Watch the SNL guns ad where Amy Schumer skewers America’s gun culture.

SNL Skewered American Gun Culture With This Great, Darkly Comic Ad

SNL Skewered American Gun Culture With This Great, Darkly Comic Ad

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Oct. 11 2015 10:14 AM

SNL Skewered American Gun Culture With This Great, Darkly Comic Ad

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Amy Schumer’s SNL debut was a spry, polished affair, largely because it centered the same qualities that make her show great: irreverent skits, goofy impressions, terrific stand up. Then there’s her biting satire, which came via this faux-PSA that posits a not-so-distant future (or terrifying present) in which gun culture is as integral to the human condition as “love, family, connection, and a sense of purpose.”

The ad is particularly ominous after a week that saw school shootings in Oregon, Arizona, and Texas, and there’s an uneasy hilarity to watching couples spoon with a pistol or fire off a few rounds in the name of love. The tagline? “Guns: We’re here to stay.”

Sharan Shetty is on the editorial staff of the New Yorker. You can follow him on Twitter