The D.L. Hughley Show was the place to be on Tuesday night for anyone desiring angry, liberal hate from a supposed comedian. The commentary went completely off the rails when the host admitted it’s “hard” for him to have sympathy for victims in pro-gun Texas.
Hughley referred to assault weapons as “those kinds of guns” and slammed people who purchase them: “I don’t think you’re a particularly good person when you make a purchase that you know is...not for home defense.” He also suggested that the victims of the mass shootings in El Paso, Odessa, and Midland had it coming because of their state’s gun laws: “I’m starting to not be able to feel sympathy for Texas when they pass laws that make it easier for what happened in El Paso and Odessa to keep happening... It’s hard to feel sorry for people that are complicit in what’s happening.”
Co-host Jasmine Sanders suggested that the people of Texas were complicit in mass shootings because they keep sending the politicians who made the “lax” gun laws “right back into office.” The D.L. Hughley Show airs on the TV One network.
Hughley offered some of his most outrageous commentary when bringing up the Second Amendment’s mention of a “well-regulated militia.” According to Hughley, “I guarantee you the militia right now are connected to white supremacists.”
Throughout the segment, Hughley mentioned how the cold medicine Sudafed “has been misused so badly that they believe that everybody purchasing that product is probably up to some level of criminal activity.” Hughley contended that because of the misuse of Sudafed, “You can’t buy more than two packs. You got to show them your I.D. You can’t then leave, go to another place and get them from a private…you can’t do what you can do with guns.”
Sanders noted that “when it comes down to Sudafed, they changed the entire policy for this based on what a few people were doing,” adding “now it affects everybody…no matter who you are.” At this point, Hughley jumped in and stressed how “they infringed on… the right of the many because of the few” in an effort to stop the abuse of Sudafed.
After reiterating the point that “it was a very few people…it wasn’t everybody” that was abusing Sudafed, Hughley argued “The same can be said of people who are perpetrating these mass murders…it’s not everybody but…it’s enough…where…you can’t have access to this product just because of the potentiality of somebody abusing it.”
Hughley’s contempt for the Second Amendment should not come as that much of a surprise considering his contempt for the voters who support it. Let’s not forget that Hughley once referred to Trump supporters as “worse than devil worshippers.” Based on his recent commentary, Hughley appears quite eager to win the trophy for “most left-wing late night host.”
A transcript of the relevant portion of Tuesday’s edition of The D.L. Hughley Show is below. Click “expand” to read more.
The D.L. Hughley Show
JASMINE SANDERS: Welcome back to The DL Hughley Show. Now, DL, I know a lot of crazy things happened over the weekend. You know, we talked a little bit about the…the shooting in Odessa…
D.L. HUGHLEY: Sure.
SANDERS: …and now the fact that Walmart is saying they are going to ban shoppers from openly carrying guns in their stores and they’re going to stop selling some ammunition and some types of firearms and whatnot, finally. But look what it took for them to even make this step.
HUGHLEY: But look what…okay. There were…there are people that will not sell rap albums, albums that mention guns in the lyrics.
HUGHLEY: …but they’ll actually sell guns.
HUGHLEY: The same store. They won’t…
SANDERS: Same store.
HUGHLEY: You can’t buy a Lil Uzi Vert but you can buy oozy. That’s…
JAY PHILLIPS: Yeah.
HUGHLEY: …I…I, I think that the, the, the notion that…the problem that I see in America, particularly with guns, is that those kinds of guns are designed to do exactly what they’re doing…killing lots of people real fast, injuring lots of people and what you want is the ability to do that. I don’t think you’re a particularly good person when you make a purchase that you know is…it’s not for home defense. It is for killing large numbers of…
HUGHLEY: …people at one time.
SANDERS: And we see that.
SANDERS: We’re seeing it a lot lately.
HUGHLEY: And…and we abuse everything in America; we abuse alcohol, we abuse prescription drugs, we…we abuse food. Like, we abuse everything and we’re like these petulant children; like the whole Sudafed has been misused so badly. It’s the product, despite its original intent, has been misused so badly that they believe that everybody purchasing that product is probably up to some level of criminal activity…
HUGHLEY: …and have no problem telling you about it. And what you can’t do with Sudafed, you can’t buy more than two packs. You got to show them your I.D. You can’t then leave, go to another place and get them from a private…you can’t do what you can do with guns.
ROGER RITTENHOUSE: You’re in a database.
HUGHLEY: That’s right.
RITTENHOUSE: You can’t go from…from Walgreens to Walgreens.
HUGHLEY: Right. You can’t do that. But you can do that with guns, like…
HUGHLEY: The, the shooter…
SANDERS: That’s crazy.
HUGHLEY: Like, it’s start…I’m starting to not be able to feel sympathy for Texas when they pass laws that make it easier for what happened in El Paso and Odessa to keep happening. That, that, the guy who…he, he was a criminal, he shouldn’t have had a gun, and he…and he didn’t have a background check. He bought it from a private owner and now Tex…Texas is making the guns…gun laws more lax. So…
SANDERS: It is kind of hard to feel sorry…
HUGHLEY: …it’s hard to feel sorry for people that are complicit in what’s happening.
SANDERS: And the people who vote for these people…
HUGHLEY: …over and over again.
SANDERS: …right back into office…
SANDERS: …to make these decisions.
HUGHLEY: No one should…you don’t need an AR-15 and we’re…we prove…we can’t handle Sudafed, why would we handle those weapons?
HUGHLEY: We, we got an opiate crisis because we overuse stuff that was supposed to be for a good purpose and we’re doing this now to, to be...There have been all of these mass shootings before the year is up, when is enough? And why do states like that…the out there, the belief that it’s an independent notion you want those guns for the ability to slaughter people at-will.
SANDERS: When you get angry, when you’re upset…
SANDERS: …when something bad happens that you don’t…
PHILLIPS: Right. And…and the worst part about it is their…their whole mantra is well come get my guns from me then.
HUGHLEY: Yeah, we should.
HUGHLEY: I don’t believe this no…the Second Amendment never gave you the right to have those kinds of guns.
HUGHLEY: It never did and it talked about a well-regulated militia…well, the militia right now are the …people, I guarantee you the militia right now are connected with white supremacists.
HUGHLEY: We don’t need these kind of guns on our streets and we need to stop playing and pretending like they…these kind of guns should not be. If you shoot that gun as intended, it could go through your house and through your neighbor’s house and kill somebody two blocks over. What do you need a gun like that for?
HUGHLEY: You want to murder a lot of people and stop telling me you’re a good guy with a gun. If you stockpile these kind of weapons and ammunitions, you’re not a good guy. You’re a bad guy waiting for your moment.
SANDERS: Even when it comes down to Sudafed, they changed the entire policy for this based on what a few people were doing.
HUGHLEY: They did.
SANDERS: So now that it affects everybody, no matter who…
HUGHLEY: They infringed on…
SANDERS: …you are.
HUGHLEY: …the right of the many because of the few. Most people weren’t doing things…nefarious things but they went…they, just in case, they infringed…they can do it with Sudafed, they can do it with guns.
PHILLIPS: I didn’t know Sudafed was that dope until they made it outlawed.
RITTENHOUSE: Oh yeah, you have to…
SANDERS: Who knew?
HUGHLEY: You can’t trust Americans with mouthwash. They have mouthwash locked up…
HUGHLEY: …whitening products locked up.
SANDERS: Black hair care products locked up.
HUGHLEY: They don’t, they don’t…
PHILLIPS: Right next to the S curl.
HUGHLEY: Try to get some cough syrup with codeine in it.
HUGHLEY: See what happens.
SANDERS: …can’t do it.
HUGHLEY: So every…it’s tougher to get everything and the assumption is and the conceit and we buy this conceit that because so many people has abused this product and it’s been used so…for so many nefarious purposes, we’re suspicious of everybody. Even if you come in with your nose running, that don’t mean you need cold products.
HUGHLEY: And it’s because…and it was a very few people…it wasn’t everybody. The same can be said of people who are perpetrating these mass murders. It’s…it’s not everybody but it’s…it’s enough…
PHILLIPS: It’s enough.
HUGHLEY: …where we don’t need these kind…you, you can’t have access to this product just because of the potentiality of somebody abusing it. That’s…we bought that conceit and nobody gets mad when they tell you…I want to buy a ton of Sudafed. You’re free to do whatever you want but you can’t do it there.
SANDERS: And you can’t go someplace else and do it.
HUGHLEY: Try to do it.
SANDERS: State to state, they track you by your driver’s license.
HUGHLEY: It be…it should be just as hard to buy these weapons that can…that are capable of inflicting this kind of damage and carnage as it is cold products.
HUGHLEY: That’s a reasonable thing. If you make these…make the conceit that everybody who uses these things is potentially up to something illegal…
HUGHLEY: …we’re going to monitor you, we’re going to make sure you don’t have access to it.
SANDERS: So sad.
HUGHLEY: We should do the same things to guns and weapons.
SANDERS: Yeah. I would have thought at least children being slaughtered…
SANDERS: …would have at least changed…
SANDERS: …their mind...
SANDERS: …or watching these…
SANDERS: …young people die senselessly, that they’d say we’ve got to stop.
SANDERS: …but not even that is enough to sway them.
PHILLIPS: Not even shooting up a country concert.
SANDERS: Not even a church. It’s not enough.
HUGHLEY: But most Americans are in favor of background checks. 90…90 percentile…
HUGHLEY: …and it’s because of… it’s Republican-elected officials who are in bed with the NRA and the NRA is broke now. Let’s…let’s stop pretending.
HUGHLEY: They’re not a powerful organization. They just had sway over a couple of key Senators in Congress and…and the guy who they have sway over, Mitch McConnell, will not bring it to the floor. It would pass.
RITTENHOUSE: Yes, it would.
HUGHLEY: And then Donald Trump is so scared of them, he’ll say I’m for background checks and he’ll say I’m for red flag laws; there’s some people that shouldn’t have guns, period.
HUGHLEY: But they are…nobody should have AR-15s…
PHILLIPS: Yeah, you don’t need those.
HUGHLEY: Nobody; unless your ass want to go to Iraq or Iran.