On Monday's episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, the host delivered a tearful, emotional monologue in the wake of Sunday's mass shooting in Las Vegas, imploring politicians to enact stronger gun control measures.
"Here we are again in the aftermath of another terrible, inexplicable, shocking, and painful tragedy, this time in Las Vegas, which happens to be my hometown,"
Kimmel began while holding back tears.
"This morning, we have children without parents, fathers without sons, mothers without daughters...It makes you want to throw up or give up. It's too much to even process. All these devastated families who now have to live with this pain forever because one person with a violent and insane voice in his head managed to stockpile a collection of high-powered rifles and use them to shoot people."
Kimmel ended by showing a photo montage of the faces of 56 U.S. Senators who have voted against closing gun-buying loopholes and saying to them, "With all due respect, your thoughts and your prayers are insufficient...We have a major problem with gun violence in this country and I guess they don't care...No American citizen needs a M-16. Or 10 of them. I mean, that seems very reasonable to me."