Comedian Christopher Titus hates guns and anyone who doesn’t hate guns. He’s made that perfectly clear. The problem is that he’s also really, really bad at arguing against gun rights.
Case in point:
1600 hours to become a cosmetologist.
Barber another 1600 more hours of training.
Gun training 0 hours.
— Christopher Titus (@TitusNation) April 10, 2019
Is he absolutely sure about that “gun training” part?
I’m confused. Is he comparing what it takes to become licensed in a profession to someone just … owning a gun? https://t.co/VtiqJYljyH
— Ben (@BenHowe) April 12, 2019
Huh, imagine that. Where is the right to become a cosmetologist or a barber enshrined in the Constitution?
— The Truth About Guns (@guntruth) April 12, 2019
Cosmetology isn’t a legal right protected by the constitution
— Justin Serna (@realJustinSerna) April 12, 2019
But you probably hate the NRA, which promotes extensive training and education.
— AndLibertyForAll (@ImaConservativ1) April 12, 2019
It's dumb that you need 1600 hours to be legally allowed to engage in those professions; most professional uses of guns do involve special training, though of course how much depends on the profession.
— Cryptic Condor (@crypticcondor) April 12, 2019
NRA used to sponsor gun safety in high schools… l remember taking the class as it reinforced my father’s teachings on the matter. Many on the left found it to be a terrible idea and it was discontinued. There is a great deal of training done through many organizations.
— Jeff Kiser (@1962Kiser) April 12, 2019
I had to get 10 hours of classroom and range training to get my carry permit. Maybe some states don't require it, but responsible gun owners are always training.
— Richard B. West ? (@westrich54) April 12, 2019
If you want to professionally carry a gun there is extensive training required. If you want to cut your kid’s hair there is no training required. Perhaps you should work on comparing apples to apples.
— Berney Mangone (@enognam) April 11, 2019
Anyone who uses a firearm professionally does indeed get training. Conversely private people can buy their own scissors or hair trimmer and do their own hair without any training as well. Did you think about this one? Or just sent it right away?
— Golden Ratio FTW (@phikickspisbutt) April 12, 2019
Mentions of cosmetologists in the Constitution: 0
(you can guess the rest)
(And this argument doesn't make the point you think it does.)
— Tony (@justtjb) April 12, 2019
It doesn’t really make a good anti-gun argument … but it makes a pretty great one for occupational licensing reform.
Getting a ccw where I live requires a year of training, series of background checks, certified proof of training and mental fitness, registration of firearms, and a safety course.
But yes thank you for pointing out that the occupational licensing burden on Americans is absurd.
— Lyndsey Fifield (@lyndseyfifield) April 12, 2019
I had to go through a chunk of training for my CCW. I was actually one of the few chosen to sit down with the Sheriff and explain why I need/want a CC.
Also. Hot take here. You shouldn’t need 1600 hours to be a cosmetologist.
— Alex (@EsverAlexander) April 12, 2019
What Titus is doing here, more than anything else is highlighting the scourge of occupational licensing. https://t.co/MMC1Ys4g3P
— Jay Caruso (@JayCaruso) April 12, 2019
Perhaps you can use your clout to bring more attention to the occupational licensing issue.https://t.co/jrJ3ZnIi7Q
— ıllıllı ??????? ıllıllı (@slatermaus) April 12, 2019
Occupational licensing is indeed out of hand in many states, yes.
— Literally An M551 Sheridan (@PhilthyPhil2012) April 12, 2019
Thank you for highlighting exactly how ridiculous licensing requirements are.
— TOM Q. VAXY (@HappyNoLucky) April 12, 2019
Thank you for making the case against occupational licensing.
— Michael Ingraldi 狂88 (@protusmose) April 12, 2019
100% agree. There is no reason for these extensive training hours for an occupational liscence.
— Jacob Eshom (@jakeeshom) April 12, 2019
Yes! End occupational licensing!
— Chris Nodimas? (@CholeraFan) April 12, 2019
This is a disgrace. It's such a scam that barbers and cosmetologist have to go through all that bullshidd. It's nice to se Titus fighting against unreasonable government regulation.
— Jan Sobieski (@DocInAlaska55) April 11, 2019
This doesn’t make the point you’re trying to make. But makes a great point about the American government stifling enterprise
— 11s and 7s (@11s_7s) April 12, 2019
Congrats. You just made the case for occupational licensing reform!
— ????? (@STP48315) April 12, 2019