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Hollywood Reacts to Senate Blocking Gun Control Bill

Hollywood Reacts to Senate Blocking Gun Control Bill

Hollywood is disgusted by the Senate blocking gun control reform offered after the Orlando shooting, the largest mass shooting in United States history.

The Senate rejected four partisan gun measures that would keep guns out of the hands of terrorists on watch lists and make the background check system tighter.

Polls showed that 90 percent of Americans are in favor of these measures, but none of them passed. The amendment for background checks had a failed vote of 44 to 56 and the terrorist watch list one had a failed vote, 47 to 53.

Read what celebs like John Legend, Mia Farrow, Billy Eichner, Ilana Glazer, and more are saying.

Click inside to read more tweets from stars about the Senate’s actions…

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  • niagirl

    Of course they did nothing. If a bunch of babies didn’t move to do anything, they’re not gonna move when its a bunch of adults.

  • niagirl

    Of course they did nothing. If a bunch of babies didn’t move to do anything, they’re not gonna move when its a bunch of adults.

  • Ash

    Controlling guns is probably gonna fix a quarter of the problem and the senate is too greedy gonna even let that pass. On the other hand, we also need a refugee control bill to not allow more refugees with radical mindset entering our country.

  • Damian

    We already do extensive interviews and background checks on refugees, and the shooter in orlando was born in Brooklyn.

  • Casey C

    I don’t comprehend how you justify allowing guns to people on terrorist watch lists. because if they got a gun and killed people, all the politicians would be bleating on about how bad terrorists are but they allowed them the guns…how the hell do people on terrorist watch lists have the right to weapons??

  • Gina

    Disgusting.

  • Curt Noydb

    Apparently they didn’t too much with Omar Matten. Too PC to say no?

  • Curt Noydb

    Quit whining John. Now we know why you can hit those higlh notes. You helped spread the myths and lies surrounding Saint Michael Brown. You have no credibility> Why didn’t obama and the Left do it when they controlled the House and the Senate?

  • Damian

    Omar Matten was not an refugee he was born in Brooklyn NY. But he was on the watch list but because of the NRA written laws he could legally by a gun, and because of the cowards in congress unwillingness to stand up to the NRA the next Omar Matten will also be able to legally buy guns.

  • Curt Noydb

    its called PC.Politics. Ask obammy

  • Ash

    Well it’s not enough and yes I know he was from Brooklyn and I didn’t mean him when I said refugees. The problem is they share the same values and mindset (for the radicals just like him) so it is better safe than sorry.

  • Sheila Knudson
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    These celebrities, including celebrity politicians, are guest “citizens” of America. The Americans don’t care what these temporary homeless think. The Americans still own and run America, remember, JJ, and they have their own agenda. Citizens, aka guests, may as well put up and shut up, or GET OUT, GO HOME AND NEVER, EVER COME BACK!!

  • Ausangel01

    These left wing celebs are morons. Did they actually read what the proposed bill said? Did they read the details? And do they realise that it was actually the DEMOCRATS that voted against making the changes not the GOP?!?

  • Damian

    First off as usual those in the rightwing/foxnews bubble are only presenting the half of the story that supports their narrative. Their were 4 bills put up 2 from republicans and 2 from democrats. And the voting went pretty much down party lines, with the republicans voting down the democrats bills and vise versa. So they are equally to blame. As could be expected the bills from the party supported by the NRA where weaker and harder to implement, giving the AG only 72 hours to investigate and requiring a level of intent and evidence enough to actually detain the suspect. Much more than what is needed for the no fly list.

  • Ausangel01

    I was talking about the bill these “celebs” were lashing out at. Not all four.

    If the Govt. is already investigating them then they should have enough prelim evidence to at least present to the Judge and if more is required then that should be accessible within the 72 hrs. The problem is there are a lot of people on these watch lists that shouldn’t be and if you try to limit their access you’re walking all over their constitutional rights.

    I don’t think actual terrorists should be able to legally purchase weapons, nobody does, but you have to have the facts and evidence to back up taking away legal rights and prove why they’re on these lists in the first place.

    And just because I have a differing opinion doesn’t mean I live in a right-wing bubble. I watch and read all sides and then form my own opinions thank you very much.

  • Damian

    My comment in regards to the bubble was in response to your statement that it was the Dems and not the GOP that was to blame, the fact is the complaints from Celebs were on all the bills being shot down and both parties are to blame. The Second amendment is something that needs revisiting as it has been twisted from it’s original intent as stated in letters written by Washington, it’s purpose was to allow for a well formed militia to be used by the government to stop insurrection and rebellion shortly after the formation of the country, like Shays’ Rebellion of 1786. It has since been twisted to mean every idiot has the right to his own arsenal. The Framers were brilliant men but they could not have foreseen the destructive capability of modern firearms. Had the Orlando shooter been armed with the weapons of the time the second amendment was written the he would have gotten off one shot and then been taken down before he could reload. So you can buy all the flintlock muzzle loaders you want but lets ban the assault rifles and high capacity mags.