Trevor Noah Responds To Tucker Carlson's Suggestion That Kids Shouldn't Have A Say In Their Government

"If kids are old enough to be shot, they're old enough to have an opinion about being shot."

"If kids are old enough to be shot, they're old enough to have an opinion about being shot."

That's how The Daily Show's Trevor Noah reacted to hearing Tucker Carlson say that American kids aren't citizens.

The Fox News Host was talking about the recent National School Walkout in support of gun control when he said, "people who don't have the right to buy guns have the right to make my gun laws."

Carlson continued, "They're not citizens. They're children. They're not of 18."

The Daily Show host didn't hold back in his response.

"Wow, now American kids aren't even citizens?" Noah said on Thursday's show. "Get the fuck out of here, man. If kids are old enough to be shot, they're old enough to have an opinion about being shot."

The National School Walkout was organized in response to the Parkland, Florida school shooting. On Wednesday, 2,500 schools across the country walked out of school at 10 a.m. in a 17-minute demonstration to end gun violence.

One New York City-based participant, 17-year-old, Chris Stauffer, encouraged skeptics of teen activism to review some of America's biggest social and political movements.

"I think they should look back to every social movement in the last 300 years that have been spearheaded by young people," he told A Plus. "I think they should look back to the American revolution that was spearheaded by young people. To the civil rights movement that was spearheaded by young people."

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