Samantha Bee Shows NRA Regulates Gun Safety Mascot Costume More Than Actual Guns
"It turned out the organization that makes it easier to get a gun than Sudafed, makes it nearly impossible to acquire their giant dancing eagle."
On Monday's Full Frontal, Samantha Bee desperately sought out NRA's gun safety mascot in a satirical segment dedicated to showing how strictly the NRA controls a costume versus how simple it is to purchase a gun.
Bee introduced the segment by telling her viewers that the story is "100 percent true." The NRA has a gun safety mascot called Eddie the Eagle, a costume Bee found "so mockable" that she wanted to acquire one herself.
"I had to have one — but it turned out the organization that makes it easier to get a gun than Sudafed, makes it nearly impossible to acquire their giant dancing eagle,” said Bee.
The Full Frontal host completed the 18-page costume application, which included 36 rules and regulations about what Eddie the Eagle can and cannot do: He can't drive, smoke or drink alcohol, and he's always clothed. There's a mandatory 20-day waiting period to receive the eagle costume — and reselling a costume is prohibited.
"But you know what I could buy online without a big hassle?" said Bee, "A used shotgun on armslist.com from a random guy down the road from the TBS headquarters in Atlanta. So I had one of my employees buy it from him in a parking lot without a background check from the trunk of his car."
Bee even tried to track down a costume using the NRA's "national registry of costumes," but as she and her team continually failed to acquire one, they just kept purchasing guns instead. When Bee ultimately proved unable to purchase a costume for herself, she created her own — out of all of the guns she bought. Watch below.