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Beardo Stephen Colbert Highlights Florida Gun Hero's Brave Stand Against Civility (Video)
A strangely be-bearded Stephen Colbert introduced us to a great American hero in this 'Difference Makers" segment on Monday's Colbert Report: meet Doug Varrieur of Big Pine Key, Florida, a gentleman who loves his Second Amendment rights so much that he exercises them all the time, shooting at a 12-square-foot target. In his yard. Right next to his neighbors' houses, and next to a heavily-traveled canal. Oh, sure, going to an indoor gun range might be "safer." But he takes precautions -- his elderly mom watches for traffic, and she's not worried about ricochets. And because this is Florida, can't nobody stop him.
This is one of those beautifully American stories about how rugged individualism — and one man’s determination to be an asshole — wins the day over irrelevancies like the neighbors’ wimpy desire to not be hit by stray bullets. Ah, Freedom.