Joe Walsh Supports Arming America’s Toddlers on Sacha Baron Cohen’s New Show

Lawrence Kim
July 16, 2018

"The NRA wants to arm the teachers-this is insane!"

The scheme includes a fake instructional video featuring children's songs and "gunimals" - weapons adorned with soft toys - that would purportedly help kids confront the school shootings that have plagued the United States for the past decade. He makes it clear that 3 is the age limit, however, because "they don't call them the bad twos for nothing".

The clip opens with Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida saying that "typically members of Congress don't just hear a story about a program and then indicate whether they support it or not".

Pratt, who served in the Virginia House of Delegates in the early 1980s, said that "the science behind this program is proven".

"The intensive three-week Kinderguardian course introduces specially selected children from 12 to 4 years old to pistols, rifles, semi-automatics and a rudimentary knowledge of mortars", Walsh says directly into the camera.

"In less than a month, a first grader can become a first grenader", Walsh says.

"Happy shooting, kids", he added. It's the last line in the show.

"After they conducted an interview, they had me read off of a teleprompter talking about some of the innovative products that Israel invented", Walsh told CNN.

Walsh says he was told he was getting an award from an Israeli TV station for his ongoing support.

Walsh said that as he read it, he thought, "Well, this is kind of insane, but it is Israel and Israel is strong on defense". Later, "we found out this whole thing was made up".

Rep. Joe Wilson of SC also chimed in, saying "A three-year-old can not defend itself from an assault rifle by throwing a Hello Kitty pencil case at it", and adding that "our founding fathers do not put an age limit on the second amendment". He said he does not believe America should train and arm 5-year-olds, and he detailed how he says he was tricked into endorsing the program.

The series has drawn condemnation from targets duped by the actor comedian, including former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, talk show host Joe Walsh, and broadcast news legend Ted Koppel.

In a seven-episode series launching on cable channel Showtime on Sunday, the British prankster takes on four different personas as he satirizes the political and cultural life of the United States in the era of President Donald Trump.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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