David Letterman let loose on Anderson Cooper Wednesday night by telling him that he's fed up with legislative inaction on gun control following Sandy Hook, which he thought would be a turning point. Cooper concurred, and said if that didn't prompt efforts to curb the availability of guns, nothing would.
"For the love of Christ, when are we going to do something about this nonsense?" inquired Letterman, rhetorically. "Nothing will move until everyone knows or has a family member that has been gunned down."
This isn't the first time Letterman has deviated from joke-making to slam America's gun culture.
"[By] God, you take a look at a compilation [of shootings] like this, and you think, 'It is routine,'" said Letterman in late 2012, in a riff praising President Obama's remarks on the then-recent Sandy Hook shootings. "I would have thought, hopefully, one a year would be too many, wouldn't it?"Via Mediaite and Politico.