Parkland High School shooting: Celebrities blame NRA and GOP for gun violence in Florida
At least 17 are dead, several others injured, after a shooting at a Florida school. A former student opened fire Wednesday at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.
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.
My prayers and condolences to the families of the victims of the terrible Florida shooting. No child, teacher or anyone else should ever feel unsafe in an American school.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 14, 2018
No words, no actions, no laws are enough until we end this epidemic of school shootings in our country. My heart is with the students and parents of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) February 14, 2018
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.
Is ANYFUCKINGBODY IN OUR WHITE HOUSE OR CONGRESS PLANNING ON TAKING ACTION TO TIGHTEN GUN LAWS!!!! How many mass shootings must we endure before something is done to minimize this?!?!??— marlon wayans (@MarlonWayans) February 14, 2018
Not time to talk about #GunControl but let's get all the undocumented Chemistry professors out of here NOW!— yvette nicole brown (@YNB) February 14, 2018
Prayers to everyone in Parkland Florida 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻— Kevin Love (@kevinlove) February 14, 2018
Another school shooting. Sad. Prayers to the families #ParklandShooting— Mike Tyson (@MikeTyson) February 14, 2018
April 16, 2007, was the worst day of my life—when 32 people were shot and killed at Virginia Tech. Nearly 11 years later, there are far too many "worst days" in America. The people of Parkland, Florida, are facing one of them today. I am heartbroken and grieve with them.— Tim Kaine (@timkaine) February 14, 2018
Today is the day that inevitably comes when your prayers don't do anything to prevent it, but your vote might. https://t.co/1HBkioPDcA— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) February 14, 2018
The NRA is a terrorist organization. pic.twitter.com/kPekxqiJHv— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) February 14, 2018
My heart deeply hurts for the children and their families in South Florida that are going through a living hell.— Tyra Banks (@tyrabanks) February 14, 2018
These senseless acts have to stop.
As we send our thoughts & prayers to the people of Parkland, Florida how about we, the people & govt of America, actually DO something abt gun violence.— RainnWilson (@rainnwilson) February 15, 2018
I hate guns. I hate people’s defense of guns. I hate the NRA. I hate watching kids filing out of another school, terrified. I hate that their friends are dead. I hate that it will happen again soon. And I hate that nothing will be done. What a fucking mess #Broward #guncontrol— Eric McCormack (@EricMcCormack) February 14, 2018
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.
If people can blame drug dealers for the drug problem then we can blame the @NRA for the mass shooting problem.— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) February 14, 2018
Our hearts are shattered by the terrible news about Parkland… love you so so much Florida ❤️— Fifth Harmony (@FifthHarmony) February 14, 2018
Broward school shooting--There will be prayers from Blabbermouth Don, Pence the Grinch, and their rightwing cohorts. There will be no call for any sort of sane gun regs.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) February 14, 2018
My heart is heavy over the school shooting in Florida. Keeping all affected in my thoughts & prayers.— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) February 14, 2018
Three of the 10 worst mass shootings in American history have happened in your 1st year, Mr President @realDonaldTrump.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) February 14, 2018
What are you going to do about it?
Just heard the tragic news about Florida. My heart breaks for the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Keeping the victims and their families in my thoughts 💛 #PrayForParkland pic.twitter.com/pNZRuBVo2T— Britney Spears (@britneyspears) February 15, 2018
Like thousands in South Florida, we sent the boys to school in Broward County this morning... there are no words to describe the despair, horror & anger. This does not have to be our collective reality. How many more? How many children must not make it home?— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) February 14, 2018
Sir, we need more than prayers and condolences. We need rational gun legislation https://t.co/LQjTRh3VgZ— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) February 14, 2018
We have to elect candidates that are not funded by the NRA in November. We have an opportunity to elect candidates who won’t allow kids to go to school and get shot. It is disgusting how many times this has happened and Republicans do nothing. You all have blood on your hands.— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) February 14, 2018
Prayers without accordant action are silent lies told to oneself, heard by no God, amounting to nothing. Action is the language of truth, the prayers of the Saints.— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) February 14, 2018
Heartbroken over the news of another school shooting. This is the 18th in 45 days of 2018. Students & teachers shouldn't have to fear for their safety. We must do more to prevent these senseless acts of gun violence. My heart is w/ the people in Parkland, FL. Enough is enough.— Reese Witherspoon (@RWitherspoon) February 15, 2018
We owe it to our children and our teachers to keep them safe while at school. Prayers won't do this: action will. Congress, please do your job and protect Americans from senseless gun violence— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) February 15, 2018
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