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Published On: Fri, Feb 16th, 2018

Jimmy Kimmel cries again, calls for gun control, ‘real laws’ and Trump ‘mentally ill’ if he doesn’t

During the opening monologue for the airing of Thursday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, host Jimmy Kimmel urged his viewers to vote out pro-Second Amendment House members and called President Trump “obviously mentally ill” if he doesn’t enact gun laws.

Kimmel’s comments came toward the end of a teary-eyed monologue in which he demanded more gun “laws, real laws,” but didn’t offer anything specifically.

“This is another sad day in America, another senseless shooting,” Kimmel said and then attacked Trump. “Tell your buddies in Congress, Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, Marco Rubio, that we need real laws that do everything to keep assault rifles out of the hands of people who are going to shoot our kids,” Kimmel said. “Go on TV and tell them to do that.”

“This is a mental health issue, because if you don’t agree we need to do something about it, you’re obviously mentally ill,” he says.

Check out the clip below.

“Tell these congressmen and lobbyists who infest that swamp you said you were going to drain, force these allegedly Christian men and women who stuff their pockets with money from the NRA year after year after year to do something,” Kimmel said. “Now, not later. Now. And don’t you dare let anyone say it’s too soon to be talking about it, because you said it after Vegas, you said it after Sandy Hook, you say that after every one of these eight now fatal school shootings we had in this country this year. Children are being murdered.”

“You’ve done worse than nothing,” Kimmel said. “You say this is a mental health issue, but one of your first acts as president, Mr. Trump, was to rollback the regulations that were designed to keep firearms out of the hands of the mentally ill. You did that. Your party voted to repeal the mandates on coverage for mental health.”

Kimmel fired a parting shot, saying: “I agree this is a mental illness issue. Because if you don’t think we need to do something about it, you’re obviously mentally ill.”

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