“GUN CONTROL NOW. ENOUGH ALREADY,” Billy Eichner declared on Twitter after a gunman opened fire at a country music festival in Las Vegas on Sunday night, killing over 50 people and injuring hundreds more.
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
Since news broke of the horrific incident that took place at the Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival while Jason Aldean was performing, a number of celebrities have taken to social media to not only offer their condolences to the victims of the attack, but to also speak out about instilling stricter gun control laws in America.
Jimmy Kimmel for one had something to say about it:
In addition to Eichner, Lady Gaga, Julianne Moore and Emmy Rossum were among the celebrities to post passionate, take-charge messages following the shooting. The hashtag #guncontrol has also started trending on Twitter.
It sickens me the ease in which a TERRORIST can be sold a GUN. Is the ease really worth all these lives ?! This needs to stop.
— Gigi Hadid (@GiGiHadid) October 2, 2017
— xoxo, Gaga (@ladygaga) October 2, 2017
— Julianne Moore (@_juliannemoore) 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
I believe in prayer, but it's not enough by itself. We need better LAWS. In no world does a CIVILIAN need a MACHINE GUN. Let's fix this.
— Emmy Rossum (@emmyrossum) 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
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
Will our lawmakers listen this time? https://t.co/cgb7NFCqaq
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) October 2, 2017
Join the movement to end gun violence: Text ACT to 64433. pic.twitter.com/xN8a6vqkFx
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) October 2, 2017
sick to my stomach. we have a show tonight & i don't know what we're supposed to tell people. other than WE NEED GUN CONTROL.
— hayley from Paramore (@yelyahwilliams) October 2, 2017