Stephen Colbert on Monday tipped his hat to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) “for bringing a new freedom to America’s dairy land”: Guns in the state Capitol.
“Damn straight,” Colbert said. “We have a right to bear arms in this country, and, like it or not, Wisconsin is still part of this country.”
The state legislature is split on the issue, as TPM has reported. The overwhelmingly Republican Assembly is in favor of it, but the more evenly split state Senate opposes it.
But just because guns may be allowed in the Capitol, doesn’t mean you’ll see gunfire, Colbert said, because cameras are still banned. And “thank god,” he said. “Cameras are dangerous. With no waiting period, any whack job could just stroll into a Walmart and walk out with a semi-automatic.”
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