Julianne Moore, George Takei and Gigi Hadid among celebrities speaking out in favor of gun control after at least 50 die in Las Vegas.
The Las Vegas shooting on Sunday night that left over 50 people dead and over 400 injured is sparking another round of gun control debate in Hollywood.
After news spread about the horrific terrorist attack during Jason Aldean's headlining performance at the Route 91 Harvest Festival, Gigi Hadid, Gina Rodriguez, Julianne Moore, Emmy Rossum and Sheryl Crow were among the stars joining Hillary Clinton on social media in advocating for lawmakers to act by placing more restrictions on firearms in America.
Following the attack, carried about by 64-year-old white man Stephen Paddock, "#GunControlNow" quickly became one of the top Twitter trends Monday morning, as did "Sandy Hook," "stopthehate," "#shooting" and "The NRA." Paddock, who open fired on the 22,000-person crowd from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel, was found dead by officers when they stormed the room.
The resurgence of gun control advocacy after a mass shooting in America is nothing new. Expect the conversation to be a hot topic for the entire week as those falling on both sides of the issues duke it out on social media, opinion columns, talk shows and cable news.
"Can we discuss the loss of rights of people going to a concert because of the lack of assault rifle regulations?" Crow, a musician, tweeted.
Moore tweeted, "I mourn this senseless loss of life. What will it take, #Congress, for you to act?"
Take a look at Hollywood stars talking about gun control below.
GUN CONTROL NOW. ENOUGH ALREADY. GROW THE FUCK UP. THE AVERAGE PERSON DOESN'T NEED A FUCKING MACHINE GUN. ENOUGH ALREADY. ENOUGH. ENOUGH.— billy eichner (@billyeichner) October 2, 2017
Our grief isn't enough. We can and must put politics aside, stand up to the NRA, and work together to try to stop this from happening again.— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 2, 2017
Can we discuss the loss of rights of people going to a concert because of the lack of assault rifle regulations?— Sheryl Crow (@SherylCrow) October 2, 2017
Devastated by the news of Vegas. The prayers don't stop. Everyday, a new prayer. My heart is heavy. #GunControlNow— Gina Rodriguez (@HereIsGina) October 2, 2017
Fuck you and your guns— Ryan Adams (@TheRyanAdams) October 2, 2017
Rock and Roll shoud be a place free from this madness.
How dare you
It sickens me the ease in which a TERRORIST can be sold a GUN. Is the ease really worth all these lives ?! This needs to stop.— Gigi Hadid (@GiGiHadid) October 2, 2017
This isn't the first shooting, and not the first deaths. Regardless he is a terrorist. Shame on him, not just on gun laws. https://t.co/snyWOesJqF— Gigi Hadid (@GiGiHadid) October 2, 2017
I am heartbroken today. I don't want to just hashtag pray for the healing anymore. It's not enough. Not enough to sit & tweet out prayers.— Emmy Rossum (@emmyrossum) October 2, 2017
House GOP could pass legislation this week to:— Emmy Rossum (@emmyrossum) October 2, 2017
1. repeal restrictions on gun silencers
2. allow concealed carry across state lines
Call you senators and keep calling. Let them hear your voice. Ask them how many more people would have died IF this guy had a silencer?— Emmy Rossum (@emmyrossum) October 2, 2017
Here's the number for your senators. Keep calling. https://t.co/s5Ww9uCgQp— Emmy Rossum (@emmyrossum) October 2, 2017
Dear @realDonaldTrump, the people of Las Vegas don't need your hashtags and empty tweets about "warmest condolences". They need action.— Emmy Rossum (@emmyrossum) October 2, 2017
How a place of excitement and fun turned into a war zone with such a high powered weapon is insane. Senseless violence needs to stop now— Liam (@LiamPayne) October 2, 2017
I can’t help but say that the atrocity in Vegas tonight could’ve been avoided before it took so many lives. Take this disgusting violence and turn it into an opportunity America. #GunControl 🇺🇸❤️— Nicholas Hamilton (@Nic_Hamilton) October 2, 2017
If I see one more politician say "thoughts and prayers" I'm going to scream. Those words mean nothing but "We are impotent to protect you."— Kurt Eichenwald (@kurteichenwald) October 2, 2017
We are apes. Don't give guns to apes.— Joseph Kahn (@JosephKahn) October 2, 2017
Want a gun to kill people? Sure! Want universal health care to treat victims of gun violence? No! Get your priorities straight, America.— Dave Quinn (@NineDaves) October 2, 2017
The Second Amendment was never intended to permit mass slaughter.— Robert Reich (@RBReich) October 2, 2017
My mind reels from the sheer horror of what happened in Las Vegas last night. Today I mourn with many the tragic loss of life... /1— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) October 2, 2017
and burn inside with questions about how to move forward and not let the deaths and bloodshed be just another statistic. /2— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) October 2, 2017
Once more, the right of ordinary Americans to assemble peaceably and enjoy the freedoms afforded in this country has been shattered. /3— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) October 2, 2017
Once more, we have elevated to a deadly level one right, while eviscerating our most cherished ones. /4— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) October 2, 2017
Name and shame Republicans in Congress complicit in mass-murder. Follow @MomsDemand, the grassroots arm of @Everytown, to mobilize against Republicans now, in 2018 and beyond who put the interests of the $$$gun lobby$$$ before the safety of American families. #guncontrol— Andrea Chalupa (@AndreaChalupa) October 2, 2017
The right wing wants to ban Muslims but they never want to ban an actual threat - guns. #GunControl— Sean Kent (@seankent) October 2, 2017