Jimmy Kimmel used Thursday night's monologue to urge President Trump and Congress to act in regards to gun control.
His emotional appeal comes after yet another mass shooting -- this time at a high school in Parkland, Florida. 17 lives were claimed by a lone gunman, who was known to both the school and even the FBI as a threat.
President Trump and other Republican lawmakers have pointed to mental illness (NOT guns) as the reason for atrocities such as these -- which is why Kimmel was sure to point out that the GOP voted to repeal mandates on coverage for mental health, as well as an Obama-era law that would help limit gun access to individuals with mental health issues.
@HouseGOP@realDonaldTrump— BadJoy Bombshell (@BadJoyBombshell) February 16, 2018
"Your party voted to repeal the mandates on coverage for mental health," Kimmel said. "So I agree, this is a mental illness issue because if you don't think we need to do something about it, you are obviously mentally ill."https://t.co/fn25WvEoID
The one time Donald Trump didn't put on a big show signing something was when he was helping mentally ill people have easier access to guns. pic.twitter.com/pLHE7dMTBQ— Maddow Blog (@MaddowBlog) February 16, 2018
What do you think about Kimmel's monologue on gun control?
Co-sign. No vote for ANY Congressperson who doesn’t support sensible gun laws. Pleases America let this finally be the one that makes change happen. https://t.co/VFKrdp8ZCK— SuzInKS (@SuzInKS) February 16, 2018
THANK YOU JIMMY KIMMEL— LS (@lynstep500) February 16, 2018
MAKING PERFECT SENSE
REGARDING GUN CONTROL
I appreciate what you're saying and agree with you, but don't use mental illness as an insult. https://t.co/gnVo9Nt9bt— Jordan (@jmccullough94) February 16, 2018
@jimmykimmel you sir are an idiot...more strict gun regulations won’t change violence in America...more strict gun laws will change the means in which violence happens...ie bombs, cars, etc.— Money Mitch (@moneymitchcle) February 16, 2018
It's a shame that our late night comedians show more leadership than our political "leaders" do. https://t.co/N3cYwm7QpW— Craig Willis (@craiggwillis) February 16, 2018
"Don’t you dare let anyone say it’s too soon to be talking about it, because you said it after Vegas, you said it after Sandy Hook, you say that after every one of these eight now fatal shootings we’ve had in this country this year." #ParklandStrong https://t.co/53hJm3CBVB— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) February 16, 2018