All in the Family was a sitcom from decades ago featuring a lovable curmudgeon at odds with his hipster daughter and son-in-law. Norman Lear gave us a TV show to serve as a primer on political correctness, and Archie Bunker was presented as a caricature so as not to leave any question about which side was the correct side.
These days Lear is pulling out scene from the show in an effort to ridicule gun owners. Link.
In the scene the audience sees a spot Archie did on a public access channel about gun rights. The audience gets a good laugh, and Norman Lear wants to remind us of that now with this remark:
[Archie] finds himself suggesting that the best answer to avoid skyjacking is to "arm every passenger" and the audience erupts in laughter. You can see the clip:
Can we possibly have any other reaction to Wayne LaPierre's similarly insane idea to provide armed guards for every school but to laugh? Or cry. I find myself doing a lot of both lately.
Lear, who is old enough to have been shocked by the Tate/LaBianca knife murders, is probably no stranger to armed guards himself.
Lear has overlooked the fact that many of the people who laughed along with him back then have grown up and now look with deep suspicion at the progressive causes he promotes. Taking rights away from the people and giving more power to government is not progress.
"All in the Family," by the way, was a knock off of a British TV show called, Til Death Us Do Part about a working class conservative and his socialist son in law.