Jimmy Kimmel's Monologue About The Santa Fe Shooting Includes An Important Call To Action

"I for one am very, very tired of this."

On Friday night, Jimmy Kimmel took a moment during his monologue to acknowledge the shooting that occurred at Santa Fe High School in Texas earlier that day, in which 10 people were killed. Sadly, it's not the first time the host has opened a show by addressing a recent shooting. This time, he made sure to remind viewers that they have the power to make a change when it comes to gun violence.


"The truth about our democracy is that the people don't make the laws, we vote for those who do," Kimmel stressed. "So the least you can do is register to vote right now. The only way we can make any meaningful impact is to make sure we vote for politicians who will do something."

After the Las Vegas shooting last October, Kimmel called for "common sense" policy changes, including limiting access to guns by those who are mentally ill or on the no-fly list. After the Parkland shooting in Florida, he pushed against the argument that it is "too soon" to talk about gun regulation. This time, he once again criticized lawmakers and leaders "who don't ever do anything because they're fearful it will hurt them politically." 

Kimmel ended his monologue by reminding his audience that "this kind of thing doesn't happen in countries that have real, sensible gun laws." He added, "I don't know about you, but I for one am very, very tired of this." He went on to show a montage of survivors and parents describing the Santa Fe shooting, intercut with clips of politicians defending the Second Amendment and gun ownership.

The video ended by promoting Everytown for Gun Safety, a movement to end gun violence in the United States.

Watch Kimmel's monologue below:


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