Dave Chappelle Defends Both Free Speech AND Gun Rights [VIDEO]
If you look up "don't give a f***" in the dictionary, it's an advertisement for Dave Chappelle's latest Netflix special, Sticks & Stones (see WATCH: Dave Chappelle Makes a Salient Point About Abortion “Rights” and WATCH: Dave Chappelle Mocks Perpetually Outraged Whiners with Brutal Impression). We knew Dave was a fan of free speech, but were a little taken aback to learn he may also be a Second Amendment kind of guy. At an award show, Dave Chappelle was asked about freedom of speech versus political correctness. The tone of his answer left no doubt upon where Dave stands. Check it out:
Dave Chappelle: "Political correctness has its place... I, personally, am not afraid of other people's freedom of e… https://t.co/nZKBy86YyG— The Hill (@The Hill)1572304233.0
The fart sound at the end sells it. We're with you, Dave.
The comedian essentially defending the Second Amendment came during his acceptance speech:
During his impromptu remarks, he defended freedom of speech when talking about comedians he knows who are "very racist."
"(I) don't get mad at 'em, don't hate on 'em," he said. "Man, it's not that serious. The First Amendment is first for a reason. Second Amendment is just in case the First one doesn't work out."
Granted, we're going by a reporter's recap. So I don't know if "very racist" is actually something Chappelle said, or if it's a biased reporter putting words in his mouth. Meaning there's also a chance "Second Amendment" is a joke about shooting the racist comedian. Context and delivery matters when one is telling a joke. And just about every other time.
Amidst all the he said, she said, ze said, there's a broader point to be made. The First Amendment allows for us to speak about whatever we want. Whatever. We. Want. Without fear of the government telling us to STFU and sit awhile in a cobbled prison cell. The kind with manacles hanging from the walls. No, the actual scary dungeon for actual torture. Not something the bug boys would call "world of kink."
Should the government get to the point where they try to take away our right to free expression, that's where the well-regulated militia locks, loads, and aims.