After Mass Shooting at Texas Church, Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Mariah Carey Spread Love, Call for Tougher Gun Control Laws
publish date: 2017-11-05
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, Marich Carey and Patricia Arquette also used the platform to plea for peace and implore for gun control. Read their tweets and more below.
#PrayForTexas #SutherlandSprings pic.twitter.com/ZvS0n2H8X3
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) November 6, 2017
Prayers for #SanAntonio and all the families who are suffering the loss of loved ones. I’ll pray also for #GunControl
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) November 5, 2017
They.were in a church that was full of prayers. They.need a government who will enact common sense gun laws. #GunControlNow http://t.co/M1wTIe4G01
— rosanne cash (@rosannecash) November 5, 2017
I am praying for the #Sutherland victims & their families, but also that Congress awakens to its sin of inaction in this carnage #guncontrol
— Mira Sorvino (@MiraSorvino) November 5, 2017
I don't care the shooters name, race, religion or political party. The only way to impact mass shootings is #GunControl
— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) 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
My heart breaks over the news coming out of Texas -- My prayers are with the Sutherland Springs community --
— Britney Spears (@britneyspears) 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
I am absolutely heartbroken over the shooting today in #SutherlandSprings Texas. -- #PrayForTexas #EnoughIsEnough #StopGunViolence pic.twitter.com/g42789PiBq
— Reese Witherspoon (@RWitherspoon) November 5, 2017
About the epidemic of mass shootings? Watch politicians tweet condolences, thoughts and prayers and then go to cocktails with gun lobbyists.
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) November 6, 2017My love is being sent to everyone in Texas!! God bless you all!
— Darius Rucker (@dariusrucker) November 6, 2017No words. My heart is broken for Sutherland Springs, TX and for 2017 America. Please let’s all come together
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) November 5, 2017#GunControlNow
— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) November 5, 2017Innocent people go to church on Sunday to honor their God, and while doing so, get shot in killed. What country? America. Why? Republicans.
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) November 5, 2017