On Fox News Sunday, political commentator and Campus Reform Editor-in-Chief Lawrence Jones slammed Jimmy Kimmel’s ongoing gun control campaign as a glaring example of the late-night host’s “white privilege.”
Jones made the comment in response to Kimmel using his late-night platform Friday night to once again push the Left’s gun control agenda after yet another tragic school shooting.
“So they sit there with their hands in their pockets, pockets that are full of gun money, and they do nothing,” Kimmel said Friday of Republican lawmakers. “They just wait for the outrage to pass because it didn’t happen to their children. … The least you can do is register to vote, right now. Make sure we vote for politicians who will do something.”
Kimmel ended his comments with a statement echoing a recent tweet he sent out. “These kind of things don’t happen in countries with real, sensible gun laws,” he said.
In a moment highlighted by The Daily Caller, Jones responded to Kimmel’s comments by describing him as a man with the resources to surround himself by armed security who doesn’t want less privileged Americans to take adequate steps to protect themselves.
“I’ve never seen a better example of white privilege than Jimmy Kimmel,” Jones said. “He’s a rich white man that has security, but he doesn’t want other Americans to have security as well, have the Second Amendment.”
The problem with Kimmel’s call to “do something” to enforce gun control, suggested Jones, is that we’ve already seen that liberal policies don’t make communities, particularly the black community, safer.
“Look, we’ve seen this happen, where in communities where people who look like me and Antwone,” he said, referring to another African American panelist. “They have passed gun legislation, but it didn’t work. So I’m going to tell you this: We’ve tried it your way. We’ve tried it the liberal way, where they have gun control, and it did not help our communities. And so I’m not willing to disarm myself.”
He finished by calling on the Left to be “more honest” about what they really want. “One thing I will say is that I wish the Left would be a little bit more honest,” he said. “Can they just say they don’t like the Second Amendment?”
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