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Kimmel Shames Critics For Dismissing Gun Control: ‘In Your Heart, You Know You Bear Some Responsibility’

On Tuesday night, Jimmy Kimmel kicked off his show by slamming his critics after he advocated for gun control last night in the wake of the Las Vegas shooting.

“I’m not going to get deep into it again tonight- I said what I had to say, but I do want to say something to these nuts who spent most of the day on television and online attacking those of us who think we need to do something about the fact that 59 innocent people were killed,” Kimmel began.

He took on their stance that it’s “too soon” to talk about gun control.

“Well maybe it’s too soon for you because deep down inside you know in your heart, you know you bear some responsibility for the fact that almost anyone can get any weapon they want and now you want to cover yourself until the storm of outrage passes,” Kimmel exclaimed.

He continued, “You can go and do your dirty business as usual, but it’s not too soon for us because we’re Americans and the last time I checked, the First Amendment is at least as important as the Second Amendment. So we will talk about it and shame on you for suggesting I we do otherwise.”

Watch the clip above, via ABC.

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