James Corden tries to make sense of “backward” America with guns

The British-born personality, who films the CBS show in Los Angeles, praised the United States for advances in medicine and technology and for being the nation the world turns to in wartime.

But Corden’s admiration stops at the country’s reluctance to make significant changes to the gun law. “It doesn’t make sense to me,” he said. “On this issue, America is one of the most backward places in the world.”

“There have been no school shootings in England this year,” he said. “There have been no school shootings in Japan this year. There have been no school shootings in Australia this year. “

“There have been 27 school shootings in America and 212 mass shootings this year, and we are only five months into the year,” he continued. “Nothing will change. Gun money will continue to hinder morality.”

It was unclear where Corden was getting his numbers, but the figures he cited for the US match are reported in an NPR story Wednesday

Corden, who plans to leave the show next spring, added, “I hope this country will eventually wake up and change this senseless gun culture.”