at the end of the video please?

  50. Roman Gillund says:

    Have we forgot the bombs and weapons Hilary sold to terrorists to kill our citizens? How did she make hundreds of millions? Complain about NRA lol. Go look at the real problems and stop worrying about taking away rights. Go get the real criminals.

  51. mostlyHarmless says:

    Second amendment to defend against a despotic gouvernment regime. Kinda love that.

  52. isse roble says:

    If you could talk through a preoccupied audience you would understand why my really upset passion speach about the third one this week about last night tonight daily is that there’s a way that even I don’t know Just gonna hands down some Devine commandments upon you. Your not establishing a motem before you skid to the next send stay away from apple jack scheese send stay away from me apple jack cheese send so. So it’s fair and balanced. I can do walks faster than your hair grows. Big budget ideas little budget ideals. I going Normam and getting a a farm and some fertile females and some Firth’s male to shar one to guard my earnings. Try a totem stack where you actually ramble into a stack. Of Benjamin’s. All I do is prophecy. I’m a prophet. It’s my only thing. Let me have that.

  53. 林鼎鈞 says:

    You probably want to look into Asian black market guns
    American gun is causing problems around the world

  54. Ryleigh Rukovska says:

    People go through marksmanship training to excel in using a firearm and they think Karen down the street there can successfully take down an adversary?! Some people can’t even aim in the toilet right, I sure as hell am not trusting some regular joe with a fatal weapon. Lol why is that even a feasible argument.

  55. mohamed jameel says:

    I am sorry hassan, you fucked yourself up at the end with mexico having 1 gun store and 30k killings all with illigal weapons…… although I am with you about stricter laws. Just give good citizens the ability to protect themselves

  56. UNCLE SAM says:

    Shoot the NRA

  57. Gustav G. says:

    (sorry for any grammatical errors, the translation is not perfect in google translator)

    This man forgot to say that in the referendum on the ban on firearms in Brazil, 70% of the population voted "no!" And against the will of the people, the government banned the sale of weapons, all citizens were instructed to surrender their weapons to the states in exchange for financial compensation, 50 million weapons were delivered and destroyed! In 2005, 30,000 people were killed by firearms in Brazil, over 15 years ago, theoretically, no one can have firearms in Brazil, and in 2018, 65,000 people were killed by firearms here in Brazil. only disarmed those who follow the law! the bad guys are still armed! This only protected a tyrannical government from robbing and exploiting the people without fear of an armed revolution.

  58. SquigglesZero says:

    Oy oy oy! I only have one sword! If we do not count wooden ones.

  59. NICK M says:

    Liberal Soy boy

  60. yjelaidan says:

    Never know when humanity will get rid of hypocrisy and corruption….probably never until God brings one day the day of judgement

  61. Robert Williams says:

    Do you know what's louder than logic? MONEY, MONEY, MONEY!…(money).

  62. Ab Panda says:

    I know the best solution. It's been working it seems. It's all about thoughts and prayers.

  63. Adhvaith Thurvas says:

    NRA: "no gun control laws! everyone should have guns!"
    World: "ok"
    NRA: "no universal background checks, no tracking gun crimes, that is tyranny!"
    World: "ok"
    Also world: is on fire, crime is rampant and everyone's getting killed
    NRA: "finally, the ideal world"

  64. Honest Opinion says:

    Let's do not Forget that The Catholic Church takes a lot money from the NRA.
    Burn the Bible and End Hypocrisy!

  65. Kas Cuev says:

    National Retard Association national rogaine agency natural regect advocates national retardation agenda

  66. Queer Astrology-Club says:

    Hassan is getting hotter

  67. Sebastian Minney says:

    The second amendment shall not be infringed !! Period !! It's my God givin right

  68. Remember Neda says:

    I thought I would add some Dark Humor. I know many of you like it. Think of it as getting your audience's attention.
    May 24, 2013
    Suicides account for most gun deaths
    By Drew DeSilver
    Suicides by gun accounted for about six of every 10 firearm deaths in 2010 and just over half of all suicides, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
    Since the CDC began publishing data in 1981, gun suicides have outnumbered gun homicides. But as gun homicides have declined sharply in recent years, suicides have become a greater share of all firearm deaths: the 61% share in 2010 was the highest on record. That year there were 19,392 suicides by firearm compared to 11,078 homicides by gun (35% of all firearm deaths). The rest were accidents, police shootings and unknown causes.

    So then, many of you USA gun owners will eventually kill yourselves with your own guns. I am sorry for you and your family's loss. Since we are all Human, we share common origins and virtually identical DNA. We are all extended family.

    Sorry I can't come to all your funerals. It is not physically possible unless your estates or the Government Simulcasts via the Television or the Internet all of the gun suicides nationally. I will think of you though. I will not be one of you. While I do own guns, and I sleep with one beside me. She is my cold steel companion there in case…a true threat comes into my home. But I never take her out. She is too shy. She prefers to stay holstered and covered warm and snug.

    But enough of my sickness. How about yours? Will you talk to someone soon? Will you seek help? I hope so. You deserve it. You have value and your life matters. Yes our tiny, short, one in 8 Billion lives matter. Otherwise, why fight to protect it? If not ultimately important, then we would be justified to end it. But don't
    Every time I paddle out in some warm Florida surf or hike in the mountains of Eastern Europe or just see my son's a few minutes a day, or just sit in the garden, I think life is good. Sure it is short and it will be over very soon for me. So that is why again I say, don't get mad at me. Get mad at the Hate and Anger that is caused by fear and self loathing that seems to come from a Competitive Survival world. It does not have to be that way.

    I will give you a way out of this world. And I will give you a better life for ever after. That is what was promised and that is what is waiting? I don' know really. But lets say either way, Paradise or Oblivion, it does not matter. For right now, just breath the air and feel the sunlight and be aware that life is good if you value it, all life and all time. Not only our time, but the time beyond us. We need to protect this place, this really tiny speck of Blue in the Darkness. It's the only home we have. It's ours, all of us.

  69. amal lukose says:

    16 year old with 2 year old son,wft

  70. arshadh mashoor says:

    Can anyone guess the dislikers of this video??

  71. HITMAN AGENT-X says:

    none of your jokes were funny

  72. lukassnakeman says:

    nra is selling the disease and cure in a package deal around the world.
    "oh you got some gun violence there? you know what will fix that? more guns"
    when are people going to realize that they are just a mouthpiece for the gun and ammunition manufacturers who just want to boost sales by stoking the fears of people

  73. Remington Bradley says:

    BTW The NRA does NOT ban guns from their conferences. They didn't allow firearms on a couple occasions… When the president visited in April of this year due to secret service, and in Nashville 2015 during a convention there was an AUXILIARY and private music venue where they did not allow firearms. The primary music venue allowed firearms as well as the convention but due to the specific arena's regulations, NRA members were not exempt.

  74. Don'tEvenThink says:

    As a New Zealander I find hilarious to know that the NRA complained about their rights and the second ammendment.

  75. ASID Popzz says:

    I thought NRA stood for National Reconnaissance Agency…

  76. Conservos says:

    At 14:04 at least Minhaj proved he's not one of those crazy gun-grabbers who thinks the US has more gun-deaths than any other place on Earth. When it comes to murder rates, the US is not even in the top 20, though our homicide rate is nothing to brag about. He could have added that the US has more than 100 million more people than Brazil though.

  77. Ellie Prather says:

    if anyone wants a good laugh

  78. Caetano Limoli says:

    Bolsonaro's son, the one in the video, is famous for having a micropenis.

  79. Jerry Snowe says:

    Thank god for the NRA. Glad I'm a member now more than ever.

  80. Prithwish Dutta says:

    Incredible work Hasan brother love from India 💖

  81. Opera Ghost says:

    How much did they pay you Hasan? That money is drenched in the blood of Patriots who don't want totalitarian government. FROM MY COLD DEAD HANDS

  82. Roger Smith says:

    Malcom X

  83. Harshit Madan says:

    Self defence is a human right

  84. joe cole says:

    Reduce gun crime ideas 1. Accused of a gun crime-NO BAIL 2. Convicted of a gun crime- NO PAROLE 3. Convicted of a gun murder- DEATH PENALTY.

  85. joe cole says:

    Democrats wanted the Brady bill but the big city Mayors won't enforce laws against illegal handguns. Now the Democrats want more gun control laws they have no attention of enforcing.

  86. pop5678eye says:

    'Good guy with a gun.' Also known as the police.
    'A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of the state…' The part of the Second Amendment most NRA advocates don't quote!

  87. pop5678eye says:

    White man brandishing an assault rifle as his profile pic? 'So patriotic.' Any skin color darker than that doing the same thing? 'Madman! Terrorist!'

  88. Jek says:

    I feel like the NRA is the start of "PURGE" movie.

  89. chipmunktubetop says:

    This is criminal.

  90. DabbinGeo Master says:

    Why does that guy in the vote no commercial kind of look like chandler?

  91. International Harvester says:

    He sold illegal AR-15s. Feds agreed to let him go free to avoid hurting gun control efforts

  92. Reige17 says:

    Ya know, the Trump Admin is always crying about how there are dangerous people in Mexico… Why don't they just stop selling weapons to said dangerous people? They can start by cutting off the NRA.

  93. Branden Sloncik says:

    Molon Labe mother fuckers!!!!

  94. collinsfriend1 says:

  95. Cee Alcantara says:

    Mexicans need guns from the Cartels that were ARMED by Obama.

  96. Karthikeyan Jayachandran says:

    Zambia needs guns to kill mosquitoes. Lmao.

  97. Bharat Gangwani says:

    NRA: [Destablizes Latin American societies by fueling gun violence through the decriminalisation of the sale of arms to cartels]

    Migrants: [Flee to evade the rising gun violence and death caused by the influx of guns]

    NRA: [Pikachu face]

  98. Ayan Ray Baruah says:

    USA definitely enjoys rubbing their fucked up agenda all over the world. I hope America know that every nation has their OWN Constitution, we dnt copy paste yours.

  99. svfutbol20 says:

    I'm an American gun owner and I think the NRA is legitimately psychotic. I do support the 2nd Amendment but it was laughably easy to obtain my AR-15. It should not be easier to get a rifle of that caliber (heh) than it is to get a drivers license. For those who say, "Shall not be infringed," the amendment has already been massively regulated to not include heaps of military-grade weaponry. This idea that it's gotta be "all or nothing" with gun control is ridiculous.

  100. Vanessa Calvillo says:

    Pls cite your sources im trying to write a paper

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