Stephen Colbert Addresses UCC Shooting On “Late Show” — WATCH VIDEO
Stephen Colbert addressed the UCC shooting on Friday’s “Late Show.” Watch below.
As Gossip Cop reported, a gunman opened fire on the Oregon campus of Umpqua Community College on Thursday, killing 10 people. It was just the latest mass shooting in the United States, renewing debates about gun control and mental health. Colbert gave his candid take during an opening segment on pretending on honesty.
The host began by noting that this new gig is still very fresh, and he doesn’t always feel like he knows what he’s doing. “And in the face of the killings in Oregon yesterday, I honestly don’t know what to do or say, other than our hearts are broken for thee people struck by this senseless tragedy,” Colbert said. “And I don’t know how to start a show like this, which is often about whatever happened in the last 24 hours.”
Colbert went on, “I can’t pretend that it didn’t happen. I also can’t pretend to know what to do prevent what happened yesterday all the times it happened before. But I think pretending is part of the problem. These things happen over and over again and we are naturally horrified and shocked when we hear about them. But then we change nothing, and we pretend that it won’t happen again.”
“Some say the answer is stricter gun laws. Others say the answer is mental health care, that we need better treatment, or just keep the guns out of the hands of the insane,” Colbert noted. “Maybe it’s both. I honestly don’t know. But I do know that one of the definitions of insanity is changing nothing and then pretending that something will change.”
Colbert’s remarks received applause, and then he got laughs with his segue, “Speaking of honest insanity, Donald Trump.” Check out the full video below, and tell us what you think.