Samantha Bee was determined on Monday’s Full Frontal to go to any lengths to dress up as Eddie Eagle, the National Rifle Association’s mascot.
“There’s something about that costume — so mockable. So asinine,” she said. “I had to have one.”
But she discovered that the NRA — which classically objects to waiting periods for gun sales — has a 20-day waiting period in place for applications to wear the Eddie costume, and even bans resales of the costume online.
“But you know what I could buy online without a big hassle?” she asked. “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.”
Watch Bee’s commentary below: