Comedian Dave Chappelle has been making no shortage of waves lately, and it appears he’s not slowing down.
After getting the social justice crowd to go into shaking fits of rage over his comments during his “Sticks and Stone” comedy special, Chappelle has received no shortage of hate from the hard left for honestly speaking his mind. What’s worse, is that during his comedy special he spoke freely about owning and using a gun.
It appears that Chappelle is somewhat of a fan of it because he brought it up again during an acceptance speech for an award he was being given. According to USA Today, Chappelle was receiving the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at The Kennedy Center on Sunday night. During the speech, Chapelle began remarking about free speech.
Chappelle informed the crowd that he hadn’t actually prepared a speech despite being there to accept the award, and went on to give an impromptu speech about comedians he knows that are very racist. Chappelle’s take is that it’s not worth getting upset over racist comedians.
His comments suggest that if racism does eventually get to the point of violence, the Second Amendment is always there as a solution.
“(I) don’t get mad at ’em, don’t hate on ’em,” he said. “Man, it’s not that serious. The First Amendment is first for a reason. Second Amendment is just in case the first one doesn’t work out.”
That’s not likely going to win any friends on the hard left, who are currently pushing an anti-gun narrative, but as Chappelle has demonstrated quite a few times, he’s not out to placate anyone.
It’s important to note here that Chappelle isn’t advocating that people be shot for being racist. He makes that clear by saying not to get upset about it and that the First Amendment is first for a reason. I say that because the First Amendment not working out can easily be misinterpreted by the radical left who has a bad habit of equating speech to violence.
But guns are necessary to protect yourself and your rights. Even Chappelle, who told everyone he hates guns during his infamous comedy special, said he keeps them around out of necessity.
And maintaining your rights to free speech is a necessity, and if it takes the right to bear arms to do that then so be it.