'Daily Show' Shouts Out 'Marin County Kumbaya Patrol'

In introducing a segment on how a wide range of groups are ready to talk about gun control, Jon Stewart juxtaposes the NRA and the peace-loving ways of many Marin-ites.

"Finally everyone from the NRA to the Marin County Kumbaya Patrol is ready to talk about gun violence, although, to be fair, the Kumbaya Patrol has been ready for quite some time now."

That's how Jon Stewart opened The Daily Show Tuesday night. In the wake of the and the wave of mass shootings in recent months, Stewart sought to juxtapose the recent willingness of the National Rifle Association to talk about gun control with the never-waning willingness of peace-loving folks in, say, Marin, to have that conversation.

Iron Springs Brewery in Fairfax took notice, and today sent out this note on its Facebook page: "Complimentary fries to any one from the Marin County Kumbaya Patrol from Noon-4:00 today."

Watch the clip above and let us know what you think in the Comments!

C Ross January 10, 2013 at 02:11 AM
Dang, I got home too late for those fries! Maybe I can get them tomorrow?
Patricia Ascher January 10, 2013 at 03:49 AM
Perhaps someone needs to tell Jon Stewart that this county has collected over $37,000 in contributions for a gun buyback day on January 15th. Nothing Kumbaya about that. Pat Ascher
Adam Ladwig January 10, 2013 at 06:20 PM
Welcome to the Marin County Kumbaya Patrol! Invite your friends, family, and even your enemies. We don't discriminate here. Help share the love and end the madness. https://www.facebook.com/MarinCountyKumbayaPatrol
Jessica Mullins (Editor) January 10, 2013 at 07:54 PM
Glad you brought up the gun buy back, Pat. Here's more info on it for any interested readers we have: http://sananselmofairfax.patch.com/articles/da-sets-gun-buy-back-days-for-jan-15-21-at-6-locations-in-marin#photo-4505744
Stay-at-home-Dad January 11, 2013 at 02:04 AM
I tried that club as therapy for my anger management issues but I got so enraged that I could not master the macrame stitch that I ended up bonking the Kumbaya leader over the head with my Bundt Cake pan.
Michael January 11, 2013 at 02:18 AM
the gun buyback is a feel good gesture that will do little to address the problem with violence in our society. Think the criminals are going to be turning in their guns? Many more guns will be sold and Hollywood will continue to churn out ultra violent movies as 'entertainment' for our children. I believe that our heartfelt focus is on the wrong target as usual. Buy hey many in the bay area also support Boxer and her absurd vision of having armed National Guard troop stationed in our schools. That is pure lunacy but consider the source. This problem will take more than knee jerk responses but that is what we get from our reactionary politicians. We knee jerked after 911 under pressure from Washington to do so. The result was an unprecedented explosion in the size of our government (to supposedly protect us?) and a significant loss of rights we once had and we will never again have back. Our government now treats law abiding citizens like criminals in our airports etc. (militant TSA). We gotta think this gun thing through and demand that our politicians get off their arses and act not react. We obviously need to elect new leaders focused on actually doing something about our real problems. The ones we have now, Boxer, Pelosi, Feinstein (remember she is big time into the military) Woolsey (thankfully she is now gone), Lee et al have known about this problem for a long time and have done little yet we keep voting them back into office expecting different results?
Kevin Moore January 11, 2013 at 03:02 AM
It doesn't matter how much you raise for the program, it will most likely be wasted money. Most of the firearms collected in gun buyback programs are non-functional firearms or in a few instances firearms that were inherited. These are not the firearms that are causing the problems. I would be interested to see a photo review and inspection of any firearms that are collected.
Stay-at-home-Dad January 11, 2013 at 06:04 AM
Thank God someone like me doesn't own a gun. Even cake walks make me furious.
Stay-at-home-Dad January 11, 2013 at 06:05 AM
I heard the fries were supreme!
William Bertram January 11, 2013 at 07:21 AM
Marin County Kumbaya Patrol is real? Interesting. (Have to stop and laugh a minute at the naked bodies spelling 'NO WAR'. Beautiful actually. 1971 all over again. Love that.) But equating all the nonsense of video games and movie violence to mass murders is more insane than the shooters themselves. Most of them were on heavy anti psychotic drugs and others were 'Monarched' into it, or BOTH! Turning in your guns is the stupidest things Americans could EVER do! Remember, bad guys don't obey the law even when we do...Watch this please: www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWbbGJqrHRA
Kevin Moore January 11, 2013 at 07:53 PM
Michael, I completely agree with you. More knee jerk legislation is not what we need. Add to your list are two wars that lasted over a decade. All the war in Afghanistan is doing now is buying up war materials. I expect the government to fall quicker than Saigon after the American pull out. The details of the shooting are still not being fully published. First the brother was the second shooter, then he wasn't. The most recent article I read stated the mother was about to have her son committed and that is what set him off. The mother should have had all of those weapons locked away in a safe. I don't find it acceptable to have six people shot with a revolver, rather than a dozen with a semi-automatic. What really needs to be done is separate the mentally incompetent from firearms. Is anyone talking about what happens if someone in the house, other than the owner, is found mentally incompetent to own a firearm? That is what to appears to have happened. If a felon is living in the same house, the felon must be blocked from having access to firearms and ammunition. Seems reasonable and should be expanded to those who are mentally ill and violent.
alfred April 20, 2013 at 09:04 PM
My suggestion is that the guns that are bought back, should be given free of charge to those less fortunate who cannot afford to purchase their own guns. Every decent person needs to own a gun.


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