‘SNL’ Zings NRA: ‘Only Way To Stop A Bad Roach Is A Good Roach With A Gun’

Saturday Night Live” host and NBA legend Charles Barkley played Ned the exterminator whose sights are set on cockroaches in a slapstick sketch on the program — but he was aiming for the National Rifle Association.

“Ned’s Roach Away” has an innovative way to eliminate roaches: Arm the good roaches with teeny AR-1 5s to take out the bad ones.

“The only way to stop a bad roach is a good roach with a firearm, ” Barkley explains in the sketch. That’s the constant refrain from NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre, heard most recently at the Conservative Political Action Conference last month: “To stop a bad guy with a gun, it takes a good guy with a gun.”

A horde of really bad roaches might require good glitches toting AR-1 5s with bumpstocks , notes Barkley’s Ned, who wears a cowboy hat.

Don’t worry, the armed roaches in “Ned’s Roach Away” are all “good character, ” God-fearing bugs who regularly attend their tiny church. “And none of my roaches are gay, ” says “Ned.”

Fans reactions were mixed on Twitter. Some discovered the sketch hilarious, while others thought it was insensitive so soon after the shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, that killed 17 people.

Check out the video above.

CORRECTION : A previous version of this story said NRA CEO induced his recent commentary about firearms to the group’s convention. His statements were made at the Conservative Political Action Conference .

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