Late night talk show hosts David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel dropped the comedy for a little while on Monday night to speak about the Newtown, Connecticut shootings of last Friday (video below).
Letterman said: "Since 1994, there have been 70, and these are just school shootings, there have been 70 episodes of school shootings in the United States since 1994."
"And we don't have all of them here, and these are limited to schools. We didn't look for other crimes... and there are several infamous shootings now. And you think about, good Lord, really? Should there be that many? I would have thought, hopefully, once a year would be too many wouldn't it?"
"What? Are we supposed to be worried about dropping our kids off at school now? I never worried about it before, I always thought, well, school is a good place where my son will be free of the idiot decisions made by his father."
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Kimmel began his monologue with sympathy for Newtown, Connecticut, but could barely get through a message to the families: “We’re thinking about you.”