Parkland High School shooting: Celebrities blame NRA and GOP for gun violence in Florida
Law Enforcement authorities reported on Wednesday that 17 people were killed in a high school in Florida when a former student unloaded countless magazines in a hail of gunfire at students and staff.
Rick Scott, Governor of Florida ordered government flags to be flown at half-mast throughout Monday mourning victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School outside Boca Raton. The school has a strength of more than 3,000 students.
President Donald Trump extended his condolences and prayed for the families of the victims, while several celebrities shared their thoughts on their social media accounts.
A majority of the celebrities who reacted voiced their concerns about the prevailing gun laws and the need to tighten the same. Also, many pointed fingers at the National Rifle Association (NRA) and held it responsible for the incessant mass shootings in the country this year.
Many prominent personalities accused the GOP and Republicans of being pawns for the NRA and not doing enough to enforce the system because gun sales would be affected.
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