Uvalde shooting: these celebrities repeat their calls for gun control
The shooting in Uvalde, Texas has left 19 students and 2 adults dead. It's the umpteenth mass shooting recorded in an American school. The event shook all of American society. Stars like Texan Mathew McConaughey have called for gun control as soon as possible.
Stars have often raised their voices to request that the Administration approve measures for gun control. Among the opinions in favor of it, is that of Selena Gomez, also from Texas. Let's see who else spoke out after this tragedy.
The Golden State Warriors coach has been a visible face of the protest. His "When are we going to do something? I'm tired of the minutes of silence!" - on the verge of tears - has resounded around the world and gone viral on social media.
But Steve Kerr's complaint went further. He pointed to "the 50 senators from Washington who are holding us hostage," he declared after the fourth game of the Western Conference Finals in the NBA. "Do you realize 90 percent of Americans, regardless of political party, want universal background checks?"
In that same game, the Dallas Mavericks star also spoke about the incident. "I don't think it could be worse. It's a disaster. I think that shouldn't happen anywhere," he said at a press conference.
Though his novels treat terrifying topics, the author has always shown his rejection of weapons in public life.
On this occasion, his Twitter account was on fire. "Gun control now! Stop the slaughter of the innocents!" he cried out to his millions of followers.
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The president of the United States pointed to the arms lobby at a press conference.
On Twitter, he said: "The idea that an 18-year-old can walk into a store and buy assault weapons is just wrong. What in God's name do you need an assault weapon for except to kill someone?"
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For Selena Gomez, the attack felt extra painful because it happened "in my home state of Texas," as she said on social media. "Innocent students were killed while trying to get an education. If children aren't safe at school, where are they safe?"
In addition to praising the work of the teachers, "of incalculable value but little appreciated," Selena Gómez sent a direct message to Washington, DC. "Those in power need to stop giving lip service and actually change the laws to prevent these shootings in the future."
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Bruce Banner's alter ego has always shown his rejection of free access to weapons.
After the tragedy in Uvalde, he sent a direct message to Ted Cruz. "Ted Cruz, tell these families that a background check, sensible gun laws, or a ban on weapons of war wouldn't stop their children from being gone."
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The Oscar-winning actor, born in the town of Uvalde itself, has been blunt and forceful in a petition through Instagram. "Once again, we have tragically proven that we are failing to be responsible for the rights our freedoms grant us."
"As Americans, Texans, mothers and fathers, it's time we re-evaluate, and renegotiate our wants from our needs. We have to rearrange our values and find a common ground above this devastating American reality that has tragically become our children's issue."
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Matthew McConaughey points to these shootings as "an epidemic that can be controlled," - in this case, with gun control.
The veteran actress has pinned a tweet claiming that "this has got to change. This nation is full of people who cannot control their worst impulses and the innocent always pay the price!"
Her criticism does not end there. She leaves one of the most impactful phrases of recent days. "Don't save fetuses only to have them go to school to die because you love your guns more than life!"
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"Enough is enough," wrote Becky G. The singer referred to the recent series of mass shootings, including the tragedy in Buffalo, New York.
"Children should be safe in class," she said on Twitter. "This has to end."
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American musician and producer Finneas used some strong language in response to the tragedy in Uvalde.
He pointed to both citizens and politicians: "Anyone saying 'now isn't the time to talk about gun control' doesn't care that kids got f****** murdered today."
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Actor and musician Dylan Minnette has praised the words of Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr. He said on Twitter that these were the path of common sense to follow.
In another tweet, he has expressed concern that the trend of mass shootings "isn't slowing down. It's becoming more and more numbing and it shouldn't be."
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The Lakers star also commented on the recent events in Uvalde, Texas.
"When is enough enough man!" he tweeted. "These are kids and we keep putting them in harm's way at school. Like seriously 'AT SCHOOL' where it's supposed to be the safest!"
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She could have become the first female president of the US, but now Hillary Clinton mostly gives her opinions in lectures, books, and tweets.
Like all the others, she says that the country really needs to put an end to the mass shootings. "We are becoming a nation of anguished screams. We simply need legislators willing to stop the scourge of gun violence in America that is murdering our children."
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