The Connecticut school shooting that left 27 people dead — including as many as 20 children — has prompted Hollywood celebrities to demand stricter gun control because they believe it will prevent similar tragedies from occurring in the future.
“Too soon to speak out about a gun-crazy nation? No, too late,” far-left filmmaker Michael Moore tweeted. “At least THIRTY-ONE school shootings since Columbine.”
“The way to honor these dead children is to demand strict gun control, free mental health care, and an end to violence as public policy,” he added.
Screenwriter Kevin Williamson agreed. “We need gun control. Stop defending your right to bear arms. You’re stupid,” he tweeted.
Pop singer Michelle Branch tweeted: “Gun control people!!! My heart is breaking. As a parent this is my worst nightmare.”
“Parks and Recreation” star Rashida Jones said that “gun control is our only road to freedom” via her official Twitter account.
“Freedom from the fear of senselessly losing children. I’m so saddened. WE NEED LAWS NOW,” she added.
CNN host Piers Morgan wondered aloud on Twitter whether President Barack Obama would have the courage to “stand up to the American gun lobby.” He also tweeted the hashtag #guncontrol.
Martha Stewart tweeted: “Stricter gun control- why have we not adopted new rules and laws??? what is wrong with us????”
Actress Mia Farrow tweeted “gun control is no longer debatable” and called it a “moral mandate.”
Comedian Patton Oswalt tweeted “MORE gun control, MORE mental health services. It’s no longer a debate. Never was.”
Actor Alec Baldwin posted “One storm after another…. #GunControlNow” via his official Twitter account.
“NRA and Washington share portion of responsibility for today’s hideous shooting. We need reasonable gun control RIGHT NOW,” Funny or Die co-founder Adam McKay tweeted.
(H/T: Chicago Tribune)
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