Jimmy Kimmel becomes emotional after Texas shooting: 'These are our children'
New York (CNN Business) Jimmy Kimmel delivered yet another emotional plea to America's lawmakers after a mass shooting in America. "Here we are again, on another day of mourning in this country," Kimmel, without an audience, said to the camera on Wednesday night. Kimmel has spoken emotionally about other issues and tragic events in the country including the health care debate following the birth of his son, Billy, and another mass shooting in Las Vegas, his hometown, in 2017. On Wednesday, Kimmel spoke for roughly six minutes about the shooting in Texas and gun control.
"While our leaders on the right — the Americans in Congress and at Fox News and these other outlets — warn us not to politicize this. Kimmel then noted that most Americans support common sense gun control, but that our "cowardly" elected leaders aren't "listening to us. Kimmel went on to say that this is not "a time for moments of silence. "This is a time to be loud — and to stay loud — and not stop until we fix this," he said.
The host noted that America faced numerous school shootings this year, and it's only May. "How does this make sense to anyone?" he said. "So if you care about this — and we all do, doesn't matter what party we vote for, we all care about this — we need to make sure that we do everything we can.
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