*“Funny Or Die” recently released a hilarious clip that poked some fun at the nation’s “Stand Your Ground” laws while taking a stab at the National Rifle Association.
The video was a PSA style parody featuring comedians Sarah Silverman, David Alan Grier, Neal Brennan, Ron Funches and Deon Cole, all rallying around the U.S. Constitution’s second amendment privilege of “every American’s right to keep and bear arms.”
While portraying members of the NRA, each comic discussed the need for all young African-American males to have guns. “Our fund will put guns into the hands of those that need them most … young Black males,” says Silverman, who acted as the spokesperson for the fictitious “Black NRA” group.
The video touched on the circumstances surrounding the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin and implied that the NRA advocates the use of guns by White Americans only.
When Grier mentions how gun ownership has increased his sense of security, his cohorts chime in with Martin-related references:
GRIER: Now that I have a gun, I feel safe doing everyday normal things.
COLE: Like wearing a hoodie.
FUNCHES: Eating Skittles.
GRIER: Walking in the rain.
COLE: Or being in Florida
Silverman brings the point of the video home when she states:
“Thanks, NRA. You taught me what realistic peace is all about: standing your ground, pointing that gun at the bad guy and having him point it right back and going, “Hey, I guess we’re not that different after all.”
The comedians then punctuate in a tongue-in-cheek way how so many of us felt after the Trayvon Martin case was over and his killer, George Zimmerman, was able to walk away with blood still on his hands:
FUNCHES: So support the Black NRA, and help us arm every young black man in America. Then freedom will truly ring out.
SILVERMAN: That’s what you mean, right NRA?
BRENNAN: This stand your ground law, it’s for everybody.
COLE: Let’s shoot each other some love.
GRIER: You don’t have a problem with this, do you?
COLE: Or, just stop shooting innocent people.
Wow. Check out the video: