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Alaska's Taser-hunting ban makes 'Colbert Report'

  • Author: Craig Medred
  • Updated: September 27, 2016
  • Published April 28, 2011

The recent Alaska Board of Game decision to ban pre-emptively the use of Tasers to "hunt" wildlife for photo ops and then release them has reached the big-time. The new game rule was singled out for ridicule by Comedy Central satirist Stephen Colbert. A mock-outraged Colbert asks, objecting to what he perceives as a new government attack on the right to self-defense: "What are they going to take next, my giant, moose-burning magnifying glass?" Watch the video segment below (the Alaska portion begins at 0:40).

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