Jimmy Kimmel On The Las Vegas Massacre

Submitted by: fancylad 2 months ago in News & Politics


It’s remarkable how Kimmel has gone on to become one of the most powerful, heartfelt voices for social good. 
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Male 41,572
When will he put up all the faces and names of people killed in Chicago every month? Or every year? 
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Male 4,383
5cats Yep, prohibition of any kind has never worked in the US.
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Male 52
5cats I've seen this argument do many times and it makes NO sense.

If Chicago banned the sale of toasters, but the rest of the country continued selling them, do you think that everyone's home would suddenly be toasterless? No, because the rest of country hasa billion toasters and they can just get one elsewhere. 

Until there is a nationwide ban and an amnesty for everyone, there will be no difference. A regional ban will not reduce gun crime because guns are ubiquitous throughout the rest of the country
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Male 41,572
ImaginaryN And can YOU say the removal of guns from lawful citizens (and ONLY them) will make America safer when it is gangs doing most of the shooting right now?
And can you say guns will not flood into America if they were totally confiscated, EXACTLY like cocaine and heroin which are ALL imported? Every single gram of both comes over the border, thousands of tons! For decades now...
It makes perfect sense, it is sarcasm.

Welcome to IAB!
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Male 8,792
ImaginaryN If Chicago banned the sale of toasters, but the rest of the country continued selling them, do you think that everyone's home would suddenly be toasterless?

That's not the argument (which you tried to sidestep).  Remember that whole war on drugs?  Where they made all those drugs illegal for everyone?  

Are people still getting drugs?
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Male 942
5cats Yeah, I think I heard there's like 40 or so murders in the US every day.  Where are all the public tears for all of them?

Not saying it's not a tragedy--of course it is.  But this is just a plea to get guns banned--the same old tactic.  I think it's sad that anyone would use such a horrible event as the LV shooting to try to promote their agenda.  If people are sick enough that they want to murder a mass of people, they are going to find a way, with or without guns.
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Male 8,198
cjeffblanchr Sorry when the NRA lobbies to prevent congress from even doing studies on gun violence and finding solutions to gun violence it starts there.  You have to have data to make decisions on anything, the NRA has Congress by the balls so we can't even get data.  Tell me how that makes any sense whatsoever?
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Male 942
normalfreak2 It doesn't make sense, and I agree that it's not right..  Much of the entire issue makes little sense, from both sides.  But if the liberals had their way, no one would have the right to any guns whatsoever, and this will not solve the problem.  I realize this kook's guns were legally purchased, but, I think it still stands that if he wanted to kill people, he would have found a way, regardless.
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Male 8,198
cjeffblanchr I take offense when you lump "liberals" all into one basket.  I want restrictions on guns, no doubt about that.  I don't believe everyone deserves or is entitled to a gun.  I'm not asking for a full repeal I'm asking for common sense.
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Male 942
normalfreak2 You're right--it's not fair to lump all liberals together.  We all have a tendency to do it though, talking about the typical "liberal" or "conservative" agendas.  But there's many different branches within each--so, my apologies...  What I really mean is the more extreme liberalism that does want all guns banned.

Just curious though, in this regard, what is the "common sense" approach to gun control?  And would it really, honestly--in your opinion--stop things like the LV shooting from happening?


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Male 41,572
cjeffblanchr Oxy and other prescription narcotics are killing far more people than guns these days... I don't see Jimmy getting all maudlin over that... or car crashes... or abortions... that's 3,000 a day iirc.

And the DNC was pushing the propaganda before the bodies were even counted! NRA! Silencers! Assault rifles! The lies came thick and fast from a whole bunch of top Democrats... and the MSM parroted the lies without question, just like Jimmy is doing: lying and knowing it is all lies.
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Male 942
5cats Yep, and I think it's pitiful that they use such a tragedy to promote their long standing agenda of getting rid of guns.  It's disrespectful to the victims.
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Male 41,572
cjeffblanchr The bodies were still warm when the DNC lies started... they weren't even counted yet!
An orchestrated flood of lies to exploit the deaths of innocent Americans. The world should be outraged at the DNC and the MSM for this atrocity :/
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Male 305
Just screaming "ban guns!!!!!!" won't solve anything. Switzerland has a very low rate and practically every guy there has a gun. In Brazil it's mostly illegal yet problems with it are gigantic. Treat the disease instead of the symptom.
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Fojos Everyone in Switzerland has a government-supplied rifle, which comes with sealed ammunition that they have to account for. The firearms in Switzerland are very tightly controlled - the situation is nothing like the free-for-all in the US.
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Male 2,717
Fojos 
In Switzerland, every able bodied adult male is required to serve in the military (like reservists). They undergo regular training.

I support required training and testing before being able to aquire a firearm (we do so here in Canada). You?
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Male 4,383
I never hear anyone's plan on getting guns out of the hands of criminals. 
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Male 8,198
trimble Heavily regulate ammunition. Anyone found selling ammo under the table 40 years in prison.    Right to bear arms is not infringed you can own all the guns you want.  
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Male 8,792
normalfreak2 Right to bear arms is not infringed you can own all the guns you want.  

Obviously normalfreak2 is ignorant as to the definition of 'arms'.  (Hint: it means weapons AND ammunition.) 
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Male 8,198
megrendel Please tell me where "Ammunition" is defined in the Constitution?  You are making up words in the Constitution.  I see right to bear arms.  The type of arms aren't defined.  It says NOTHING about ammunition.  Me thinks you are are simply adding something that isn't there. 
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Male 8,792
normalfreak2 Easy Peasy to anyone with a brain.

Constitution of United States of America - Amendment II: A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

The Dictionary: arms - /ärmz/ - noun - plural noun: arms -
1. weapons and ammunition; armaments.

If you're too fucking stupid to understand that the definition of arms includes weapons AND ammunition, then you do not need to be involved in this debate.

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Male 2,717
megrendel
Lets please not get nasty.

By your definition, biological, chemical and nuclear arms could also be included.

Where does your second amendment restrict arms from children, prisoners or the mentally ill?

Hasn't Texas had tight restrictions on swords?

Maybe it's time to continue the discussion about where to draw a line.

I don't think banning ammunition is the answer, but getting rid of bump stocks is probably a good idea.
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Male 8,792
jaysingrimm By your definition

Sorry, that's not MY definition.  That is THE definition. Unlike many liberals I do not attempt to change the definition to fit the situation.

And before you try to extend the argument, the specific statement was 'It says NOTHING about ammunition.' and I proved that it did. 
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Male 2,717
megrendel 
I'm not disagreeing with the definition you've provided.

I recognize that ammunition is indeed arms, but I won't overlook that arms can and already have been restricted anyways.
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Male 4,383
normalfreak2 That does infringe on the Second.
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Male 8,198
trimble How does it infringe on your ability to OWN and BEAR Arms?  You can have all the guns you want.  I see nothing in the Constitution implicit or explicit that refers to Ammunition.  Quit making things up in the Constitution that aren't there you flaming liberal =p
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Male 8,792
normalfreak2 I see nothing in the Constitution implicit or explicit that refers to Ammunition.

Pick up a fucking dictionary. Look at the definition of arms
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Male 1,089
megrendel Get fucked, gun crazy loser. Someone unloads on a bunch of people and your fucking concern is "they better not try to stop me from doing something like that." Jay shouldn't even try to be nice to "people" like you.
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Male 8,792
marsii You might want to check your reading comprehension skills.

I have not stated what my 'concerns' were about the situation.  If you want to know that, ask specifics.

My answer was to call bullshit on normalfreak's obviously incorrect statement.

Oh, and get fucked yourself.
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Male 4,383
normalfreak2 I understand that you simply have never studied the Constitution, or at least learned how to study it so you have no grasp of how to read it.
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Male 8,198
trimble What a cop out answer.  There's no legal reference to define if Ammunition is in fact part of bearing arms.  Seems like a totally legitimate argument for a court to take up if there were a case where banning ammo happened.
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Male 1,089
normalfreak2 Remember, they redefined "well regulated" to unregulated, which would've cover the ammo issue.
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Male 4,383
normalfreak2 Your argument would lose and it is not a cop out answer. You cannot read the Constitution as if it were a bedside novel. You have to study the writings of the time to understand the vernacular, the meaning of words and phrases, punctuation and capitalization among other things. One might start with the Federalist Papers and a good dictionary that has definitions by date/period. Painful reading but well worth it.
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Male 41,572
normalfreak2 Why not just hang them without a trial? Seems easier...

Oh BTW the Grabbers have tried the 'restrict ammunition' and the tax the hell out of it tricks: both were unconstitutional.

This is why sane and rational people oppose these 'new laws'. Because every single time in the past 20+ years they are just a front for an illegal restriction of Constitutional rights. Only a $50 fee (for whatever) today, next year $200 and the year after $500 and so on until only the rich and the criminals can afford it (because the criminals don't pay it).

Until such time as you clearly explain how gun confiscation would work to make America safer? No one will believe the rest of your (or Jimmy's) lies. And no, claiming without data that 'it worked in country X' isn't proof of anything at all.
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Male 41,572
trimble The police will do that!
Right after they finish running around murdering Black children every day in the streets, eh?

It amazes me that the same side calling for fewer, disarmed police ALSO call for disarming the lawful citizens too. Then only the criminals (and the very rich) will have guns. Is that their PLAN?
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Female 4,540
Jimmy Kimmel, mouthpiece of the illuminati.
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Male 4,191
How long til the democrats start pestering this guy to run for a senate seat in cali?
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Male 3,347
Oh gosh, another celebrity yakking about the vegas tragedy. How original. How unnecessary. How vain.
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Male 2,718
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Male 10,363
dromed Turn off the punditry. Just try it.

Try only reading and watching actual news and then form your own opinion without having to listen to other people give you theirs.
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Male 2,718
holygod says the guy getting his social commentary from a late night comedy show.  Anybody who knows anything about guns could have put together the same piece in 20 minutes.  It was just easier to link to a vid than to write it all out here.  Kimmel knows fuck all about what he's talking about and millions listen like he's some kind of expert because he has a platform and "he just cares so much".  Caring about an issue doesn't automatically make you an expert on it.
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Male 10,363
dromed Getting my social commentary? I didn't seek him out. I watched this clip for the first time on IAB, probably the same as you. You continuously link to pundits which you are obviously seeking out.
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Male 1,299
What I find crazy is that in July next year "Weed" will be legal in Canada.  However If I try to drive across the border in August and I'm asked if I've ever smoked weed and say "yes" I could be banned from entering the USA for life.

However if I want to go down so I can shoot off some guns it's AOKAY
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Male 3,801
lockner01 We are working on it.  Good news is while Trump won the Presidency, Marijuana won even bigger with both legalization and Medical bills passing at the same time.

Trump is temporary...legal weed isn't going anywhere once the $$$ starts rolling in for the States.
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Male 1,845
"No Way To Prevent This," Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens

Hilarious and sad how The Onion has now recycled this exact same article 4 times already in the last 3 years.

I understand where Kimmel is coming from, but IMO he weakened his case by pushing for too much. Which is, unfortunately, what a lot of Democrats are doing.

He should have only pushed for laws to eliminate guns capable of mowing down hundreds of people within minutes. That's the only law that is 100% applicable in this situation. Reduce those numbers within the United States, and you reduce the chances that someone like Stephen Paddock can get their hands on it.

The silencer bill isn't applicable. The mental health bill isn't applicable. The background check bill isn't applicable. Yes, they're concerns, but they're not applicable to Stephen Paddock, and thus weaken Kimmel's argument by allowing opponents to derail the conversation.
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Male 6,627
i've been hearing stories that there was more than one shooter.  But just let another media talking head lul you back into the western media delusion without asking questions.

It's not like anyone is going to do anything about it.  It's no longer the land of the brave and free, but slaved and terrified.
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Male 3,822
monkwarrior but dear precious child you were not there to see it with your own eyes. yet you gobble up anything you read online as truth. wow you are really smart. your info feed... lol
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Male 6,627
rumham my point was the 'talking head' is working to lul people back into the sense of 'normalacy', when anything is but in that nation.  I simply stated i heard some stories about the tragedy, i didn't say i agreed or disagreed with. 
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Male 5,308
You're 4 simple words away from the change you want and need and deserve, folks:

don't 
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Male 3,822
markust123 
don't
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Male 4,191
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Male 3,801
markust123 Glad someone caught on to the trend ;)
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Male 6,627
markust123 I thought you were able to recognize the western media delusions, apparently not fully yet.
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Male 3,822
monkwarrior INFO FEED
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Male 6,627
rumham so you're a whiner and a troll?
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Male 5,308
monkwarrior I do and I also understand conspiracy sites are the worst of them all. When you push that garbage it destroys your good message.
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Male 6,627
markust123 I wasn't pushing any message other than the fact  the 'talking head' is working to lul people back into the sense of 'normalacy', when anything is but in that nation.  I simply stated i heard some stories about the tragedy, i didn't say i agreed or disagreed with.
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Male 3,822
monkwarrior MY FEED OF CUSTOM
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Male 6,627
rumham so you're a whiner AND a troll?
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Male 1,299
monkwarrior Please -- where have you been hearing these stories?
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Male 6,627
lockner01 a few of them showed up on a custom feed this afternoon.  i didn't look too much into it.  I've learned to question anything spoon fed to the masses by the western media.  But my broader point was this talking head is just doing their job to lul people back from making any change, just like most media talking heads are paid to do.

The nation is lost.
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Male 1,299
monkwarrior "a custom feed"?
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Male 3,822
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Male 6,627
lockner01 yeah i have my own custom rss feeds it's not too difficult
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Male 1,299
monkwarrior I have my own rss feeds as well. Do you want to know what I've heard from them?
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Male 6,627
lockner01 I would have loved to, but since you've been trolling for months now, more recently here and here, i really don't care what you've heard.  That's why you don't troll, it does you no good.
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Male 1,299
monkwarrior So now you know that people don't care what you hear on your custom rss feed either.
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Male 6,627
lockner01 well if you weren't so focused on trolling you wouldn't have missed the point that i was making that the media talking head is just doing their job to lul people back from making any change, just like most media talking heads are paid to do, now wouldn't you?
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Male 1,299
monkwarrior No I was actually asking for your source.  But I'm guessing it will take you awhile to find it.
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Male 6,627
lockner01 Well if you weren't as ignorant as you are, you would have noticed i said i didn't look too much into it, and my main point was the 'talking head' working to lul people back into the sense of 'normalacy', when anything is but in that nation.  But sure, go ahead, troll ignorantly again now that you've been exposed with the links above.
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Male 1,299
monkwarrior Nope -- you said custom feed.  The feed had to come from some source.  

Is it your uncle Jeb the guy who shoots squirrels?
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Male 6,627
lockner01  Good job, just like i said, troll ignorantly again now that you've been exposed with the links above. Keep ignoring main point was the 'talking head' working to lul people back into the sense of 'normalacy', when anything is but in that nation. 
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Male 1,299
monkwarrior So where's your source?
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Male 6,627
lockner01 i'm sure if you want to find the links to the feed you can easily search 'more than one shooter' for the topic.  I haven't really looked into it much more than it passing my screen.   My issue is the 'talking head' working to lul people back into the sense of 'normalacy', when anything is but in that nation.  
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Male 6,627
rumham your point?
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Male 3,822
monkwarrior its job is to keep you distracted while restricting the limits of public debate
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Male 6,627
rumham only to trolls and those who don't understand what it teaches, but the petty prejudices they think it is, which it is not.
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Male 8,198
If only Liberals and Democrats had someone that could communicate as well as Jimmy does.  It's hard to argue against it really is.
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Male 41,572
normalfreak2 He's up there lying through his teeth, and you want more people like him?
There's already hundreds of Democrats (and quite a few Republicans!) who do that on a daily basis...
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normalfreak2 You think so? Mexico, Argentina, North Korea, South Korea, Japan, France, Spain, Australia, You can keep on going down the list. They all have strict gun control and all have different crime rates.  
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Male 10,363
skypirate Mexico is an impoverished nation in the middle of a very real war.

There are 7 countries in the G7, the 7 leaders of the world.

The murder rate (per 100,000) is as follows:
Canada: 1.68
France: 1.58
Germany: 0.85
Italy: 0.78
Japan: 0.31
U.K.: 0.92
U.S.A.: 4.88

So what the fuck is wrong with us? What is the defining difference? It's not the guns?


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Female 4,540
holygod your post made me want to do some research. turns out you are 937 times more likely to be murdered with a firearm in America than New Zealand. 
We have guns. I mean, I could get a gun, but what for? I don't need a gun, I don't want a gun (getting a gun here is quite a process by the way, but I could if I wanted, and it would most likely be a rifle, not a handgun, cause the only people that have guns here are hunters and farmers really...)
I can only assume that guns are a part of your culture, and not for the 'bearing arms incase you need to overthrow government' thing, but because you have some sort of weird romance going with shooting stuff and power tripping on guns. It's very strange.
I also noted in my statistics gathering that New Zealanders are ranked 1st in cannabis use, so maybe it's just cause we are all too stoned to be angry!
We also seem to have a disturbing lack of rollercoasters. I think we have one, and it's shit.
oh well. 
here's were I got my statistics btw...http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/compare/New-Zealand/United-States/Crime
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Male 6,627
holygod the love for money, the pride, arrogance, the western media delusions preached as fact to your people, their fear of standing up and doing what their forefathers said is their duty (likely because they've been lulled into a sense of security by the 'talking heads' of the western media delusions).

It just takes 4 simple words
  1. death
  2. to
  3. the
  4. presidency
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Male 196
monkwarrior monkeywarrior for prez!
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Male 6,627
abetterworld lol, if i had it i would open up all the secret installations and documents to the people, fire all of congress and then hand the government back to the people, all within the span of 30d, then i would resign.

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Male 10,363
monkwarrior I hate to break it to you, but your "western media delusion" argument kinda breaks down when you compare us to other countries that also have "western media".
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Male 6,627
holygod to you maybe, but not to those who can see it.
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holygod 
You said it man. Its not the guns, its the people. People have been killing people with guns, knives, cars, gas, medical malpractice, trampolines, starvation, suffocation, dehydration and poison. Again, you can keep going but its not the guns, its not the bayo's its the people.  
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skypirate so if guns aren't any better than knives for killing people, why is the military armed with guns? Why don't "home defence" fanboys just arm themselves with knives - a hell of a lot cheaper and they don't require reloading?
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barry9a They are already working on getting rid of knives.
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Male 41,572
skypirate It's a fact: and the violent crime rate hasn't fallen in the UK, it is going up.
During the same time in the US? More guns, lower crime in almost every category. 
More guns = less crime.
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Male 10,363
skypirate so the people in the U.S. are just 5 times as homicidal as the people in the U.K.?
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Male 196
holygod difficulty to access to guns to those countries seem to be the common link.  In my part of Canada gun deaths are solely gang business.
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Male 10,363
abetterworld Sure seems to be the only logical answer to me.
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holygod All I can go by is the FBI stats. But Yeah take a look at the UK in the last 100 years. They seem to LOVE killing people. 
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Male 3,801
normalfreak2 and it's scary to think this guy started out on "The Man Show"

Oh how far he has come :)

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Male 1,845
kalron27 I would argue that he was fantastic at communicating his point on the Man Show as well. ^_^
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Male 1,299
bliznik "Ziggy, Zaggy, Ziggy, Zaggy, Oi Oi Oi"
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