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Stephen Colbert Addresses Sutherland Springs Church Shooting: 'Hopelessness Is Not the Answer'

Stephen Colbert Addresses Sutherland Springs Church Shooting: 'Hopelessness Is Not the Answer'

Stephen Colbert is speaking out about the horrifying mass shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas on Sunday (November 5) that left 26 people dead.

“This powerlessness you feel when nothing gets done is something you can’t give into,” Stephen assured the crowd during his heartfelt speech on The Late Show on Monday (November 6).

“So what do you do, if you’re not going to be hopeless, but you feel powerless? How do you get the power back? There’s one power you mustn’t ever forget, and that is: you can vote. Vote. In 2018. Vote for someone who will do something,” he pleaded.

Watch Stephen discuss the shooting below.

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  • Tania Alvarez-Hildebrand

    So, what exactly do you do against crazy people who are willing to not only kill family, but also friends and complete strangers in their misguided pursuit for whatever the hell it is their sick and diseased brains are looking for? Terrorist/angry family member/disgruntled employees/mentally unstable/my religion against yours/racism. l suppose the REAL issue here is that this nation is riddled not only with the disease of mental health issues, but also rampant misinformation. Stricter gun laws are not the answer. Some of the WORST cities in the US also have some of the stricter gun laws in the nation. Trying to cover the sun with ones finger does not make the rays shine any less. Guns don’t kill people anymore than a rental car, average knife, or your average gardening tool. These things do not wield themselves and attack and kill people. Our nation is sick and mentally disturbed. Trying to understand and fix what is going on with human brain matter and basic human values is the only way to approach this.

  • disqus_KwgiMZNJ54

    i think maybe it’s easy to forget that 1. guns were created for the sole purpose of killing, the other things you listed aren’t and 2. the sheer number of kills compared to any of those don’t even come close. that alone should be enough to limit guns, but it’s you’re happiness over them, right? however, i do agree with fixing the societal issues that create disgruntled humans like this. and voting for people who don’t follow the lobbyist money trail would help. maybe we should vote some more independents in.

  • Curt Noydb

    If hopelessness is not the answer then why did you vote Clinton?

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  • Tania Alvarez-Hildebrand

    I don’t understand the statement about guns having being built for killing versus the other stuff. When you have intent to kill you will, come hell or high water and if you can’t get your hands on a gun, you will find something else. People willing to do harm will find a way, legal or not. I guess nothing is ever perfect, you can lead a perfectly peaceful life and then something breaks you. Or you’re raised with so much hate. Or misguided. I dunno. The end result is always the same. Again the gun does not wield itself, if also defend this nation and what it stands for. Again, people do the killing, not the guns. I don’t OWN a gun so they don’t make me happy or sad. I do understand the need for them however.
    People willing to raise them against with the sole intent of harming/killing and justified only in their heads I do not. I understand where you’re coming from and respect your opinion however. I just don’t understand how taking the basic rights of law abiding citizens will take this nation other than allowing those with criminal intent to get away with their stuff quicker.

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