Saturday Night Live made gun control a big focus of the most recent episode.
A large chunk of the “Weekend Update” sketch was devoted to a back and forth between cast members Colin Jost and Michael Che. The two agreed that “we don’t need that many guns.” Jost, who argued with Che’s point, didn’t exactly support guns though. His premise was based on how “this country is obsessed with things we don’t need.”
Che argued that “there has to be limits,” since there are so many things that are harder to get than a gun. Jost argued right back that some things are easier and that it would be too hard to limit guns.
Che then made a sort of odd living Constitution argument:
You can’t have whatever you want, all right? I know the Forefathers said you had a right to own a gun, but they also said you could own people!
Look, the Constitution is a lot like our grandfather. He’s wise, we love him, and he means well. But, he’s getting really, really old and every once in a while he says something crazy and we gotta go to the other room and discuss what we’re gonna do about him!
Jost assumed both he and Che didn’t have guns. Che admitted he did have one since he’s “got a lot of sneakers!”
Another sketch with host Amy Schumer also featured guns. This is not so surprising considering Schumer is a serious gun control advocate.
The brief sketch, titled “Guns,” portrays how guns are there for many of life’s moments. Various cast members are seen having emotional connections with each other. For example, there’s a couple having dinner together at a restaurant, a couple about to have a baby, two young people meeting at a party. All of them end up having guns.
The narration of the short sketch:
Whatever you’re waiting for, whatever you face, whatever you’re looking for, there are things we all share. Love, family, connection, a sense of purpose.
And also, guns.
Guns are there. In little moments, and big ones. When things fall apart, or it all comes together. They unite us, comfort us, bring us joy, and strength. From first loves, to new beginnings. Wherever life takes you, guns-we’re here to stay.