GOP, Fox News Lie About Gun Control After Boulder, Atlanta Shootings: A Closer Look

Mar 24, 2021
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Seth takes a closer look at Republicans, the gun lobby and Fox News once again lying and making ridiculous excuses for why they oppose wildly popular gun safety measures after two horrific shootings in the span of less than a week.
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GOP, Fox News Lie About Gun Control After Boulder, Atlanta Shootings: A Closer Look- Late Night with Seth Meyers

Late Night with Seth Meyers

  • Paul Ruud is fine.

    Mel DMel DHour ago
  • Well Hannity and all them there fox people aren't really considered an actual "news"| channel, are they?? They are an "entertainment " channel. When Bigotry, lying, and whatever other crap it is they do, since I have never seen a full show in my 60 some years, became "entertainment" Ill never know.

    Mel DMel DHour ago
  • Death to the liberal agenda

    Threshold Shift EntertainmentThreshold Shift Entertainment5 hours ago
  • I love Seth but don't pretend we didn't laugh at Trump walking down a ramp. No there wasn't a gun tragedy at the time; but you have to*expect* the other side is going to talk about Biden and the stairs

    Andrew Ender FrostAndrew Ender Frost7 hours ago
  • Guess what, Seth? Driving a car isn't a Constitutionally protected right. Which is almost funny, because you made the exact opposite point in another recent monologue, but in the opposite direction. It's almost like you're a hypocrite and only believe in defending the rights you yourself see a need for.

    ParsecboyParsecboy8 hours ago
  • Jesus, it's hard to watch you be so ignorant about what the 2nd Amendment means. Do you think the 1st Amendment should be limited because they didn't have the internet in 1789? Fucking Christ this is moronic. Which is sad, because I generally like your monologues...

    ParsecboyParsecboy8 hours ago
  • I'll agree to a license to own guns when Seth needs one to do his monologue 🙄 It's called a Constitutionally protected right, friend. You can't pick and choose which ones you like (absent an attempt to repeal the 2nd Amendment, of course, but we all know that won't go anywhere). And you can't justify putting a poll tax on one while complaining about Republicans putting one on another - it kinda makes you look like a hypocrite.

    ParsecboyParsecboy8 hours ago
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    Make Racists Afraid AgainMake Racists Afraid Again9 hours ago
  • Oh wait! We’re riffing on Biden because he tripped? Quickly forgetting tRump’s Air Force 1 moments like TP on his shoe, or the Great Umbrella Battle.

    Jeff HaleJeff Hale13 hours ago
  • Correlation doesn't mean causality - We have a pretty high per capita gun rate in switzerland but almost no gun related incidents. It's all about the handling of the weapons and the mentality behind gun safety and what guns are for. But background checks and required courses for gun owners are a must to get there

    DidgeridoovibesDidgeridoovibes15 hours ago
  • "The left is more and more extreme". Ohhh I forgot that why every mass shooting is committed by radical right wing legal gun owners?

    Mitch ZurbriggMitch Zurbrigg21 hour ago
  • Been reading some of y’all’s comments. If y’all hate guns so much why don’t y’all move to a country where there are no gun rights like Burma where the military took over the government with assault rifles and tanks and the people of Burma are protesting them with pipes and homemade bows and arrows

    Ryan CrawfordRyan Crawford21 hour ago
  • Umm. Ben Franklin, had children and many descendants. However, he was never married.

    Clement McKenzieClement McKenzieDay ago
  • That guy from Louisiana is a senator? Wow! I guess the only thing dumber than a cop is a senator these days.

    D PD PDay ago
  • Eff Me, Seth, you're the Best !

    JuliasbluesJuliasbluesDay ago
  • Paul Rodd is the sullen remnants of a long dead god of eternal youth and plentiful scowls.

    Rolin MaizRolin MaizDay ago
  • The problem is that gun legislation almost always serves to make the people who actually need guns -- racial or sexual minorities with few means to defend themselves from cishet white men who would murder them -- less able to get them. Gun rights are trans rights. Gun rights are black rights. Gun rights are human rights. Sure, make it hard for criminals to get them. Sure. Good fucking luck with that.

    Silvermane777Silvermane777Day ago
  • I've given up on American justice, there is none.And the republican senate still prevents it, and with Joe Manchin, Mcconnell maintains his power, ridiculous! and abhorant. Get rid of Manchin in the upcoming senate elections

    Doug FraserDoug FraserDay ago
  • I actually heard that rumor too that Greenland was named because the first thing they saw was greenery. But searching online it seems it was named such to attract immigrants. Regardless it's not a stupid thing to say, a absurd comparison to say it's the same as saying Germany was named such because of germs. I mean Greenland does get it's name from land and vegetation, that's like the whole idea. There is alot of things to criticize republicans and democrats who are much like republicans about, this isn't one of them.

    first lastfirst lastDay ago
  • Sean Hannity had a meltdown over this Seth Meyers editorial and called him names.

    JimvanhiseJimvanhiseDay ago
  • I usually share most of the same views as you but not here, democrats from heavily populated areas seem to forget that other democrats who live in rural and areas ALL over the country, deserts, woods, long highways with no cell coverage and could be hours before you happen upon the next traveler. There’s an awful lot of democrat voters in these states that are feeling forgotten in all this.

    Weed ManWeed ManDay ago
  • Sen. Kennedy is correct OUR country does need "idiot control." The "idiot control" should begin with the resignation of Sen. Kennedy, and Sen. Cruz from Congress.

    anthony cesarioanthony cesarioDay ago
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  • The NRA sociopaths are ALL Jesus freaks. Am I right? Creepy huh?

    Jeff ZabelskiJeff ZabelskiDay ago
  • SETH ! Love ya dude

    Andy P!Andy P!2 days ago
  • Also, 1) stop speaking for the majority, you have no idea what the majority wants. 2) you don't even understand what came out of your mouth, "universal background checks, mandatory gun licenses, ban on semi-automatic weapons". YOU are the cause of dumb people who I have to talk to who want "a ban on semi automatic weapons". Who have no idea what semi-automatic means. Really though, how can you have gotten to this point and not know what semi-automatic means? Do you know how to enforce universal background checks? "mandatory gun licenses", where did those even come from? 3) "showing off killing machines is demented". Just stepping back into the braindead liberal hole you've been in. You so woke bro. 4) You don't get invited to diner parties, so you won't have to worry about that. 5) the founders had semi automatic weapons. stop with your nonsense arguments 6) when you say the nra is bankrupt, you do understand what chapter 11 is, right? Or are you just trying to give your sheep "talking points"? GOA, FPC are the new NRA btw, get used to saying their names. 7) If I see one more manipulated graph, and some crazy leftie quoting it, imma blow my top. If you want stats, go to the expert, John Lott 8) Ted cruz says "these laws will do nothing to stop these shootings". This joker goes off on his vacation. That's called ad hominem, please stop supporting laws because you don't understand guns. Learn guns, then you can introduce non-infringing laws that will do something. 9) someone who calls the entire republican party idiots, is weak, low iq, and desperate. 10) You are really off your rocker. When trump was talking about taking the guns first, he was referring to red-flag laws. Go look them up. something which..certain..democratic presidents have supported LOL. But you won't tell your sheep that this is about red flag laws, because if you did, then you'd imply that democratic presidents don't support red flag laws...which is false. 11) once again, stop saying the majority of americans want tyrannical gun control, because they dont. Go learn about guns, then tell your president what you learn, and maybe he'll introduce some helpful gun laws.

    nebulousJames12345nebulousJames123452 days ago
  • watch as the comedians gravitate to the next poison agenda.

    nebulousJames12345nebulousJames123452 days ago
  • And you lied about Biden and his son's involvement in China.

    adadadad2 days ago
  • While it's true the gun ownership was for volunteers trained in a state militia, the idea was to eliminate the need of a Federal army, which the Founders saw as dangerous. Since the government has abrogated the original idea of not having a Federal army, the argument now is, our government is our most compelling threat. Given how government condones the killing of unarmed black men, over and over, I'd say it's a good argument.

    inthsointhso2 days ago
  • Unfortunately gun control won’t solve our mass shooter problem. It’s a symptom of a much deeper problem in America.

    Ben LongwellBen Longwell2 days ago
  • Republicans have become obsolete. What is it they actually do?

    omegapointilomegapointil2 days ago
    • good luck with that one.

      nebulousJames12345nebulousJames123452 days ago
  • And don't forget the liability insurance. Windfall for the insurers, and people accidentally shot.

    molly cruzmolly cruz2 days ago
  • Regulate guns exactly like cars, and you'll get it right. Both are potential weapons, only one of them takes you somewhere besides jail.

    molly cruzmolly cruz2 days ago
  • Hey im british + resent being compared to the creepist looking guy in your politics. He looks like a rent boy hunter to me sorry its the mouth creeps me out.

    elaine campbellelaine campbell2 days ago
  • ''Thanks for standing up for our constitution, many aren't''. Especially those who were shot dead thanks to your constitution.

    bob macbob mac2 days ago
  • Good God, that Pezident joke gave me level 3 Diarrhea. Not a fan of Trump. Not a fan of Fox News. Voted Biden. That being said, that joke was awful.

    Taco_ StranglerLLCTaco_ StranglerLLC3 days ago
  • I belonged to nra till I saw they were stealing my money

    Jimmy PurlockJimmy Purlock3 days ago
  • Kennedy is absolutely correct. We need more idiot control in Congress but the "poorly educated," keep voting them back in.

    Hazarie KhublalHazarie Khublal3 days ago
  • A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. This means there is a natural right to keep and bear arms. And the federal government shall not infringe on that right because it is the citizens who make up the militia. It does NOT mean only members of a well regulated militia have the right to keep and carry arms. Stop fucking lying. no, trump, the gop and the nra are trash.

    Kool AkiemKool Akiem3 days ago
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    Jen HuangJen Huang3 days ago
  • Technically, Cruz is right to say that every time there’s a big shooting, “we” play a ridiculous theater. The theater is conservative histrionics about how we absolutely mustn’t do anything to try and reduce the incidence of shootings.

    classchairclasschair3 days ago
  • The founding fathers were kind of extreme. They went into a seemingly unwinnable war over tea taxes. I don't doubt for a second they would LOVE modern firearms, and that they would support private ownership. This doesn't mean we don't need gun laws, but I disagree with the notion that the founding fathers were the pinnacle of rationality and civility.

    John GeorgeJohn George3 days ago
  • I guess the GOP thinks we should be satisfied, since they finally stopped saying, “thoughts and prayers”, which makes anyone want to claw out the eyes of whoever says that!

    peggy smileypeggy smiley3 days ago
  • Ted Cruz was great in his childhood role of Eddie Munster. He's been totally useless since then.

    Ron CarsonRon Carson4 days ago
  • This comment section is scary

    Nathan JohnsonNathan Johnson4 days ago
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    Jon StrykerJon Stryker4 days ago
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    Alena BichlerováAlena Bichlerová4 days ago
  • Yeah, we need to start with putting a muzzle on senator Kennedy for his idiot control policy. Charity starts at home.

    Chris WhitleyChris Whitley4 days ago
  • I can't think of anyone that fits the word 'spineless' more than Ted Cruz. It just fits perfectly with his character.

    Correction UnknownCorrection Unknown4 days ago
  • American is brainwashed by gun culture

    KekingKeking4 days ago
  • filming Americans unflatteringly 101; film the people you disagree with at an upward angle from waist level to show their fat bellies and double chins. Cheap technique; just saying.

    Thomas HyleThomas Hyle4 days ago
  • What would you think if an Asian country all of a sudden decided that it was "too Asian" and that it had to bring in millions of non-Asians to make itself less Asian? Would that make any sense? And what if people who objected to this were condemned as "racists" and fired from their jobs? Could you imagine any Asian country doing that to itself? Diversity and multiculturalism are foisted on ALL White countries and ONLY on White countries. They are codewords for White genocide. Anti-racist is a codeword for anti-White.

    Nikola BijelitiNikola Bijeliti4 days ago
  • Wow Seth Meyers is a fucking narcissist. Just like Jimmy Kimmel.

    Dave Mustard StainDave Mustard Stain4 days ago
  • This is neo-Marxism by Biden: He opens the boarder for drug cartels and disarms Americans who want to protect their families?! These are created conflicts to divide and conquer, everyone made "equal" and disarm citizens so the political ruling class elite with armed security can have total power over us "little people" who have been “equalized”. Sorry the only ones running around with guns in streets in BKLYN or Chicago killing people are those who don’t follow existing gun laws.

    Victory GardenVictory Garden5 days ago
  • I enjoy hunting and own several rifles and shotguns but I cannot stand pro gun nuts. I'd love to involve them in coming up with a solution but if you even bring it up to them they just throw tantrums like toddlers

    Nate Cj FosterNate Cj Foster5 days ago
  • ... plus, you have to carry insurance on a car to drive it and every time you get into an accident or you get a traffic ticket your rates go up. Let's treat all guns like cars.

    DJ MitchellDJ Mitchell5 days ago
    • @Martin Hearn Except owning and driving a car is a privilege in this country and not written in the constitution as a right. But I do agree that if you drive drunk you should be put in jail and have your driving privileges taken away. That's where the analogy comes in to play to driving and owning a car. If you want to purchase an actual machine gun or a silencer for instance, you have to apply and register it and pay a special NFA tax for around $200 dollars. Much like getting a commercial drivers license is tougher to get and probably costs more money . So what you said is already in place for some types of guns.

      Brent ShultsBrent Shults3 days ago
    • Every car is registered by the government. Police have constant access to that data base. You need to do lots of training before you can gain a licence. If you want to use bigger vehicle you need more training Every sale is recorded by the government. If you move interstate you need to reregister. Yep, that could work.

      Martin HearnMartin Hearn4 days ago
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    Donnaly GalaDonnaly Gala5 days ago
  • FoxNews should stop feeding coco news!

    Flordeliza CabadingFlordeliza Cabading5 days ago
  • Its crazy how in democracies a few can overrule the many.

    You're Right but...You're Right but...5 days ago
    • The founding fathers were aristocrats who are whining about about abuse from a monarch. Basically a bunch of elites whining about an elite.

      Wolf CheeseWolf Cheese2 days ago
  • boy am i glad cocaine is so hard to get. bans really work. no way criminals would break the law

    Randall JamesRandall James5 days ago
  • This guy is an idiot. Maybe he can explain then why prior to 1965 and mass immigration there was almost zero gun crime and zero mass shooters.

    nationwidebwnationwidebw5 days ago
  • Crazy to think if only England would have banned guns.... there wouldn’t be a USA Today... fun fact... when purchasing a firearm you have to undergo an FBI background check. As well as completely fill out a form stating your identity, place of residence, as well as your Social Number. Not to mention if there’s a ban, it will begin the fall of of freedom. The first order of action Hitler inacted was a ban on guns before starting WWII... just an FYI, not a lot of people know this information. Have a nice day. Don’t just listen to public figures do you’re research, because people lie. A lot.

    YahBoiSmittyYahBoiSmitty5 days ago
  • Find the hypocrisy when Trump himself infringed on the 2nd amendment after his bump stock ban. Of course his cult will forever support him.

    Dallas GrafDallas Graf5 days ago
  • This was really informative, however. When did Seth Meyers get so unfunny? I remember skits of him back in the day and he was hilarious. Like.. what happened?

    rvnenderrvnender5 days ago
  • As an outsider looking in, can the Supreme Court not revisit its original decision?

    James DrakeJames Drake5 days ago
  • America has an unhealthy relationship with gun violence staring with westerns to violent computer games where killing is rewarded with points.

    Grandmother Sukh RéaltaGrandmother Sukh Réalta5 days ago
    • Here in Australia we watch all the same movies, play all the same games, but the gun death rate in the USA is 12 times ours. Why is that?

      Martin HearnMartin Hearn4 days ago
  • I guess his security is done with bad jokes.

    Greek TownGreek Town5 days ago
  • Does anyone think anything proposed will stop anything?

    chriscat85chriscat855 days ago
  • "Idiot control" Let the GQP GENOCIDE BEGIN!

    Dee BoscheeDee Boschee5 days ago
  • Why do I always end up in this channel when the videos i'm watching end?. Arg!

    M SM S5 days ago
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  • WE ARE PATHETIC. News doing anything other then be objective is not new. FOX=CNN=Reagan/fairness doctrine (look it up) = 0

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  • That is excellent. One point is that the guns were not confiscated in Australia, some types of guns were banned and compulsorily bought back by the government and destroyed. And it was a conservative government that did this in response to a mass murder of 35 people. The US politicians who oppose gun control make Australian politicians look smart.

    Charles ScerriCharles Scerri6 days ago
  • I can't wait for Fox to be slammed with over a billion for the rubbish they spew.Hopefully they will eventually be taken off the air.

    Pauline StephensPauline Stephens6 days ago
  • The title says "a closer look", I was assuming Seth was talking about a closer look at the facts of new gun law proposals. Nope, it was a closer look at how ugly Ted Cruz is and how one senator used a bad analogy about drunk driving? What a let down. Nothing about actual facts or crime stats.

    Brent ShultsBrent Shults6 days ago
  • Too bad one of the mass shootings doesn't happen to the republicans, like Ted Cruz, Matt Gaetz, Mitch Mcconnell, Lindsay Graham, and their ilk that are so against any gun control. Wonder how quick they would change their tune? Although I'm sure it's not likely as they would just find something else to blame for the cause of death rather than the guns (i.e. mental health, different race, not strong enough family values, etc.)

    Brian WagnerBrian Wagner6 days ago
  • Chicago and Detroit are prime examples of what tight gun control can do for you, absolutely nothing. Because criminals don't follow laws, that's why they are called criminals.

    Brent ShultsBrent Shults6 days ago
  • My gawd is there a more HORRIBLE...sight? Hannity annnddd Cruz? on the same show? Well there goes lunch...and supper...and the next day's breakfast, just that brief clip...I may never eat again. Uggghhh Hannity aaannndd Cruz, I CAN'T unsee it.

    Ken McKKen McK6 days ago
  • Why can’t these stupid republicans come up with a better argument? Stronger gun regulation doesn’t mean getting rid of ALL guns or taking away guns from responsible gun owners. It means making it harder for people who shouldn’t have guns from getting their hands on them. If they are a law abiding responsible gun owner then it shouldn’t effect them at all whatsoever. Are these people upset about it cause they are criminals? Right now there are basically NO regulations. So putting restrictions on them could mean barely ANYTHING. Just do SOMETHING. They would rather make it harder to vote than harder for it to buy a gun.

    Jonathan RoeJonathan Roe6 days ago
  • Actually the first machine gun was patented when the constitution was written

    NinjaKED12NinjaKED126 days ago
  • they want to put more restrictions on voting than on buying guns; wait a minute...did that bit of common sense come from 45? that was genius--take the gun first and then they won't have access for a couple of years waiting for court or how ever long it takes

    Hayden MaryHayden Mary6 days ago
  • You have to have a license for your dog, your car, why not your gun

    Joni InscoeJoni Inscoe6 days ago
  • Republican spokesperson: "Our best corporate lobbyists are the very generous NRA. You can bet they will always share" 💸💸💸💸💸💸💸💸💸💸

    joyce Loeschjoyce Loesch6 days ago
  • But all the hammers and screwdrivers and cars Seth. They kill more people each year, don’t they????????

    Dennis SmithDennis Smith6 days ago
  • Nobody needs to "politicize" gun violence. It exists, it's a big problem, it politicizes itself.

    DimaRakesahDimaRakesah6 days ago
  • Christ, I HATE fox "news". Stupid.

    Stephanie FlynnStephanie Flynn6 days ago
  • You have to love these people who want to take our ability to protect ourselves and they have private security for themselves.

    Dave KneppDave Knepp6 days ago
  • If gun control worked, you wouldn't keep asking for more of it. Notice how all the shootings are in gun-free aka victim disarmament zones. Biden is responsible for school shootings for preventing peaceful people from carrying there.

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  • I'm really happy that the NRA is bankrupt :)

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    Tania GordonTania Gordon6 days ago
  • Nothing to see here more NPC Pandering, hey Seth your smile is still fake.

    Tony HarrisTony Harris6 days ago
  • Hey Ted, lets try the laws and see if they work because you can't say they wouldn't since you have no evidence of it not working. I have said treat it like getting a license, plus they have to carry special insurance, and oh, there is legislation for people who get DUIs. Idiot control would ruin the GOP.

    Mare LuteranMare Luteran7 days ago
  • Oh, wow, the stair stumble such news making, not for mass shooting- wow, yeah, trying to make the country safer with common sense changes are really "crazy". Also the 2nd. Amendment says nothing about individual ownership (talks about establishing a militia) nor does it says no laws regulating it can be enacted. Yeah, you want a weapon , then you can have a single shot musket like the Founding Fathers had. Rapid repeat rifles didn't happen until the Civil War.

    Mare LuteranMare Luteran7 days ago
  • Accprding to Wayne La Pierre in the NRA bankruptcy trial now all you need is a yacht to deal with some violent nut you are afraid will shoot you.

    Mare LuteranMare Luteran7 days ago