Many of the biggest names in Hollywood are calling for more than "thoughts and prayers" after the horrific school shooting in Florida.
A gunman -- identified as former student Nikolas Cruz -- opened fire inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Wednesday, resulting in "numerous fatalities." At least 17 people were killed. The shooter, who reportedly used an AR-15, is in custody.
While the story is still unfolding, top names in Hollywood have turned to Twitter to plead for stronger gun laws and some action.
No words, no actions, no laws are enough until we end this epidemic of school shootings in our country. My heart is with the students and parents of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
We have to elect candidates that are not funded by the NRA in November. We have an opportunity to elect candidates who won't allow kids to go to school and get shot. It is disgusting how many times this has happened and Republicans do nothing. You all have blood on your hands.
Like thousands in South Florida, we sent the boys to school in Broward County this morning... there are no words to describe the despair, horror & anger. This does not have to be our collective reality. How many more? How many children must not make it home?
But we do. We feel unsafe. And the vast majority of us also feel the issue is being completely neglected by the people we elected to solve these issues. Bump stocks still legal Gun show loophole still open Universal background checks not implemented.
Ok, well you can get hung up on the verbiage all you want, but that doesn't negate what a semi-automatic rifle just killed 17 people today and 50+ in Vegas. Call it whatever name you want...people can't do that with the bare hands. Mental health + gun control. https://t.co/FhBWzcJTAa
Sending all my love and prayers to the families affected in Florida. More lives lost due to gun violence.. I don't understand how this is still happening after all the horrifying tragedies we've witnessed! My heart is in pieces today.
I'm not going to bother tweeting out any hashtag about gun violence prevention because I have given up. I'm not angry anymore. I'm just sad and resigned to this continuing to happen over and over again because the @GOP will do nothing to change gun laws. Blame them and the @NRA!
Our Congress has allowed NRA to hold a gun to their heads. They cowardly refuse to take any sensible measure to make it harder for criminals, crazies and kids to get these weapons. We will see this news story every week until we make them change.
Says something about the Current government when they'll fight tooth and nail to ban abortions but don't want to fight to protect school kids. Didn't realize pro life meant you could pick and choose which children. #GunControlNow