Remarking on the tragic events of Orlando, Howard Stern recently shared a strong opinion on gun control: “People’s response after the Orlando shooting is to take guns away from the public… it’s f****** mindblowing to me.”
Continuing, Stern broke down the world’s population into three categories: the sheep, the wolves, and the sheepdogs. The sheep represent the everyday person: “As sheep, most of us sit around all day, we don’t know how to defend ourselves, we are in a flock, and we basically think everything is okay.” Meanwhile, the wolves represent “the bad guys, whether they be ISIS, terrorists, homegrown or otherwise, the military looks at them as wolves.” Finally, the sheepdogs represent the military and police “who look at themselves as the warriors, but they’re on the good side, they’re protecting us.” Using these analogies, Stern went on to describe a scenario bringing all three animals into connection.
“The sheepdogs are protecting you, but some of them can’t be with you all day. There’s not a sheepdog for every citizen, and a wolf is still eating one of you every night.”
“Let’s say I literally walk up to a group of sheep, and this group of sheep knows that every night the wolves will come and pick a few of them off from the group. I walk up and say: ‘You wanna have a shot at the wolves? I’m gonna give you a pistol, you can actually even the playing field with these wolves, whose fangs are out, shoot them, and save your family.’ ”
However, Howard believes that the sheep, the ordinary, everyday person, will respond with the mindset, “Well we aren’t gonna do that, we don’t want to fight ba-a-a-a-a-a-ck (sheep noise) because the wolves only hurt the family down the street and the sheepdogs are there to protect us.” Howard Stern’s response: “Well, the sheepdogs are protecting you, but some of them can’t be with you all day. There’s not a sheepdog for every citizen, and a wolf is still eating one of you every night.”
Wrapping up his thoughts on the matter, Howard Stern shared the thoughts below:
“I don’t like violence—I don’t like any of this stuff—but I consider myself a sheep, and I want the police to protect me. I support the police. And I want the government to protect me. But guess what? Most of your politicians … all have private security. … So they’re OK. Those are sheep that are very well protected. You on the other hand, you’re a sitting duck. I’m not for taking away people’s rights. I’m not. I think the answer doesn’t lie in taking any kind of ability of the sheep to protect themselves from the wolves. I really don’t. I wish it was that simple.”
Stern’s position can be heard at the beginning of the video below, give it a listen. Agree? Disagree? Let us know your thoughts…