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Jimmy Kimmel Calls for GOP to Reclaim Balls from NRA

Jimmy Kimmel Calls for GOP to Reclaim Balls from NRA”

The Las Vegas native spoke passionately about the events of Sunday night with at least 59 people were killed and more than 500 wounded in one of the deadliest mass shootings in American history at a concert on The Strip. "In February, he also signed a bill that would make it easier for people with severe mental illness to buy guns legally".

He continued to express his disbelief and disgust: "It's the kind of thing that it makes you want to throw up or give up".

'I don't know why do our so-called leaders continue to allow this to happen.

According to a CNN report, authorities identified Stephen Craig Paddock as the suspect for the mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival.The 64-year-old retired accountant reportedly shot from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino before he shot himself in his hotel room.

Kimmel is referring to a Senate vote in June 2016 that proposed amendments to increase background checks and prevent suspected terrorists from buying guns-but all four proposed bills were defeated. Then he brought up comments from White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders. You know the Republicans tried to stop you from being president.

"With all due respect, your thoughts and your prayers are insufficient", Kimmel said.

"I disagree with that intensely", he shot back. 'There's a time and place for a political debate, but now is the time to unite as a country, ' she said.

Kimmel also projected the images of 56 USA legislators who-after the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando-voted against a measure that would close a loophole that allowed people to buy guns without background checks. A CBS News poll in April showed that 54 percent of adults nationwide want gun laws to be stricter, 33 percent want them left as they are, and 11 percent would like less strict gun laws.

Kimmel veered between breaking down in tears and angrily denouncing the National Rifle Association for its refusal to budge on what he described as "common sense" measures to limit these mass catastrophes committed with guns.

He went on: "It feels like someone has opened a window into hell". Every time there's a shooting you got to look at something else. "But we don't, which is interesting". "Gun violence should not be a staple of American life", he added.

Kimmel brought up a host of issues surrounding gun control in the U.S.

He sang, "There's a lot of things in this whole world I can stand, but when it comes to losing you, I just can't".

"Imagine how much worse last night's shooting could have been if the gunman had a silencer", he said.

Many of us are still trying to process the tragedy that just occurred in Nevada.



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