Samantha Bee’s Searing Response to the Orlando Shooting: Praying Isn’t Going to Fix This
“We pray after each mass shooting and yet they keep happening. Maybe we’re not praying right.” –Full Frontal‘s Samantha Bee
The Orlando massacre that happened last Sunday (June 12th) shocked and angered a lot of people around the world. The incident got a lot of prominent people talking about the lack of effective gun control laws in the United States, including Pope Francis who condemned the absolute freedom with which guns are being circulated all around the world.
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Last Monday, the latest installment of the TBS talk show, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, saw a visibly upset Samantha Bee talking about the incident. According to her, it is great to stay positive in the face of atrocities, focusing on love and solidarity, but she is too angry for that. “Love does not win unless we start loving each other enough to fix our fucking problems.”
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Samantha Bee is a Canadian-American television host, comedian, and political commentator, famous for her American late-night talk show, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. The show is aired on TBS in the U.S. on Mondays and on The Comedy Network in Canada.
The Orlando incident saw Omar Mateen, an American citizen, attacking people in an Orlando gay bar with two guns, an assault rifle and a handgun that he had purchased legally from a gun shop in Port St. Lucie, and killing 49 people and injuring 53.
There is no shortage of deranged people in the country, says Bee. The Orlando mass shooter is the most recent in a never-ending string of mass shooters that the country has seen in the recent years. No matter whatever the reasons may be, white nationalism, homophobia, a dislike of movies or radicalization by the ISIL, the absurd gun control laws in the country is making it just too easy for them to kill innocent people.
Bee also showcased the fact that Mateen was a person who used to beat his wife, and investigated by the FBI over his alleged links to extremism. Still, he was able to purchase an assault rifle, that is generally considered very popular with mass shooters, legally, and instantly.
Politicians who say that mass shootings are just part of the modern life, and are against effective gun control laws, should be held accountable for incidents like this. Responding to Florida governor Rick Scott's suggestion to pray during such tragedies, Bee says that even the Bible says that “faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.”
Fallon spews pablum, Colbert does thoughtful evasiveness, and Samantha Bee gives intelligent rage. I'll take rage. https://t.co/PNoiYC70EU
— E. Alex Jung (@e_alexjung) June 14, 2016
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