It was “Another weekend of sadness and outrage in the United States, we had two more mass shootings,” in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio, Jimmy Kimmel said on Monday’s Kimmel Live.
“And we agree on this, too: They did a poll last year, and 97 percent of gun owners – these are gun owners – support universal background checks,” Kimmel said.
“But the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell – this evil, soulless old creep – won’t even allow the Senate to vote on a bipartisan bill to require background checks for gun purchases at gun shows.”
“Now, the cops in Dayton ran into the line of fire to stop the guy shooting; the politicians were too cowardly to go on cable television to talk about it.” Meanwhile, President Trump couldn’t correctly identify Dayton as the Ohio city where one of the mass shootings happened, but he and other Republicans did “Point that little finger of blame” at the news media and then video games, Kimmel said.
“They play video games all over the world. This is the only place that this happens regularly. Video games have not been linked to gun violence, but you know what is linked to gun violence? Guns are linked to gun violence.”
The post-mass-shooting finger-pointing at anything other than guns “Fundamentally” misses “The human element of what people are fighting for in America, and that is trying,” Trevor Noah said at The Daily Show.
“What is the good of writing a law that now protects the guns as opposed to the human beings that it’s supposed to protect?” Watch below.