In the wake of Sunday night’s mass shooting that killed at least 58 people in Las Vegas and injured hundreds more during a country music concert, entertainment figures are begging the government to enact stronger gun control laws.
Joss Whedon tweeted a link to support Everytown for Gun Safety, an advocacy group backed by Michael Bloomberg, among others. Julianne Moore, Marti Noxon, Amy Schumer, Debra Messing and Peaches were among many others who also tweeted the Everytown message.
Today we mourn for Las Vegas, tomorrow we fight for them.
Join the movement to end gun violence: Text ACT to 64433. pic.twitter.com/3Tjiv1N7cx
— Joss Whedon (@joss) October 2, 2017
Meanwhile, musician Caleb Keeter, a performer at Sunday’s Route 91 Harvest Festival, wrote that he had changed his mind and now advocates gun control.
— Caleb Keeter (@Calebkeeter) October 2, 2017
Numerous other entertainment figures joined the call to limit access to guns. “Sensible gun control NOW,” Alyssa Milano wrote.
Sensible gun control NOW.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) October 2, 2017
Lena Dunham said “gun control is the only answer.”
Gun control is the only answer to a question we shouldn't even be asking.
— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) October 2, 2017
Billy Eichner tweeted several calls to action supporting more firearms regulation.
Congress did nothing after Sandy Hook. NOTHING. Think about how INSANE that is. We're calling Congress about everything else, why not this??
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) 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
Lady Gaga also called for legislators to “act quickly.”
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) October 2, 2017