[VIDEO] Last Week Tonight With John Oliver on NRA & Gun Control

John Oliver lambastes lawmakers for continuing to block gun research as the bodies pile up

Describing the NRA as β€œlike PETA, but for guns, and effective,” Oliver explained how the gun organization keeps lawmakers in line, not only through contributions, but by effectively organizing their members to inundate their congressmen with phone calls demanding they do nothing about our porous gun laws.

β€œHere we are again,” Oliver stated. β€œAfter another mass shooting, with weak legislation doomed to failure. And there is clearly a disconnect between public opinion which favors, to varying degrees, a number of different gun control measures and any practical action in Washington.”