Jimmy Kimmel, you ‘gun nuts know you bear some responsibility…
During late-night TV host Jimmy Kimmel’s Monday night opening monologue, he gave an emotional ten-minute political rant about Sunday’s tragic shooting in Las Vegas, saying that “now is the time for political debate” about gun control.
Kimmel completely dismissed as inadequate calls for prayers and unity by President Donald Trump, House Speaker Paul Ryan, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), saying that “they should be praying for God to forgive them for letting the gun lobby run this country.”
Kimmel continued to attack gun rights advocates during Tuesday night’s monologue of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, defending the deceptive gun control rant he issued in tears Monday night and mocked gun “nuts” who called him out on it.
“I want to send special good wishes to those watching from Las Vegas. You know what happened on Sunday night. I’m not going to get deep into it again tonight, I said what I had to say last night,” Kimmel said of the horrific mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival in Las Vegas Sunday night that left at least 59 people dead and more than 500 injured.
“But I do want to say something to those nuts who spent most of the day on television and online attacking those of us who think we need to do something about the fact that 59 innocent people were killed,” ABC funnyman continued.
“They say it’s inappropriate to be talking about it because it’s too soon,” Kimmel said. “Well, maybe it is too soon for you because deep down inside you know — in your heart you know you bear some responsibility for the fact that almost anyone can get any weapon they want, and now you want to cover yourself until the storm of outrage passes and you can go back to your dirty business as usual.”
The greater criticism for Kimmel rests on the nature of his Monday night comments; his misleading and, in some cases, blatantly false claims about gun laws, certain types of firearms, and Second Amendment legislation pending before Congress. Breitbart News highlighted some of the most misleading aspects of Kimmel’s rant in a piece titled, “7 Deceptive Claims Jimmy Kimmel Made About Guns in One Monologue.”
The comic offered no apology for his deception during his Tuesday night monologue, nor did he rectify his failure to cry over those killed in gun-controlled Chicago — nearly 59 people each month — the way he cried over those killed in gun-friendly Nevada. Instead, he doubled down appealing to his First Amendment right to say what he said and mocking those who called him out on it.
The bottom line is that the Left will not accept, or acknowledge that Stephen Paddock, 64, who committed that atrocious act that killed 59 and injured hundreds of others, passed every gun law to acquire his arsenal – there is nothing wrong with the laws in place and no law will protect others from a madman on a mission.