Anti-Gun Brit John Oliver Exemplifies Self-Serving ‘Dual Citizen’ Oxymoron

‘Dual citizen’ John Oliver wants a government with a monopoly of violence like the kind back in the UK to impose “Cower and Cringe” laws on Americans instead of “Stand Your Ground.” (Last Week Tonight with John Oliver/Facebook)

U.S.A. – -( “‘Last Week Tonight’: John Oliver Rips Gun Laws That ‘Exalt A White Person’s Fear Over A Black Person’s Life,’” a Monday Deadline Hollywood promo piece masked as objective news claimed. The laws in question are commonly referred to as “Stand Your Ground,” and per the “woke” kneejerk lynch mob congregating in the “comments” section, anyone who questions the accusation is also racist.

“The stand-your-ground law was infamously used in the 2012 George Zimmerman case, in which a community watch shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin,” the report declares. “Zimmerman was successfully exonerated of wrongdoing after lawyers used stand-your-ground in his defense.”

There’s just one problem: That’s just not true. Zimmerman’s lawyer “argued basic self-defense law that would have been similar in just about every state in the nation,” a report by ABC News (hardly a champion of the right of the people to keep and bear arms) was honest enough to make known, further calling out:

“Many, including legal commentators who should know better, repeatedly citing the statute as a crucial issue…”

So, aside from lazy reporting and an unwillingness to challenge its own confirmation bias, what’s Deadline Hollywood’s excuse?

As an aside, don’t expect British import Oliver to ever tell his viewers that “blacks benefit the most from Stand Your Ground laws.” Per economist, and author John Lott:

“Blacks may make up just 16.6 percent of Florida’s population, but they account for over 31 percent of the state’s defendants invoking a Stand Your Ground defense. Black defendants who invoke this statute to justify their actions are acquitted 8 percent more frequently than whites who use that same defense.”

Oliver is a typical example of a foreign national who comes to this country to exploit the benefits of its economy while subverting the very freedom that allowed that economy to grow into an attractant for the rest of the world. Another is “comedian” Samantha Bee, a Canadian import reaping personal rewards from  “starring” in shows like “Full Frontal Wants to Take Your Guns.”

So much for the lie that no one is talking about doing that.

A common gun owner reaction to both Oliver and Bee: If they don’t like it here, why don‘t they go back to where they came from?

The answer you’ll get back: Because they became American citizens.

Kind of, but they hedged their bets.

“Bee became a US citizen in 2014 while retaining her Canadian citizenship,” a speaker’s bureau offering to send her to live events for $100K – $200K reveals.

And Oliver, “a dual citizen… is now the proud holder of two passports, ‘like Jason Bourne,’” the UK’s Independent recounted.

“Dual nationals owe allegiance to both the United States and the foreign country,” a State Department travel advisory notes. “It is important to note the problems attendant to dual nationality. Claims of other countries upon U.S. dual-nationals often place them in situations where their obligations to one country are in conflict with the laws of the other.”

Per Kurzban’s Immigration Law Sourcebook:

“The U.S. government has generally looked with disfavor on United States Citizens maintaining dual nationality. Rogers v. Bellei, 401 U.S. 815, 831-32 (1971) [‘Congress has an appropriate concern with problems attendant to dual nationality’]; Kennedy v. Mendoza-Martinez, 372 U.S. 144, 187 (1963) (Brennan, J. concurring) [We have recognized the entanglements which may stem from dual allegiances’]; Kawakita v. U.S., 343 U.S. 717, 723-735 (1952) [;One who has a dual nationality will be subject to claims from both nations, claims which at times may be competing and conflicting’].”

Dual allegiances violate the Naturalization Oath of Allegiance to the United States of America, which clearly states:

“I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty, of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; and that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; so help me God.”

Note the “noncombatant” pledge—an “exclusion” was created for the requirement to serve and/or to “bear arms on behalf of the United States” during the Obama administration, meaning new “citizens” can opt-out of defending the country. They also can affirm instead of swear, skip the “God” part and some are given a pass on the oath altogether because they don’t understand it due to “medical conditions,” which make it fair to wonder why it’s in anyone’s interests to make them eligible to vote.

“One of the goals of the globalists is to make everyone believe we are citizens of the world, not citizens of a particular country,” the late conservative leader Phyllis Schlafly warned almost 20 years ago.  “We are also beginning to hear more frequently about ‘dual citizenship,’ but that phrase is an oxymoron. One cannot truly be a citizen of two countries because ultimately loyalty cannot be divided.”

“Congress should put an end to this dangerous notion and tighten up the law on what constitutes evidence that a naturalized U.S. citizen intends to retain or to reinstate his loyalty to a foreign country,” she declared.

Don’t look for them to do that with Democrats (or cheap labor Republicans) in charge – their goal is to turn the “pathway to citizenship” into a superhighway.

Until things do change, foreign nationals intent on undermining our rights while they profit, foreign-born ingrates like Oliver and Bee, are living perversions of how John F. Kennedy (a president who understood the Second Amendment) urged Americans to live:

Ask not what we can do for your country. Ask what your country can do for us.

About David Codrea:

David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating/defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament. He blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” is a regularly featured contributor to Firearms News, and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

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You have written a necessary and powerful column today. Clearly, hard work
– but isn’t it a shame it was necessary?

Bear in mind the H1-B visa abuse, whereby cheap-minded Corporations import cheap foreign labor, mainly from India, to do computer programming instead of hiring American workers.

So many of the Indians are openly hostile to our American Way, including the RKBA.

Now, who in the gun rights community has the courage to speak out against all this other than you?

If it weren’t for you, then no one it seems.




Not to mention the hordes of them manning phone banks in India pestering us about lowering our credit care interest rates to zero, fixing my windows computer I do not own, or warning me if the possible fraud when my credit card was used to purchase a thousand dollar I phone from Amazon….. I like my $85 I phone just fine, thanks all the same, I do NOT buy form or through Amazon, nor do I have any credit cards. Yet they continue to plague is… and gt paid for it. But at least those eedjits can’t vote or receive… Read more »


Welcome to the club! I gave up credit cards decades ago, and haven’t even had a TV for ten years. I have also now progammed my phone to not even ring unless it’s someone from my contact list. I got sick of bots bothering me dozens of times a day! I gave up answering my landline years ago… corporations have managed to screw up almost every good thing in life. But they’ve just moved on to building things and then throwing them straight into the garbage without ever using them. Cut out the middleman! Throw all the resources away directly,… Read more »


What I don’t like is this:

Not only do they not understand our culture, our American Way,

They don’t even understand the English language.

Some of these call center to which you refer have accents so heavy I can’t understand what they’re saying.

And they don’t understand me.

When the day comes that firearm companies export their call centers to India, it’s over.


Maybe they could work at a seven eleven or Dunkin’ Donuts and pal around with Joe Biden.


John Oliver is a complete idiot and reminds me of a scrub Jay. Eat , squawk and shit . Any day this clown don’t like the constitution he can get the hell out of America . Shut up or go home you slimey limey your not an American !


I would go further, dual citizenship should be outlawed in the US, Those holding two current citizenships must decide which one is held dear. If one dithers, denaturalization must ensue.


if America is so bad why are they still here or, why don’t they go back to their safe countries? can those hypocrites say money and freedom? i have never seen either of these “persons” show and don’t care to know anything more about them. the idolatry of actors, media and sports figures is one of the most detrimental aspects of our society. you cannot worship two God’s. most of what is on broadcast and even cable is worthless propaganda, elevates my blood pressure and wastes my time.


No, Mr. Zimmerman was most assuredly NOT “standing his ground”. He was lying upon it, face up, as an YOOOOOGE hulk of a martial arts pracititioiner was busily pounding Mr. Zimmerman’s head into a four inch thick slab of concrete. Mr. Zimmerman never attempted to draw his own weapon, but when his putative murderer discovered it, moved to seize it, and threatened to use it upon his prey to kill him Mr. ZImmerman then merely attempted to retain sufficient control over the handgun to prevent this happening. As the punk stuggled for control over the weapon it discharged, giving the… Read more »


Someone please tell this Brit twit that we kicked his ilk off our land about two hundred forty years ago, the key issue prompting that action being precisely the one he yet attempts to foicst upon us: Disaring the common man. Yes, upon direct orders from King George Three, his Head Honco Thomas W Gage attemped a raid to seize the arms (weapons of military usefulness) from the citizens at Lexington and Concord. It took us about ten years, but they finally gave it up, boarded their ships, and went back home tail twixt hind legs. Not content with that… Read more »

CD Redneck

Matthew 6:24

No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.


CD – and that is exactly no one should be allowed to hold dual citizenship. They will have no full loyalty to either and will try to assert the privileges of both at their convenience. Hmm that sounds like a requirement for the prototypical flip flopper.


The Brits are avoiding the heavy tax burden from England and voting for the same here. Throw them out. Maybe “dual” citizens should pay taxes to both authorities.

Last edited 2 years ago by PMinFl

Dual nationality is a fraud. End it. You are either an American or you are not. We are and exceptional nation composed of self governing citizens. We are the only such country on earth. We are losing that because far too many listen to disloyal fools like Oliver.


Yeah and do away with hyphenated descriptions of Anglo-American, African-American, etc. too! Either you are an American or you re something else!


You got that right Bro!!!


Attitudes such as his, contributed to our having to fight two wars against his mother country in the 18th century. Oh and we saved England’s butt twice in the last century! Go home you smarmy Brit! and take you entitled attitude with you!


John Oliver is a theatrical clown whose shows manage to take real-life issues and reduce them to insulting, childish drivel. He glosses over the “perceived threat” component to where, because it is subjective, he equates it to irrelevant. It would be interesting to see Oliver’s reaction to a situation where he truly believed his life was immediately and unavoidably threatened – and see how subjective his “perception” is. This is the same mentality that Biden uses when he laments the killing of an attacker with a knife – and suggests that the solution is to train police officers to shoot… Read more »

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Dubi Loo

Do these two jokers pay taxes to both countries they claim to be a “citizen?” Asking for a friend.


This inbred needs to be silent

Red Falcon 1325

Drop the “oxy” part of this article’s title.


It is so hypocritical of the left to Intimidate witnesses to fit their take on things, there was an 8 year old black child that witnessed travon martin on top of George Zimmerman beating the dog s… ot of him and his family was threatened so black gangs should rule???


Well, I made it to about the two minute mark in the vid. That guy was “Britsplaining” and with the accent, it just became too much for me to bear….

Brian Westley

Note the “noncombatant” pledge—an “exclusion” was created for the requirement to serve and/or to “bear arms on behalf of the United States” during the Obama administration

No, that clause goes back to at least 1952:

Ryben Flynn

Did you forget about Desmond T. Doss? He refused to carry a weapon and was eventually granted a an exemption as a Conscientious objector and then went on to be awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in the Battle of Okinawa. That was in 1945.
He did not refuse Military Service, he refused to carry a weapon or to take another life.
The movie about him is “Hacksaw Ridge”.

Last edited 2 years ago by Ryben Flynn
Brian Westley

That reads like it’s to conform to Welsh v. US (1970) (and Seeger (1965)), which ruled that conscientious objector status couldn’t have belief in a supreme being as a requirement (Welsh had been drafted). Since that was about the draft and not naturalization, it may have been brought over to make the laws more consistent.

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I really learn things here.

Unlike colleges..


I see it now – Section 337.


People may want to look into the big long list of powerful individuals, including politicians, here in the USA who hold dual citizenship in Israel too.


UK and Commonwealth Ex-Pats don’t really have a good grip on the Constitution via a vis Prince Harry’s 1st Amendment Bonkers statement.
Oliver’s an idiot who can’t understand why many Americans embrace the 2nd. And so rather than listen to why, he makes a bundle with his snarky commentary. One day he’ll go down the wrong alley, and someone will beat some sense into him.
Canadians are almost as bad as the Brits.


This creepy Brit needs to leave, now! Not only is he wrong, dangerously wrong, he is a traitor to his “adopted” country. Just get the hell out.


Limeys. Cold blooded queers with bad teeth and nasty complexions. Why do we allow “adults” to have dual citizenship? Obviously, they are more loyal to their mother country than America. If you want to become an American citizen, become American. If not, get the hell out and go back to your socialist subject status. This fake news regarding Travon Martin is sickening. They always show the angelic picture taken when he was 11 or 12. At the time of the shooting he was a 6-foot plus 17-year old gang-banger smoking marijuana blunts and pounding George Zimmerman’s head into the pavement.… Read more »