James Corden: Some Say It’s ‘Too Early’ To Talk Gun Control, But It’s ‘Far Too Late’ for Vegas Victims
On Monday night, James Corden addressed the Las Vegas massacre with his viewers.
“Last night was the biggest mass shooting in United States history,” Cordon stated. “That’s a record that’s been set twice since the two-and-a-half years that I’ve been living in America.”
He shared another statistic that 11,660 people have been killed by gun violence in the past 275 days in this country.
“Now I come from a place where we don’t have shootings at this frequency so it’s hard for me to fathom, but it should be hard for everyone to fathom,” Corden continued. “Gun violence should not be a staple of American life. Some say it’s too early to talk about gun control. For those victims last night, it’s far too late.”
He went on to refute a news pundit’s claim that there’s “no way” to stop these lone wolf attacks from happening.
“Forgive me, as I’m just a foreigner here and some of you may feel I have no place to say this, but how does every other developed country do a better job of preventing these attacks?” Corden asked. “We can’t be surprised that gun crime will always occur when there is such wide availability of guns.”
Corden then quoted Robert Kennedy when he said, “Tragedy is a tool for the living to gain wisdom, not a guide by which to live.”
“Now is the time for gaining that wisdom,” Corden said. “Somewhere, it has to stop.”
Watch the clip above, via CBS.
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