The National Rifle Association (NRA) and their leader Wayne LaPierre are not going to like this Saturday Night Live skit.
Ever since the Parkland school shooting, the NRA has been playing defense as they continue to receive backlash for opposing any concrete gun control effort that would reduce gun violence and prevent mass shootings.
In fact, the only “solution” the NRA supports involves more guns. As LaPierre has repeatedly claimed, the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. It’s a claim that has been repeatedly debunked, especially in Parkland because the armed deputies at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School chose not to confront the shooter. Nevertheless, the NRA wants to arm teachers in every school, which would be a profitable venture for them since it would cost hundreds of millions of dollars a year for training, ammunition, and the guns.
Well, SNL mocked the NRA line this weekend as host Charles Barkley donned a cowboy hat and portrayed an exterminator name “Ned” who has the latest solution to getting rid of “bad” roaches.
“You’ve tried everything and sprayed harmful chemicals, but nothing appears to work?” Barkley’s Ned says. “We know the only thing that can stop a bad roach is a good roach with a gun.”
“For really bad roaches you need Ned’s Roach Away, Max — with bump stock,” he continued.
Ned assured potential customers that his good roaches with their little AR-15s are perfectly trustworthy and reliable because they attend church and aren’t gay.
Ned’s army of trained roaches was set loose upon a woman’s kitchen and whenever they saw “bad” roaches they riddled it with bullets along with everything else in the cabinets. A bullet even nearly hit the woman several times along with her family members, but Ned assured her that “the bang means it’s working.”
Ned added that the armed roaches would pass down their AR-15s so they can also be “good” roaches with guns for generations.