Stephen Colbert used Monday's show to bring attention to an important issue: Texas gun laws.

Rep. Dan Flynn is pushing for a bill that would eliminate the required gun training time to be 4 hours, as opposed to the current ten. Why? So people won't have to take an entire day off work just to hear stories about gun safety. "Rep. Flynn knows how valuable his constituents' time is," Colbert said "You can't ask people to devote a whole Saturday to learning how to operate a deadly weapon. That's time that could be spent accidentally shooting their family."

He then shifted focus to University of Houston graduate student Kyle Coplen, who's giving out free shotguns in high crime areas as a social experiment... which is working out about as well as you could expect.

Check out the clip above to see Stephen's double-barreled take on these Texas gun issues.

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  • Donuts And Guns

    Hopefully both are far away from the day school.

  • Double Shot Liquor & Guns

    We're not sure what's weirder: the fact that there's a drive-thru or that liquor/gun gift baskets exist.

  • A Diamond And A Rifle

    Because nothing says "I love you" more than this.

  • "Protect" Yourself

    So THAT'S why RadioShack is still in business.

  • Guns, Wedding Gowns & Beer

    For all your shotgun wedding needs.

  • One Heck Of A Deal

    Sadly, the asterisk next to Free Handgun* doesn't lead to a message at the bottom that says, "Just kidding."

  • What She Really Wants

    A dozen roses can only say so much.

  • Buy A Gun, Get A Tan

    Which of these things is not like the others?

  • Ray's Got You Covered

    Because nothing goes together like whiffle ball, two-by-fours and guns.

  • Jesus & Phone Cards & Hot Dogs & Guns

    Dont' forget your free tickets to the magic show!

  • Guns And Guy Stuff

    In a rustic barn setting no less.

  • Liquor & Guns

    Sorry, if you need your liquor and guns BEFORE 10:00 a.m., you're out of luck.

  • Guns And Other People's Stuff

    If you want a gun with a terrible history, this is your place.

  • Gas, Groceries, Guns & Guitars

    They used to have a lot more guitars, but they had to sell them for more guns.

  • Gun Grocery

    He was going to go with "Semi-Automatic Supermarket" but it didn't fit on the sign.

  • Fun Pack

    Now you can put all your dangerous impulses to good use in one place.

  • Guns And Gold

    Yeah, but do they have a gun made out of gold though?