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. 

People walk out of a hotel where students were quickly taken after a mass shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School where at least 17 people were killed, on February 14, 2018 in Parkland, Florida. Police arrested the suspect after a short manhunt and have identified him as 19-year-old former student Nikolas Cruz. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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. 

Scott Israel, Sheriff of Broward County, (L) and Florida Governor Rick Scott speak to the media as they visit Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after a shooting at the school killed 17 people on February 14, 2018 in Parkland, Florida. Numerous law enforcement officials continue to investigate the scene. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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.  

The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is seen after a shooting at the school that reportedly killed and injured multiple people on February 14, 2018 in Parkland, Florida. Numerous law enforcement officials continue to investigate the scene. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

People are brought out of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after a shooting at the school that reportedly killed and injured multiple people on February 14, 2018 in Parkland, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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.  

Police block a road leading to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School where at least 17 people were killed, on February 14, 2018 in Parkland, Florida. Police arrested the suspect after a short manhunt and have identified him as 19 year old former student Nikolas Cruz. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

People gather at a hotel where students were quickly taken after a mass shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School where at least 17 people were killed, on February 14, 2018 in Parkland, Florida.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Florida Governor Rick Scott visits Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after a shooting at the school killed 17 people on February 14, 2018 in Parkland, Florida.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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