On his Thursday podcast, comedian and Fox News contributor Adam Carolla confronted the push for gun control in the wake of December’s tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
His rant, inspired by former Arizona Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ opening remarks before a congressional committee on Wednesday, focused on the racial component of gun control. According to Carolla, the author of “Not Taco Bell Material,” the calls for gun control only come when it happens somewhere besides inner-city urban areas.
“Listen, here’s the deal,” Carolla said. “It’s nice. It’s not going to do anything, but it’s nice. There’s too many [guns] out in circulation. It’s kind of people control we need to get over. And you know, whenever they do this math by the way — I was listening to the radio today. You know, this whole Sandy Hook thing — in Chicago they basically have two Sandy Hooks a month worth of dead kids that we don’t really give a shit about because it’s inner-city kids and we don’t count them. It happens — when it happens to the white kids or it happens in the theater, then it’s a big deal. But it goes on every day in the inner city, and no one seems to care about it.”
Not talking about gun violence in the inner-city and only raising the issue when it happens in the suburbs has a racial component, Carolla added.
“Over the course statistically, that’s how many dead kids there are,” Carolla said. “It’s been going on. It’s still going on. It continues to go on. We don’t seem to have any answers for it or we don’t seem to want to present any answers for it. I don’t know why. There’s a racial component to it. We’re all chicken-shit hypocrites, so no one wants to talk about that. But what’s more racist — hey when the white kids are dead, we’re all going to make a big fucking flap about guns? But when all the blacks and Mexicans are dead, ‘Shh, don’t say anything. We don’t want to upset them.’ Don’t want to upset who, the dead people?”
“What’s racist?” he continued. “What’s the more racial component here? Talking about — oh we only dead white people, or dead white kids. But all the dead kids of color, ‘No, not going to bring that up. We’re not going to talk about gun control when it comes to that — when it comes to those people?’”