Here are some of my favorite YouTube videos which I have been wanting to post here for some time. I have posted a few of these before, but I would like to do so again (along with brief descriptions and some comments).
• In this clip from Boston Legal, Denny Crane (portrayed by William Shatner) explains to a jury in a civil trial why the assault weapons ban was allowed to expire:
Although there were some errors Denny made in his closing argument (e.g. it’s in the Bill of Sale), it should be noted that was the ban on assault weapons did not reduce crime. In fact, the murder rate actually increased during the ban from 1994 to 2004.
• In this scene from Last Man Standing, Mike Baxter (portrayed by Tim Allen) is cleaning a flintlock musket from the American Revolution when his wife Vanessa (Nancy Travis) expresses her concern over gun safety, even mentioning that doing so might endanger their grandson (despite the fact that the musket is a muzzleloader). Mike then counters by pointing the unlikelihood of anyone being shot with that type of musket:
Question: how many crimes have been committed in the past few years (or century for that matter) with a flintlock musket? Answer: few, if any.
• Here is a scene from The Jim Gaffigan Show, in which Jim Gaffigan is being tried in the court (of public opinion) for a politically incorrect Tweet. He chooses to act as his own counsel during his trial, and here is his closing argument (during which he quotes various songs):
I wonder if such remarks can be used to refute political correctness.
• In this scene from Scream Queens, a group of sorority girls (whose leader is portrayed by Emma Roberts) beat up an obnoxious frat boy (and another guy) for sexually offensive remarks:
If only women in the Muslim world would fight back against those who oppress them like the sorority girls in this scene did.
• This scene from The Office shows Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson) keeping weapons strategically placed around the workplace:
• And in these scenes from The Office, Dwight uses pepper spray:
Maybe having weapons in the workplace is not such a bad idea after all.
• In the final scene from Planet of the Apes, Charlton Heston realizes what had happened to the Earth:
If Charlton Heston was still alive today, I wouldn’t be surprised if he used the same words when discussing today’s gun control activists.
Image: Fair Use: Screen Shot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKZ8cYFF-VM