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Trevor Noah responds to Vegas shooting: We do everything ‘to avoid talking about guns’

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“The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah responded to the deadly violence in Las Vegas in his opening monologue Monday night, saying Americans are becoming “more accustomed” to mass shootings.

“I almost know how it’s going to play out,” Noah said in a clip released by Comedy Central. “We’re shocked, we’re sad, thoughts and prayers, and then almost on cue, people are going to come out saying ‘Whatever you do when speaking about the shootings, don’t talk about guns.’ ”

At least 59 people were killed and 527 others were injured when gunfire broke out at a country music festival in Las Vegas on Sunday night.

{mosads}Noah played a clip of White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders saying Monday now isn’t the time for a debate on gun control.

“There’s a time and place for a political debate, but now is the time to unite as a country,” Sanders said in a press briefing.

“When is the time?” Noah asked. “And also, if you say after a mass shooting is ‘never the time,’ you’ll never have the conversation in America, because there’s a mass shooting almost every single day. So when is the time?

“When a plane crashes, we talk about plane safety immediately. When a bridge collapses, we talk about infrastructure immediately. We seem to do everything to avoid talking about guns.”

Noah then went on to address Las Vegas residents, saying he couldn’t give them “thoughts and prayers.”

“I can only say that I’m sorry. I’m sorry that we live in a world where there are people who will put a gun before your lives,” he said.

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