Following the Orlando shooting and other crimes involving guns, a number Hollywood celebrities including Kim Kardashian and John Legend have voiced their opinions on gun ownership.
It can be recalled that in just a matter of 24 hours, two high profile cases involving guns were recorded in Orlando recently. The first one ended in the death of the former “The Voice” contestant Christina Grimmie while the second one took at least 50 lives inside a gay bar.
Considering this scenario, some artists have shared their concern and called for stricter gun laws.
In an article published by Hollywood Life, several artists took to social media to share their opinions on gun ownership and violence.
“The fact that anyone can so easily access guns is so scary and after all of the devastating loss the Senate should have not failed us!!!” reality TV star Kim Kardashian tweeted.
“So sad! The senate voted against background checks being needed to buy guns. So terrorists on fbi’s wanted lists can legally still buy guns,” she added.
“All of Me” singer John Legend hinted about the need for voters to be wiser with their choices.
“We have to vote the GOP out of leadership of both House & Senate to get anything done in guns,” he said relative to gun ownership and violence.
He even pointed out that while the “foolishness and heartlessness” of the Congress was no longer “surprising,” the move was “still so very disappointing and shameful.”
The voices of the celebrities and othen anti-gun ownership individuals ran counter with the equally strong voice of the opposite camp.
NY Daily News reported that the NRA even threatened to hurt politicians who will support a gun safety legislation. “We have a God-given right to defend ourselves and firearms are an effective means of doing just that,” insisted Chris Cox, the executive director of the NRA’s Institute For Legislative Action said.