Left-wing Hollywood celebrities wasted little time in pushing for gun control and gun reform just hours after a shooter killed ten people, including a police officer, at a supermarket in Boulder, Colorado, Monday afternoon.
Stars including Julianne Moore, Bradley Whitford, Mia Farrow, and Jamie Lee Curtis seized the opportunity, rushing to social media to promote measures including background checks and a ban on assault weapons.
On Monday, Boulder Police Chief Maris Herold said ten people died in the attack at King Soopers supermarket in the Table Mesa area of Boulder. Among the dead was 51-year-old policeman Eric Talley, an 11-year veteran of the Boulder police force.
The suspect is in police custody and has been identified as Ahmad Alissa, a 21-year-old Arvada, Colorado, resident.
Actress Julianne Moore expressed her outrage at the Colorado shooting. “We shouldn’t have to live like this. In Atlanta or Boulder or anywhere else,” she wrote on Instagram. “Our elected leaders owe us #MoreThanThoughtsAndPrayers to end our gun violence crisis — they owe us action.”
She also urged people to text a number in support of HR8, a bill that would require background checks for gun purchases.
Alyssa Milano used the shooting to push for filibuster reform.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) March 23, 2021
The West Wing star Bradley Whitford claimed in a tweet that people can’t be pro-Second Amendment and pro-life. He was responding to Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO), who offered a prayer for law enforcement, first responders, and others affected by the shooting.
You can fetishize guns or you can pretend to be “pro-life”. You can’t do both. https://t.co/C76hD6wLTk
— (((Bradley Whitford))) (@BradleyWhitford) March 23, 2021
Mia Farrow tweeted that “no civilian need to own or carry” an AR-15.
Boulder shooter carried an AR-15. No civilian needs to own or carry such a weapon #GunReformNow
— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) March 23, 2021
Jamie Lee Curtis pushed for a ban on assault weapons.
#BanAssaultWeapons #BanAssaultWeapons #BanAssaultWeapons #BanAssaultWeapons #BanAssaultWeapons #BanAssaultWeapons #BanAssaultWeapons #BanAssaultWeapons #BanAssaultWeapons #BanAssaultWeapons #BanAssaultWeapons #BanAssaultWeapons #BanAssaultWeapons #BanAssaultWeapons
— Jamie Lee Curtis (@jamieleecurtis) March 23, 2021
Ellen Barkin called out Republicans in her demand for gun control. “How would you feel if you lost someone you love to gun violence?” she tweeted.
— Ellen Barkin (@EllenBarkin) March 23, 2021
Actress-director Elizabeth Banks tweeted that gun control “will save lives.”
— Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) March 23, 2021
Full Metal Jacket star Matthew Modine also pushed for gun control.
“was blocked 10 days before grocery store attack”
When you live in a democracy – you vote for and elect the officials that represent you, your values and beliefs
— Matthew Modine (@MatthewModine) March 23, 2021
Comedian Billy Eichner tweeted, “We need GUN REFORM NOW,” saying that the country will see more gun violence in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Post-Covid America will see more gun related violence than ever before. We need GUN REFORM NOW. https://t.co/etO7eVkaWS
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) March 23, 2021
Comedian Wanda Sykes tweeted that advocating for gun control is “not soon enough.”
— Wanda Sykes (@iamwandasykes) March 23, 2021
John Leguizamo also pushed for gun control and reform.
— John Leguizamo (@JohnLeguizamo) March 23, 2021
House of Cards actor Michael Kelly tweeted that his military friends believe assault weapons “have no place in society.”
I have so many friends in the military and the vast majority of them think that AR’s and guns of the sort have no place in society. You know cause they are ……..weapons of war.
Common Sense #GunReformNow
— Michael Kelly (@michaeljkellyjr) March 23, 2021
Arrested Development staar and comedian David Cross tweeted #GunControlNow in response to conservative “Louder with Crowder” host Steven Crowder.
— david cross✍ (@davidcrosss) March 23, 2021