Hollywood celebrities are calling for gun control laws following the recent massacres in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas.”Last night, hundreds of MomsDemand volunteers marched in DC as a result of the horrific attack in El Paso,” wrote actress Julianne Moore. “When I woke up, another tragic attack had taken place in Dayton. The outrage ended and is replaced by the motivation to put an end to gun violence.”
In both massacres, the attackers used high-powered weapons, which allowed them to open fire on large numbers of people in a short time.
In Dayton, nine people were killed and another 27 wounded, and in El Paso, 20 people were killed and another 26 injured.
Mass murders come after another attack at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in California earlier this week. There, three people were killed and 15 were injured.
“Who has to die for the laws to change,” Lili Reinhart asked on Twitter. “I’m hurt after what happened in El Paso. I can’t believe this is happening in my country and nobody is doing anything about it,” she said.
John Legend had a similar sentiment, condemning white nationalism and calling the attackers “terrorists”.
“My heart hurts for El Paso and Dayton. Our nation experiences these traumas too often and we need leaders to act urgently. Remove the war weapons from the streets and combat the ideology of white nationalism that motivates many of these terrorists.”
“It’s not an academic issue, it’s not a political game, it’s about life and death,” the legend said in another Twitter message. “The president regularly inspires the killers. He is part of the problem.”
Rihanna also accused President Trump of taking a screenshot following his message on Twitter. “Imagine a world where it’s easier to get an AK-47 than a visa! Imagine a world where they build walls to keep terrorists in America!” And Twitter seems to agree, while “Trump terrorists” and “white supremacists” continue to be a fad in America.
Actress Jamie Lee Curtis had a simpler approach, writing on the social network multiple times just the phrase “banning assault weapons.” Curtis rewrote a statement from the Human Rights Campaign, which made a list of major attacks in recent years. “What is enough is enough. Now we need legislation to prevent gun violence.”
Bette Midler agreed, writing: “America, we’re at war with ourselves. Another mass shooting, this time in Dayton, Ohio. Let’s tell him what it is. Domestic terrorism.”
Chris Evans, known for his role in “Captain America”: “Armed attacks happen so often that the president can include two in one tweet. #EnoughIsEnough.”
Actress Reese Witherspoon has appealed to people in Congress. “These meaningless losses are unbearable. When will politicians give the people of this country the laws of common sense for gun control that we all demand? I will call my representative in Congress. Again.”
And Kevin Bacon wrote briefly: “Vote. Out!”