Liam Neeson’s Daughter Is Used By Trevor Noah As “Exhibit A” For New Yorkers Who Need a Handgun
On “The Daily Show” on Thursday night, Trevor Noah made use of his platform in the same manner he always does: by analyzing the day’s major news stories in a way that is relatable and funny at the same time. The current hot topic? The Supreme Court overturned a New York gun statute that, for the previous 100 years, only issued carry-conceal permits to people who could demonstrate a compelling need to carry a pistol.
Before pointing to the “Taken” trilogy, Noah remarked in his monologue, “Like maybe someone is making threats against you.” “Or maybe you’re Liam Neeson’s daughter, and people keep trying to kidnap you — even though it seems like it would be way easier to kidnap anyone else’s daughter at this point. And the Supreme Court has said to New York, ‘You can’t do that anymore.’”
The host continued by highlighting the ostensible advantages of the news. “Because I don’t know about you guys, but whenever I’ve been sitting in rush-hour traffic in New York with drivers screaming at each other and bikers cussing out the drivers and pedestrians whaling at the bikers and the drivers, one thing I always think is, ‘Man, one thing that would calm this down is if everyone had a gun right now.’”