Jimmy Kimmel: The New Official Spokesman for Dumb Liberal Ideas
Fresh off his well-publicized rants on health care, late night host Jimmy Kimmel decided he wasn’t going to stop there when it comes to being the new official spokesman for dumb liberal ideas. On his show Monday night, Kimmel launched into a screed on gun control, taking advantage of the Las Vegas massacre to promote a typically leftist view to his largely clueless audience.
According to Kimmel, the only reason we don’t have better gun control laws is that Republican politicians have their “balls” stuck in an NRA “money clip.”
On politicians praying for the victims, Kimmel said: “They should be praying for God to forgive them, for letting the gun lobby run this country.”
Kimmel said it was shameful the lengths to which the government would go after Islamic terrorists without doing anything about the proliferation of guns.
“When someone with a beard attacks us, we tap phones, we invoke travel bans, we build walls, we take every possible precaution to make sure it doesn’t happen again,” Kimmel said. “But when an American buys a gun and kills other Americans, there’s nothing we can do about it.”
First of all, where are these “walls” we supposedly built?
Second, what exactly would Kimmel have us do about someone who makes a legal purchase and then uses that purchase to commit a crime? Especially when said purchase is specifically protected by the U.S. Constitution? Should we prosecute or kill the perpetrator? We do that. Should we beef up security protections? We do that. Should we train first responders on how to better handle mass casualty events? Check. We do that, too.
But of course, Kimmel wants us to do something else – something he disingenuously claims is not “gun control.” He wants us to exercise “common sense.”
“Common sense says no good will ever come from allowing a person to have weapons that can take down 527 Americans at a concert,” he said.
Well, that same common sense would tell you that no one should be able to purchase the kind of fertilizer and diesel fuel that Timothy McVeigh used to kill more than a hundred people in Oklahoma City. (By coincidence…or not…the Las Vegas killer apparently had ammonium nitrate fertilizer in his vehicle). And yes, there’s no question that the figure Kimmel cites is tragic – that this entire event was tragic and sick and heartbreaking – but what is the “acceptable” number of Americans one should be able to kill at one time? 3,000? You can do that with airline tickets and box cutters. One? You can do that with a hammer. So let’s dispense with the talk about “common sense” and treat this as what it is: Another attempt on the left to enact laws that will infringe on freedom without doing ANYTHING to actually solve the problem.