Stephen Colbert took a couple of somber minutes during his show Monday night to address the events in San Bernardino, Calif., last week.
He acknowledged the magnitude of the events and how difficult it is to discuss them on a comedy show. And he even suggested it was counterproductive to "prayer shame" those offering thoughts and prayers, as the New York Daily News most notably did.
But then Colbert went a step further, saying those thoughts and prayers indeed weren't sufficient. And rather than echoing calls for bans on assault weapons or not selling guns to people on the no-fly list, he suggested we should look at something else: bullets.
"There has to be some way to make it harder to build up an arsenal; the San Bernardino shooters had 6,000 rounds of ammunition," Colbert said. "Why's it so easy to buy bullets when I have to show three forms of ID to buy Sudafed?"