Tonight, The Daily Show's Wyatt Cenac profiled John Pierce, an "open carrier" who faces strong opposition to his decision to publicly brandish his weapon. What resulted was a hilarious comparison of Pierce's fight to that of America's gays. Video inside.

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Segments like these are why Stewart and his correspondents are consistently lauded for their ability to integrate silly comedy with real political satire, all while making an astute—even if, at least in this case, ultimately incidental—point in the process.

As former Gawker EIC Gabriel Snyder said on Twitter, "Daily Show producers, I salute you."

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