Jimmy Kimmel is emotionally wrenched by the horrible massacre in Las Vegas, where he grew up. He’s angry, too. The conscientious comedian is tired of hearing the media refrain that we can do nothing to prevent gun violence. Because, as he says, “of course there’s something we can do about it.”
“I don’t know why our so-called leaders keep allowing this to happen,” says Kimmel. “Or maybe a better question is why do we continue to let them allow it to happen.” Those so-called leaders include the president, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Speaker 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.” Like all the Republican Senators Kimmel displays, who vote in lockstep against “common sense” gun safety laws.
It’s good that these politicians are always sending their “thoughts and prayers” as such tragedies become routine, Kimmel adds, “because they should be praying for God to forgive for letting the gun lobby run this country.”
Are you sick of the mush-mouthed media and political excuses for this lethal cowardice? So is Jimmy, who makes more sense in ten minutes than network anchors and commentators who blather for ten hours.