Bill Maher: Guns are a religion in America

By Eric W. Dolan
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 19:37 EDT
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Bill Maher on CNN
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During an appearance on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight, comedian Bill Maher discussed Americans love of firearms in wake of the recent school shooting in Ohio.

“We are never going to get rid of all the guns, but do we have to adore them?” he said Monday night. “Do we have to love them so much? I look at guns like antibiotics. Sometimes you need them, but I don’t kiss my antibiotics, I don’t polish them. I don’t worship my amoxicillin. If I need it, it’s there. This country just has a very bad relationship with guns.”

Maher said he was disappointed that Obama did not call for stricter gun laws after the shooting of Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

“We need someone to stand up to the gun lobby, but we don’t have that in this country,” he lamented

“Rick Santorum likes to talk about theology, this is a theology in this country. Guns are a religion. They’re next to godliness for a lot of people.”

Watch video, courtesy of CNN, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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