"I do want to say something to these nuts who spent much of the day today on television and online, attacking those of us who think we need to do something about the fact that 59 innocent people were killed," he began. "They say it's inappropriate to be talking about it because it's too soon. Well, maybe it's too soon for you because deep down inside, you know you bear some responsibility for the fact that almost anyone can get almost any weapon they want."
The late night host continued, "And you want to now cover yourself until the storm of outrage passes and you can go back to your dirty business as usual. But it's not too soon for us, because we're Americans. And, 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 we do otherwise."
Take a look, below:
Kimmel gave an impassioned, emotional speech about the act of terror on his show Monday night as well. Take a look below: