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Watch: Jimmy Kimmel gives emotional speech about Las Vegas shooting

Jimmy Kimmel struggled to hold back tears as he delivered a speech about the Las Vegas massacre on his talk show on Monday night.

The host opened Jimmy Kimmel Live! by addressing the shooting at the outdoor Route 91 Harvest festival, which left more than 50 people dead and 500 injured, on Sunday night.

Jimmy, who grew up in Las Vegas, began his speech with tears in his eyes and his voice broke as he spoke about the tragedy.

"It's the kind of thing that makes you want to throw up or give up," he said.

"It's too much to even process - all these devastated families who now have to live with this pain forever because one person with a violent and insane voice in his head managed to stockpile a collection of high-powered rifles and use them to shoot people."

He then urged Americans to call on their senators to tighten gun control laws.

He also showed the faces of senators who voted against stricter gun restrictions following the Orlando nightclub shooting in 2016.

"What I'm talking about tonight isn't about gun control. It's about common sense," he said.

Jimmy, 49, also praised everyone who helped during the shooting and concluded by saying, "I'm sorry for getting emotional. I'm not great with this kind of thing. It's just, it's important, you know."

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