It happened again — another school shooting and yes, another tear-filled plea from late-night activist Jimmy Kimmel to disarm law-abiding Americans. Glaringly missing from the opening monologue was any blame attached to the shooter and all the blame piled on — yep, you guessed it — Republicans.
Kimmel played two short clips of President Trump’s address to the nation following Wednesday’s shooting in Parkland, Florida. Kimmel agreed with the president that parents shouldn’t be afraid to send their kids to school and that we, as Americans, share the mournful burden of those families who lost children in the senseless act. But that’s where the agreement ends and Kimmel’s wild solutions fly:
“Here’s what you do to fix that,” Kimmel said. “Tell your buddies in Congress — tell Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell and Marco Rubio — all these ‘family men’ who care so much about their communities that what we need are laws, real laws, that do everything possible to keep assault rifles out of the hands of people who are going to shoot our kids.”
If the “family men” jab wasn’t subtle enough, Kimmel had another one chambered:
“Force these allegedly Christian men and women who stuff their pockets with money from the NRA year after year after year to do something now, not later, now.”
Kimmel seems to equate lumps in his throat to a level of righteousness not available even to Christians. He’s also wrong to think that the NRA is stuffing GOP pockets to the gills:
Next, Kimmel chided the president for doing “worse than nothing” about the so-called gun problem in America when one of Trump’s first actions was to roll back the Obama-era regulations on keeping guns out of the hands of the mentally ill. Doing so proves Trump is “obviously mentally ill,” Kimmel added.
Here’s why he’s wrong again. Obama’s definition for mental illness was entirely too broad to be constitutional. Even the American Civil Liberties Union agreed and said it trampled on the rights of Americans. Plus, both the ACLU and the NRA believed the law would do nothing to stop a massacre. But Kimmel’s tears are the only proof he needs.
And back to those “alleged Christians” who are offering prayers to the victims and their families, cut it out. Kimmel has claimed the moral high-ground:
“This time, we’re not going to allow you to bow your head in prayer for two weeks until you get an all-clear and move on to the next thing.”
Kimmel suggested for those that agree with him to make donations to Everytown for Gun Safety, the gun-grabbing organization that lies to the public with it’s inflated and padded statistics on school shootings.
Facts be damned when emotions rule. Kimmel has spoken.