Stephen Colbert rips into U.S. senate about lack of gun control

WATCH: Late-night host Stephen Colbert "took the gloves off" over the gun control debate in the U.S., slamming the Senate for their inaction in the wake of the deadly shootings in Orlando.

Late-night TV host Stephen Colbert, who’s normally relatively calm, “took the gloves off” on Tuesday night’s The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.

The host is fed up with the U.S. Senate’s inability to clamp down on gun access and the reaction to the Orlando shooting that left 50 people dead — Colbert believes we need more than just empty words and gestures.

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“I know how hard it must be to be in the senate and find common ground in such a politically fraught issue and — you know what? F**k that. I’m going to take the gloves off.”

Armed with a microphone and a backbeat, Colbert unleashes a series of jokes about the Senate.

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“Hey Senate! My dog accomplished more than you this week, when it rolled over and licked its nuts!” Colbert quipped. And there was more.

“Hey Senate! I’ve seen bugs trapped in amber move faster than you!” and “Hey! You guys think a Terrorist Watch List is when you put Homeland on your Netflix queue!” were some of the other barbs tossed at the “old white men.”

(You can watch Colbert in the video, above.)