Mass shootings are happening at such a clip these days, CBS late-night host Stephen Colbert had to “catch up” on two of them that took place while he took a 10-day break from The Late Show: Colorado Springs and San Bernardino. He offered his thoughts and prayers to the victims and their families, noting “these days even thoughts and prayers is controversial.” President Barack Obama having said from the Oval Office that the San Bernardino shooting was an act of terrorism is significant because “when we decide it’s an act of terrorism, we do something about it. Sometimes, too much about it. The next thing you know the NSA is reading your Netflix queue and what would have been your Social Security safety net is being shipped in $100 bills to Baghdad,” he observed.
“But when it’s not a terrorist attack we do nothing,” Colbert said. “There has to be some way to make it harder to build up an arsenal,” Colbert said, citing the more than 6K rounds of bullets stockpiled by the San Bernardino killers.
“Why is it so easy to buy bullets when I have to show three forms of ID to buy Sudafed?” he wondered. On the other hand, he mulled, “maybe everyone should have a gun.”