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Jimmy Kimmel Urges Teen Anti-Gun Protesters to Register to Vote

Along with other leftist celebrities, comedian is trying to take advantage of shortsighted thinking by some to promote an empty philosophy

Leftist celebrities have seen nothing but opportunity in high school kids around the country latching on to the empty idea that gun laws can prevent violence.

“On what was a great day of peaceful protests here in the United States, this morning thousands of students took part in a national school walkout on the one-month anniversary of the shooting in Parkland, Florida,” said late-night host Jimmy Kimmel on his show Wednesday night.

Kimmel went on to praise the activist students — and to urge them to register to vote before they turned 18.

“I hope those students realize that in a lot of states you can register to vote before you turn 18. You can go to vote.gov to do that. Because that’s what really scares them [Republicans]. They love their offices and desks,” said the comedian.

It’s become a little sickening to see these celebrities pontificate on politics— and to latch on to teenager philosophies of government so aggressively.

Instead of trying to widen the debate on gun violence and discussing the multiple issues that are involved in it, leftists like Kimmel are urging young people to keep their focus on the narrow lens of gun laws in this country.

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