All the Celebs Who Call for Gun Control After the Deadly Florida School Shooting
Today, the world is in mourning. Yesterday at about 2:30 p.m., Nikolas Cruz allegedly opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, killing at least 17 innocent people and injuring many more. The 19-year-old suspect was expelled from the school the year prior and was known for collecting guns, including semi-automatic rifles. Nikolas allegedly tried to blend in with evacuating students, but authorities were able to identify and put him under arrest for 17 counts of premeditated murder.
Detectives eventually learned that the suspect’s social media pages were filled with “very disturbing” images and text, according to CNN, and the FBI was even alerted of him in September 2017 after he left a comment on YouTube that read, “I’m going to be a professional school shooter.”
So the question remains, as it has with the numerous other mass shootings that have happened in the United States in a short period of time — when will enough be enough? When will legislators finally step in and do something to prevent so many people from senselessly getting killed? Celebrities such as Lucy Hale, Kim Kardashian and Kevin McHale are all asking these very questions and calling for gun control immediately.
Repeat it with me …GUN CONTROL NOW.
— Lucy Hale (@lucyhale) February 15, 2018
Don't let today become yesterday ….. don't let tomorrow pass by ….. everyday that fades is a wasted one , as are the valuable lives lost by gun violence . It MUST stop. What are we going to do about it? Never give up. @happyhippiefdn pic.twitter.com/WPPOLffY5z
— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) February 15, 2018
We must protect our children, not guns #PrayforDouglas
— Shay Mitchell (@shaymitch) February 15, 2018
There have been 18 school shootings this year.
It’s Feb. 14th.
— Alexander William (@AlexAllTimeLow) February 15, 2018
If you support the NRA, you support a terrorist organization.
— Paul Wesley (@paulwesley) February 15, 2018
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.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) February 14, 2018
— Keegan Allen (@KeeganAllen) February 15, 2018
We owe it to our children and our teachers to keep them safe while at school. Prayers won't do this: action will. Congress, please do your job and protect Americans from senseless gun violence
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) February 15, 2018
— Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) February 15, 2018
Heartbroken over the news of another school shooting. This is the 18th in 45 days of 2018. Students & teachers shouldn't have to fear for their safety. We must do more to prevent these senseless acts of gun violence. My heart is w/ the people in Parkland, FL. Enough is enough.
— Reese Witherspoon (@RWitherspoon) February 15, 2018
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.
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) February 14, 2018
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) February 14, 2018
Sir, we need more than prayers and condolences. We need rational gun legislation https://t.co/LQjTRh3VgZ
— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) February 14, 2018
As we send our thoughts & prayers to the people of Parkland, Florida how about we, the people & govt of America, actually DO something abt gun violence.
— RainnWilson (@rainnwilson) February 15, 2018
If you are not willing to re-examine and renegotiate our relationship to guns and violence, you are a culprit and a coward of the highest order.
This is the 5th school shooting this year and it’s only February. Grow a spine, America.
— Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) February 15, 2018
and it’s decades past time for gun reform. the student victims alone deserve that much. they are America’s future. ultimately, the message they are getting is that the the deaths of their peers are not noteworthy enough to make change. a cycle of unworth will bring more tragedy.
— paramore (@paramore) February 15, 2018
We've marched on Washington for a multitude of reasons throughout history for everything from civil rights to AIDS research. The #MeToo movement has changed hearts, minds & is starting to change policy. Where is the organized outrage for Gun Reform that we so desperately need???
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) February 15, 2018
— Ricky Martin (@ricky_martin) February 15, 2018
BAN AR-15s https://t.co/KeaarLaJmg
— Kevin McHale (@druidDUDE) February 14, 2018