Watch Jimmy Kimmel Break Down While Discussing Las Vegas Tragedy

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Yesterday’s tragedy in Las Vegas was one which will not soon be forgotten, especially for the hundreds injured and their families. While Las Vegas mourns, so does the rest of America, but little will likely be done to stop future attacks like this one. It was only 16 months ago when the deadliest mass shooting in US history took place in an Orlando night club. Yesterday’s attack eclipsed that attack in terms of casualties by a wide margin.

As you may or may not be aware, late night TV host Jimmy Kimmel’s home town is Las Vegas. He has also never been afraid to use his immense popularity to express views he’s favorable of. Kimmel has been an instrumental part of the GOP’s failed Obamacare repeal bills, and by the looks of things, he may be an instrumental part of any gun control legislation that eventually passes.

Last night Kimmel started his show off with a monologue that he had a difficult time getting through. He clearly was distraught, choking back tears as he expressed anger and outrage, not only towards the shooter, but to the politicians who offer ‘thoughts and prayers’ but do little else to rectify this glaring problem in America.

“Your thoughts and prayers are insufficient,” he said.

Kimmel expressed his outrage toward the fact that this deranged individual was able to purchase dozens of weapons, many which were automatic or semi-automatic, and commit such a heinous crime.

“I’ve been reading comments from people who say this is terrible but there’s nothing we can do about it and I disagree with that. Of course there is something we can do about it,” Kimmel explained. “I don’t know why do our so-called leaders continue to allow this to happen? Or maybe a better question; why do we continue to let them allow it to happen?”

One needs to sits back and consider that the number of Americans killed on a battlefield since the Revolutionary War in 1776, 1,396,733, pales in comparison to the 1,516,863 Americans killed by firearms in the US since only 1968. These are facts, and Kimmel certainly seems to make more sense than some of the politicians making our laws.

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