Celebrities took to social to react and name for gun management in wake of the tragic faculty taking pictures at Marjory Stoneman Douglas Excessive Faculty in Parkland, Fla., Wednesday that left at the very least 17 individuals useless.
Alleged gunman Nikolas Cruz, 19, introduced an AR-15 rifle and “numerous magazines” into the highschool. College students at the highschool thought they had been having one other fireplace drill once they heard shot fired.
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Cruz later hid himself within the crowd of scholars and academics working out of the highschool, authorities mentioned. He was taken into custody and not using a struggle and charged Thursday with 17 counts of premeditated homicide. He was booked into the Broward County Jail early Thursday.
Following the information of the varsity taking pictures – the nation’s deadliest because the Sandy Hook Elementary Faculty taking pictures in Newtown, Conn., a lot of celebrities provided their condolences and known as on Congress to take motion on gun management.
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Comic and “Frozen” star Josh Gad mentioned his good friend’s son handed away from the taking pictures.
“Final night time, I acquired a textual content whereas I slept that our good friend’s son handed away from his gun shot wound. My grief for this household and the various others is aware of no bounds. I’m so sorry this occurred. I’m so sorry our leaders are nugatory. I’m so sorry we’re certain to repeat this once more,” Gad tweeted.
Comic Chelsea Handler known as on voters to elect candidates “that aren’t funded by the NRA in November.”
“We have now a possibility to elect candidates who gained’t enable youngsters to go to high school and get shot. It’s disgusting what number of occasions this has occurred and Republicans do nothing. You all have blood in your fingers,” Handler wrote.
Pop icon Britney Spears known as the information “tragic” on Twitter and mentioned she was “protecting the victims and their households in my ideas.”
Comic and discuss present host Ellen DeGeneres tweeted “no legal guidelines are sufficient till we finish this epidemic of college shootings in our nation.”
British journalist Piers Morgan requested “why nothing is ever completed to attempt to cease it (faculty shootings)?” Morgan continued in one other tweet that he known as on the U.S. to ban assault rifles following the Sandy Hook bloodbath however “NRA gun nuts ensured nothing was completed.”
Actuality tv star Kim Kardashian tweeted ideas and prayers weren’t sufficient and known as on Congress to “do your job and shield People from mindless gun violence.”
Actress Amber Tamblyn criticized those that “are usually not prepared to re-examine and renegotiate” the nation’s “relationship to weapons and violence.”
“That is the fifth faculty taking pictures this yr and it’s solely February. Develop a backbone America.”
Academy Award-winning actress Reese Witherspoon tweeted “sufficient is sufficient” to the “mindless acts of gun violence.”
Rainn Wilson, recognized for his function as Dwight Schrute on “The Workplace,” mentioned the U.S. wanted to “really DO one thing about gun violence.”
Rock band Paramore mentioned it’s “many years previous time for gun reform.”
“The coed victims alone deserve that a lot. They’re America’s future. Finally the message they’re getting is that the deaths of their friends are usually not noteworthy sufficient to make a change. A cycle of unworth will deliver extra tragedy,” the band tweeted.
Singer and daughter of nation music legend Johnny Money, Rosanne Money, mentioned she was “ashamed that that is who we’re.”
“We don’t care sufficient in regards to the lives of youngsters to stop the acquisition of assault rifles.” Money ended her tweet blaming Congress.
“Congress, that is on you,” she wrote.
“Pitch Excellent” star Ben Platt mentioned he “tried to think about being a consultant or senator watching youngsters getting shot in class daily within the U.S., then selecting to focus my fast every day efforts on anything.”
“Rosemary’s Child” star Mia Farrow tweeted to President Trump that “we want greater than prayers and condolences. We want rational gun laws.”
Actress Gabrielle Union, who sends her sons to South Florida faculties, tweeted: “What number of kids should not make it residence?”
Creator Stephen King slammed Trump and Vice President Mike Pence stating “Blabbermouth Don, Pence the Grinch and their rightwing cohorts” will name for prayers however “there can be no name for any form of sane gun laws.”
Academy Award-winning actress Patricia Arquette tweeted: “If individuals can blame drug sellers for the drug downside then we are able to blame the NRA for the mass taking pictures downside.”
Comic Michael Ian Black known as the NRA a “terrorist group.”
“Will and Grace” star Eric McCormack tweeted he “hated the NRA” and “hate that it (faculty taking pictures) will occur once more quickly.”
“And I hate that nothing can be completed. What a f—ing mess.”
Golden State Warriors Coach Steve Kerr informed reporters Wednesday that “it doesn’t appear to matter to our authorities that kids are being shot to dying day after day.”
Kerr known as on individuals to vote for these “who even have the braveness to guard individuals’s lives and never simply bow right down to the NRA as a result of they’ve financed their marketing campaign for them.”
Legendary singer Bette Midler mentioned the varsity taking pictures was the weapons’ fault and known as the U.S. a “nation in shame within the eyes of the world.”
“I’m so ashamed,” Midler added.
“Riverdale” star Camila Mendes mentioned the realm of the varsity taking pictures “was my residence” and known as the taking pictures “a violent tragedy.”
“It’s devastating that such a violent tragedy occurred in a spot that I’ve at all times thought of secure, a spot that I affiliate with such harmless, childhood recollections,” Mendes mentioned.
Former skilled boxer Mike Tyson mentioned the taking pictures was “unhappy” and provided “prayers to the households.”