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America.....and those guns!

Another day in the USA.....and yet another shooting resulting in the death of 9 people.     And what is America doing about it?    Nothing!

A plaintiff cry from an unlikely source........Jon Stewart of Daily Show fame.

"Jon Stewart's The Daily Show hit a rare emotional note on Thursday, in the wake of a South Carolina shooting which left nine people dead.

 With just six weeks to go until he retires, the satirist stared down the camera and declared he had no jokes.

Instead, the 52-year-old delivered a monologue on America's enduring problem with both racism and gun control.

"I didn't do my job today, and I apologise. I've got nothing for you in terms of jokes," Stewart said.

"I've got nothing for you in terms of jokes and sounds because of what happened in South Carolina.

"Maybe if I wasn't nearing the end of my run or this wasn't such a common occurrence, maybe I could have pulled out of the spiral, but I didn't.

Nine people were killed on Thursday when 21-year-old Dylann Roof opened fire at a bible study group at an African American Methodist church in South Carolina.

"I honestly have nothing other than just sadness that, once again, we have peer into the abyss of the depraved violence that we have to do to each other," Stewart said, "and the nexus of a gaping racial wound that will not heal yet we pretend doesn't exist."


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