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A Laughable Suggestion By Archie Bunker In 1972 Basically Predicted Trump's Gun Plan

A Laughable Suggestion By Archie Bunker In 1972 Basically Predicted Trump's Gun Plan
Updated 3 months ago

There seems to be two types of people in the United States: those who understand that the brilliance of Norman Lear's All In The Family comes from laughing at the bigoted main character, Archie Bunker, and those who don't understand the show and agree with Bunker. President Donald Trump and NRA head Wayne LaPierre appear to be in the latter category, considering recent statements that the solution to solving school massacres is to have teachers strap on a Glock and play shoot-em-up in classrooms across the country.

Watching this clip from 1972, one might think Trump, in a late-night TV and Twitter binge, may have gotten his gun policy from Archie Bunker.

Lear made the connection between Archie Bunker and the NRA with one huge difference: Bunker’s “plan” was meant to be laughed at in the show.

Lear has said:

Can we possibly have any other reaction to Wayne LaPierre’s similarly insane idea to provide armed guards for every school but to laugh? Or cry. I find myself doing a lot of both lately.

It turns out he's not alone:

People thought maybe they had gone back in time:

Are we doomed to keep repeating ourselves?