Social media reacts to Las Vegas shooting by demanding stricter gun laws

Gun control advocates demanded stricter gun laws following a shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas on Sunday October 1.

Using the hashtag #GunControlNow, gun control advocates took to Twitter to raise awareness about gun violence and the need for more control on firearms.

my heart is broken. we NEED stricter gun control laws. how many innocents need to die before we realize there is a problem? #GunControlNow— aidan (@aidan) October 2, 2017

Deeply saddened by the senseless act of gun violence at Las Vegas this morning. 🙏 for the injured & the entire LV community. #GunControlNow— Joe Negan (@mynameisNegan) October 2, 2017

Politicians like Senator Elizabeth Warren and Hillary Clinton supported the cause by tweeting about the ravages of gun violence and the need for more control.

Tragedies like Las Vegas have happened too many times. We need to have the conversation about how to stop gun violence. We need it NOW.— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) October 2, 2017

The crowd fled at the sound of gunshots.

Imagine the deaths if the shooter had a silencer, which the NRA wants to make easier to get.— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 2, 2017

People also showed solidarity with those affected by the shooting and advocated for stricter gun laws by using the hashtag #PRAYERSFORVEGAS and #PrayingforVegas.

Concerts are a place to get away and get lost in music, no one should have to worry that something like this would happen #PrayingforVegas— Matt LeDonne (@MattLeDonne) October 2, 2017

sad that people won’t be able to go anywhere, without fear, thinking something like this can happen again. smh. #PrayingforVegas— lizzey 🖤 (@liizzey_) October 2, 2017

my heart is in a million pieces tonight. Las Vegas shouldn’t be trending for this. #PRAYERSFORVEGAS ❤🤞🏽 pic.twitter.com/E6FHvZwGNj— Heather (@heaattheerr_) October 2, 2017
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