Celebrities Take to Twitter Immediately Calling for Gun Control Following Texas Church Shooting


While reports about the horrific deadly mass shooting at a Sutherland Springs, Texas church on Sunday are still trickling in, Celebrities wasted no time taking to Twitter demanding increased gun control measures immediately after the news broke.

The attack occurred at First Baptist Church at approximately 11:20 a.m. central. Celebrities began calling for gun control before the number of casualties was confirmed and before the gunman had been identified, or his possible motive discovered, Breitbart reports.

Horror novelist Stephen King was quick to call for new gun laws:

King’s gun control push was echoed by comedian and actress Sarah Silverman:

And actor Josh Gad:

Comedian and former Netflix talk show host Chelsea Handler blamed the attack on Republicans:

Meanwhile, actor Timothy Simons blamed the attack on the NRA:


Joy Reid blamed the NRA as well:

And a producer for Ellen DeGeneres’s talk show unleashed a profanity-laced tweet against President Donald Trump, Russia, and guns:


Director Adam McKay tweeted:

And Silicon Valley actor Kumail Nanjiani called for “#GunControlNow:”


NBC News reports:

An armor-clad gunman opened fire inside a rural Texas church on Sunday, killing more than two dozen people in the largest mass shooting in the state’s history, officials said.

Twenty-six people were killed during the shooting at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said at a press conference Sunday evening.

“We don’t know if that number will rise or not, but we know that that’s too many and this will be a long, suffering mourning for those in pain,” he said.

“We are dealing with the largest mass shooting in our state’s history,” he added.

The shooter is also dead, officials said.

Law enforcement officials identified the gunman on Sunday evening as Devin Patrick Kelley, age 26, of neighboring Comal County. Officials were preparing to search his home.

There was no immediate information on the reason behind the shooting, according to Sheriff Tackett.

Federal officials said while the gunman’s motivation was unclear, there were no obvious signs of a connection to terrorism.

A local citizen confronted the gunman, “grabbed his rifle and engaged that suspect,” he said.

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