Stephen Colbert Addresses National Tragedy for the First Time Without Pretending to Be Someone Else. Watch.

“I think pretending is part of the problem. These things happen over and over again and we are naturally horrified and shocked when we hear about them, but then we change nothing and we pretend that it won’t happen again. Some say the answer is stricter gun laws, some say the answer is better mental care, that we need better treatment, or just keep the guns out of the hands of the insane. Maybe it’s both. I honestly don’t know.