Late-night talk show hosts need to stick to what they're good at: putting people to sleep.
Via Breitbart News:
During his opening monologue on Monday night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, host Jimmy Kimmel made seven false or misleading statements about gun laws.
1. Kimmel said, “Orlando, Aurora, Newtown, San Bernardino, [in] every one of these shootings the murderer used automatic or semiautomatic rifles.” In all four instances the rifle used was semiautomatic, period.
2. Kimmel made the classic leftist claim that AR-15s and the like “are not weapons used for self-defense.” In truth, we have numerous reports of a AR-15s saving lives.
3. He accused President Trump of “signing a bill that made it easier for people with severe mental illness to buy guns legally.” In reality, the bill removed burdensome regulations that the Obama administration placed on Social Security recipients.
4. He said that House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell “won’t do anything about [the attack] because the NRA has their balls in a money clip.” In reality, Breitbart News has reported that NRA-supported legislation revolving around concealed carry reciprocity has stalled because of Ryan.
5. Kimmel said, “Right now, there are loopholes in the law that let people avoid background checks if they buy a gun privately–from another party–if they buy a gun online or at a gun show.” There is no loophole. This is a lie.
6. Kimmel then showed a collage containing the photos of Senators who voted against closing the fictional private sale, online sales, and gun show “loopholes” after the June 12, 2016, Orlando Pulse attack. He did not mention that the Orlando Pulse attacker did not use these “loopholes.” Rather, he passed background checks and a waiting period for his firearms.
7. Lastly, Kimmel said Congress is now working to “legalize the sale of silencers.” In reality, “silencers”–or suppressors, as they are properly called–have been legal and are legal in 42 states. Congress is now working on a bill to remove burdensome fines and taxes on the sale of suppressors.
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