Joe Rogan ‘Disgusted’ By Trudeau For Stating Canadians ‘Can’t Use A Gun For Self-protection’
Podcaster and comedian Joe Rogan said he is “disgusted” by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for saying citizens in his country do not have the right to use guns for self-defense.
Rogan was referencing a Trudeau appearance on Pod Save the World, where the prime minister said that Canadians were only able to obtain guns for sports shooting and hunting. Then he stated that those who wanted a gun for “self-protection” were not allowed to own one for that purpose.
Our prime minister doesn't even know the law..
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— Remali (@MrRemali) June 10, 2022
In the now-viral clip, Trudeau states “there are debates… and we have a culture where the difference is, guns can be used for hunting or for sport-shooting in Canada, and there are lots of gun owners, and they’re mostly law-respecting and law abiding, but you can’t use a gun for self-protection in Canada.”
“That’s not a right that you have in the Constitution or anywhere else. If you try and buy a gun and say it’s for self-protection,” Trudeau added, “No, you don’t get that.”
Rogan then went off on the clip in his interview with comedian Colion Noir. “He said you don’t have the right in Canada to own a gun to protect your life.”
“It is one of the most wild things I’ve seen anybody say, because first of all, I don’t believe it’s true,” added Rogan, who then went on to say that he was “so disgusted” by the comments that he “threw his hands up in the air” upon hearing Trudeau’s claims.
“He’s the son of a guy who was a politician and a leader and completely removed person in terms of regular society,” said Rogan. Noir then joined in to say that Trudeau was similar to Joe Biden, stating that the two are “both corrupt, both full of sh*t.”
This isn’t the first time Rogan has been critical of Trudeau on his podcast. Just a couple of weeks ago, he warned against punishing law-abiding gun owners.
Rogan then spoke about the tragic massacre in Uvalde, Texas, saying “no one knows how to stop that.” He then acknowledged that mass shootings “happen in this country every now and then.”
“Is the answer to take everyone’s guns?” Rogan asked. “Well, they’re not gonna give their guns up. So, you’re gonna have, only criminals are gonna have guns. It’s not gonna be a good situation.”
Joe Rogan: "It’s like, how do you stop that? No one knows how to stop that. What is the answer? Is the answer to take everyone’s guns? Well, they’re not gonna give their guns up. Only criminals are gonna have guns." pic.twitter.com/UhmIWej22y
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) May 30, 2022
To further his point, Rogan stressed the rarely talked about and unforeseen consequences that would stem from a government ban or buy-back program.
“I don’t think it’s wise to take all the guns away from people and leave all the power to the government,” Rogan said. “We see how they are even with an armed populace; they still have a tendency towards totalitarianism. The more increased power and control you have over people, the easier it is for them to do what they do.”
Then Rogan proceeded to capitalize on his argument against any “short-term” gun control solutions pushed by the government: “Freedoms lost are rarely regained.”