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Late Night Tackles Guns

Jimmy Fallon is joining the Parkland high schoolers' anti-gun violence 'revolution'

The Tonight Show was on hiatus during the Winter Olympics, a period during which a 19-year-old gunman murdered 17 people at a high school in Parkland, Florida, and on Monday's show, Jimmy Fallon said he cannot imagine the pain the surviving teachers, students, and parents are going though. But "I think what the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are doing is unbelievable," he said. "They're speaking out with more guts, passion, conviction, and common sense than most adults."

"That strength that they have, it's inspiring," Fallon said. "They are angry and they are doing something about it and creating change — this is a real revolution." The students have planned a peaceful march in Washington, D.C., on March 24 "to demand action to prevent gun violence," he said. "I just want to say I stand behind you guys, and I will be marching alongside you with my wife and two children in D.C. to show our support." Watch below. Peter Weber