ABC late night host Jimmy Kimmel gave his audience yet another lecture on gun control before his opening round of jokes Friday night.
“Once again our leaders are sending their thoughts and prayers,” Kimmel said of Friday’s shooting at a school in Santa Fe, Texas that claimed 10 lives. “President Trump said that he is with the people of Santa Fe in this tragic moment and that he will be with them forever, except when it’s time to do something and then he will not be with them, and neither will any of the congresspeople or governors that won’t ever do anything because they’re fearful it will hurt them politically. They know the truth, they know this has gone too far.”
Kimmel called lawmakers “too cowardly” to enact gun control because “they care more about the support of the [National Rifle Association] than they do about children.” (RELATED: ‘Predictable And Pathetic’ — Kellyanne Conway Attacks Dems For Politicizing Santa Fe School Shooting)
“So they sit there with their hands in their pockets, pockets that are full of gun money, and they do nothing. They just wait for the outrage to pass because it didn’t happen to their children,” said Kimmel. “The least you can do is register to vote, right now. Make sure we vote for politicians who will do something.”
“These kind of things don’t happen in countries with real, sensible gun laws.”
“Our leaders right now seem to think that everything is fine. It’s not fine. I don’t know about you, but I for one am very, very tired of this,” said the late night host, who then aired a clip juxtaposing Santa Fe student and parent statements between Republicans, including President Trump and Vice President Pence, proclaiming their support of the Second Amendment.