Britney Spears, Mariah Carey Call For Gun Control Laws After Mass Shooting
By Mary J. DiMeglio, Billboard
November 6, 2017
In the wake of a mass shooting at a church in the small South Texas community of Sutherland Springs on Sunday (Nov. 5), celebrities took to social media to express their sadness, outrage and calls for tougher U.S. gun laws.
At least 26 people, ranging in age from 5 to 72 years old, were killed in the deadliest mass shooting in the state's history, The Associated Press reported.
President Donald Trump commented on Twitter from a trip abroad, writing, "May God be w/ the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas. The FBI & law enforcement are on the scene. I am monitoring the situation from Japan."
Among the celebrities responding to the tragedy was Lady Gaga, who wrote, "Prayers for #SanAntonio and all the families who are suffering the loss of loved ones. I'll pray also for #GunControl."
Country singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash, author Stephen King and actresses Mira Sorvino, Mariah Carey and Patricia Arquette also used the platform to plea for peace and implore for gun control. Read their tweets and more below.
My heart breaks over the news coming out of Texas 💔 My prayers are with the Sutherland Springs community 🙏— Britney Spears (@britneyspears) November 5, 2017
How many more have to die before we enact sane gun control laws?— Stephen King (@StephenKing) November 5, 2017
Just nothing. No words. Numb. Again. May everyone affected in Texas rest in and find peace.— josh groban (@joshgroban) November 5, 2017
sending all our love to those in Texas affected by yet another senseless and heartbreaking shooting.— Imagine Dragons (@Imaginedragons) November 5, 2017
May God be w/ the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas. The FBI & law enforcement are on the scene. I am monitoring the situation from Japan.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 5, 2017