The hosts passionately pleaded with U.S. leaders to undertake extra stringent gun management laws.
WASHINGTON — A number of late night time hosts throughout the nation delivered emotional pleas for leaders to undertake extra stringent gun management measures following a Texas elementary faculty capturing that left 19 youngsters and a couple of academics useless.
Jimmy Kimmel delivered a robust monologue within the wake of the Uvalde elementary faculty capturing, lambasting legislators for lack of motion.
“Right here we’re once more on one other day of mourning on this nation. As soon as once more we grieve for the little girls and boys whose lives have been ended and whose households have been destroyed,” Kimmel tearfully mentioned in a monologue for Wednesday’s present taped with out an viewers.
The late night time host accused “cowardly leaders” of “listening to the NRA.”
On Tuesday night time, James Corden and Stephen Colbert each taped segments to deal with the horrific tragedy.
“I don’t know what has to occur to alter issues right here,” Corden mentioned. “I’m always shocked by the quantity of people that should assume that is an OK byproduct to by no means make significant modifications to gun legal guidelines. It doesn’t make sense to me. It doesn’t replicate the nation that I believe America is, the America I’ve all the time admired. You’ve an issue, you resolve it. You’re on the forefront of drugs, of expertise, of innovation. When there’s a world struggle, you’re the ones we flip to. But on this situation, America is likely one of the most backward locations on this planet.”
“Whereas we will add our prayers for the useless,” Colbert mentioned earlier than pausing for a number of seconds, “there’s nothing that may ever be mentioned that may strategy the immeasurable grief of these households.”
He went on to name on leaders to indicate “braveness” to stop this from ever occurring once more.
Throughout Wednesday’s present, Colbert known as for a “easy, if extraordinarily tough resolution: scale back the variety of weapons.”
In the meantime, “The Tonight Present with Jimmy Fallon” aired a slate earlier than Tuesday’s episode that acknowledged: “Tonight’s present was taped previous to right now’s tragic information in Texas.”