In recent months, Jimmy Kimmel has been known to take time out of his usually funny monologue on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” to get real and discuss serious current events going on in the world. Last night the late night host took 10 minutes to talk about his feelings on the Las Vegas deadly shooting that has affected us all.
He started his monologue, with a tone of frustration that yet another tragic event had to take place in our country “Well hello everyone. Here we are again in the aftermath of another terrible inexplicable, shocking and painful tragedy—this time in Las Vegas which happens to be my hometown.”
Choking back tears he talked about those who lost their lives in this senseless act.
“Of course we pray for the victims and for their families and friends and we wonder why, even though there is probably no way to ever know why a human being would do something like this to other human beings who are at a concert having fun and listening to music.
“Obviously no one ever expected that something terrible would happen but it did,” Kimmel continued. “A very sick person smuggled 17 guns into his hotel room and smashed out the windows, started firing indiscriminately from the 32nd floor into a crowd of 22,000 people across the street and as a result for that, this morning we have children without parents and fathers without sons, mothers without daughters, we lost two police officers, a nurse from Tennessee, a special ed teacher from a local school here in Manhattan Beach . Its the kind of thing that makes you throw up or give up. It’s too much to even process. All these devastated families who now have to live with this pain forever, because one person with a violent and insane voice in his head managed to stock pile a collection of high-powered rifles and use them to shoot people.”
As Kimmel continued on with his monologue, his anger rose when talking about nonexistent gun control laws, questioning why we don’t taken action and berating the politicians who continue to allow this to happen.
“In February [President Trump] also signed a bill that made it easier for people with severe mental illness to buy guns legally. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and a number of other lawmakers who won’t do anything about this because the NRA has their balls in a money clip, also sent their thoughts and prayers today. Which is good they should be praying, they should be praying for God to forgive them for letting the gun lobby run this country.”
Listen to Kimmel’s full monologue below. Agree or disagree, Jimmy Kimmel made his voice heard last night.