Stephen Colbert Says 'Doing Nothing Is Unacceptable' When It Comes To Gun Violence

James Corden also weighed in on the Texas church shooting.

Sadly, it's been less than a week since Late Show host Stephen Colbert responded to an attack in the United States, and just over a month since the deadly Las Vegas shooting. However, on Monday night, Colbert shared his thoughts on Sunday's tragic shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, in which 26 people were killed.

"Everyone is heartbroken when this happens, and you want to do something, but nothing gets done," Colbert said in a somber conversation at his desk. "No one does anything. And that seems insane, and it can make you feel hopeless. Now, I don't know what to do, but I know that hopelessness is not the answer."


Colbert stressed that doing nothing in the face of continued gun violence is not only "unacceptable," but also "unnatural." The answer to what everyday citizens can do to change things, the host said, is vote. He called it the "one power you must never forget" you have, encouraging Americans to "vote for someone who will do something."

Late Late Show host James Corden also weighed in on the issue Monday night, addressing the fact that Sunday's attack is being called the "deadliest church shooting in American history," adding, "It amazed me that these shootings are so common in America, that we now have a ranking system depending on the location of these tragedies."

"My thoughts are with the families and victims, and my prayers are for this country's leaders to do something about this," Corden said to close his comments. 

Watch Colbert and Corden respond to the tragedy in the videos below:

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