Background Zero

By Bill Maher

Should America have a background check for gun buyers? Because you need one to adopt a cat. Or at least they eyeball you at the pound. I don’t mean anything too invasive, just “Are you insane: Check yes or no”? 

A lot of people think that would be nice, including Ivan Lopez, the recently dead man who shot up Fort Hood. Here he is, talking trash about Newtown shooter Adam Lanza on his Facebook page:

“It is stupid to me that anyone can have easy access to a powerful weapon without being mentally evaluated. This makes the government indirect accomplice... But thanks to Hollywood and the sensational profiling by the media [they] give more power to those intelligent cowards.”

Here’s how crazy our gun laws are: Even crazy people think they’re crazy.