Lady Gaga, Hillary Clinton + More Beg for Stricter Gun Control Laws in Wake of Las Vegas Massacre
Sunday’s mass shooting at Las Vegas’ Route 91 Harvest Festival has once again sparked debate about gun control, and many in the entertainment industry say enough is enough.
Calls for stricter gun control laws after high-profile shootings in Orlando, San Bernardino, Virginia Tech and Newtown are all-too familiar, so a cynical person might say nothing will get done. But stars and politicians like Lady Gaga and Hillary Clinton aren’t giving up, and are insisting that lawmakers and elected officials fight for a safer nation.
Guitar legend Carlos Santana was among the legion of people pleading for reform. “Why allow weapons of mass destruction to be sold to civilians?” he asked in a statement (via Billboard). “The laws need to be changed to prevent this from ever happening again.”
Sunday’s shooting, carried about by 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, comes at an auspicious moment, since the House had been expected to debate a bill regulating gun silencers this week. That may now be postponed, though, in light of the Las Vegas massacre.
Take a look below to see what some celebrities had to say in the wake of the Las Vegas shootings.
— xoxo, Gaga (@ladygaga) October 2, 2017
My heart is breaking for Las Vegas. We need love, unity, peace, gun control & for people to look at this & call this what it is = terrorism.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) October 2, 2017
I'm so devastated by this senseless attack #guncontrol is needed NOW! Too many innocent lives have been taken,it's time to change something
— Leona Lewis (@leonalewis) October 2, 2017
It would be wise to ban assault weapons, high-capacity magazines and silencers. None of which is excessive. https://t.co/oaPIk4lbWO
— Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) October 2, 2017
This is a list of the deadliest mass shootings in recent US history. Now we add the deadliest to this list. There is no post I can make that will heal the pain and heartache that is being felt in Las Vegas today, but we NEED change. We can not continue to let this list grow. We can not grow accustom to waking up to this kind of terrorism in our country. We can not make this normal. How are we going to end gun violence?
— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) October 2, 2017
Sensible gun control NOW.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) October 2, 2017
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
How long do we let gun violence tear families apart? Enough. Congress & the WH should act now to save lives. There's no excuse for inaction.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) October 2, 2017
how many more acts of violence will it take to wake up the people that can enact better gun laws? why did that man own 10 automatic weapons?
— christina perri (@christinaperri) October 2, 2017
Heartbroken hearing about Las Vegas. Sad to live in a world where going to see a concert can end in gun fire. We need gun control now.
— Michelle Branch (@michellebranch) October 2, 2017
Lead with ❤️today in these dark times.
Do something good today.
Tell family you ❤️ them.
AND CALL YOUR REPS AND DEMAND GUN CONTROL NOW.
— Merrin Dungey (@RealMerrinD) October 2, 2017
How about we ban machine guns?
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) 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
And we live in a country that, despite so many similar occurrences, values money over humanity & will not change its gun laws. Like jesus.
— daddy. (@AngelHaze) October 2, 2017
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