15 February 2018
Yet another American gun massacre which left at least 17 dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland has forced celebrities to take to social media to demand action, not just prayers from the governemtn.
Kim Kardashian was just one of the celebrities NOT sending thoughts and prayers to Florida on Wednesday.
The 37-year-old took to Twitter to instead demand action from the government. ‘We owe it to our children and our teachers to keep them safe while at school,’ she tweeted. ‘Prayers won’t do this: action will. Congress, please do your job and protect Americans from senseless gun violence.’
The reality star retweeted a number of stats that continuously show up in the wake of these tragedies, such as how many were carried out with the infamous AR-15 assault rifle; or how every air passenger must take off the shoes because if one shoe-bombing attempt, yet after 1606 mass shootings gun law remains the same.
She also retweeted a screenshot of an NRA tweet encouraging people to buy guns for their loved ones on Valentine’s Day, which was deleted shortly after the murder spree.
Mark Ruffalo agreed: “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.”
Chelsea Handler called on Americans to elect candidates who are not funded by the NRA in the November elections.
“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,” she tweeted. ‘You all have blood on your hands.”
Mia Farrow replied to President Trump’s tweet, which offered the usual ‘prayers and condolences’.
“Sir, we need more than prayers and condolences,’ she wrote. ‘We need rational gun legislation.”
DailyMail’s Editor-At-Large Piers Morgan instead posed him a question: “Three of the 10 worst mass shootings in American history have happened in your 1st year, Mr President @realDonaldTrump. What are you going to do about it?”