"The politics of this issue may be changing": Seth Meyers applauds Democrats for their historic gun control sit-in

"Universal background checks and allowing the government to research gun violence are no-brainers," he said

Brendan Gauthier
June 24, 2016 5:33PM (UTC)

"Late Night" host Seth Meyers last night took a "Closer Look" at the Democrats' sit-in on the House floor to try to force a vote on gun control — more specifically an amendment that would ban the multi-million people on the FBI's Terrorist Screening Database (terrorist watch list) from purchasing firearms.

"Regardless of what's next, the fact that this sit-in even happened in the first place is itself a victory," Meyers said. "It suggest that Democrats see gun control as a political win, which means that, finally, after years of lawmakers having to kowtow to the gun lobby, the politics of this issue may be changing. Which is good. Universal background checks and allowing the government to research gun violence are no-brainers."


"As for banning people on the terror watch list from buying guns, it makes sense to prevent suspected terrorists from getting weapons," he continued. "But these lists need to be fixed first because they are famously imperfect and discriminatory, especially against Muslim-Americans."

Watch the full segment below:

Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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