Several celebrities took to Twitter to signal their discontent to politicians following the news of a shooting at a private Christian elementary school in Nashville, and demanded the need for stricter gun control laws.
A 28-year-old Nashville woman killed three children and three adult staff members at Covenant School before she was shot and killed by police, the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department said.
Nashville singer-songwriter Margo Price tweeted at Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and questioned his decision to pass the permitless gun carry bill, which allows anyone 21 or older to legally own a gun.
“4 dead so far in an elementary school shooting in Nashville this morning. Can I ask you@GovBillLeewhy you passed Permit Less Carry in 2021? Our kids are dying and getting shot at school, but you’re more concerned about drag queens than smart gun laws? You have blood on your hands,” she wrote.
Price was referring to Lee’s ban on gender-affirming health care for minors, along with a bill he signed, which limits drag shows in Tennessee. While the bill does not implicitly use the word “drag,” it prohibits drag performances by male or female impersonators who, as defined by the bill, provide entertainment that is “harmful to minors.”
Country singer Mickey Guyton joined the conversation, writing, “As a mother, I’m fucking pissed. Shame on all the politicians who agree to do nothing as children are killed every day in a place that is supposed to be their safe haven.”
Nathan Followill of Kings of Leon revealed that the shooting had occurred near his son’s school. He closed his emotional tweet with scathing words against Governor Bill Lee and the National Rifle Association.
“A school shooting just occurred near my children’s school. Multiple kids dead, but let’s make sure the gunman had his 2nd Amendment rights. Fuck you Bill Lee and fuck the NRA,” he tweeted.
Peter Frampton emphasized that the school was full of children between preschool and sixth grade. “Kids, babies!!! It’s the f***ing guns!” he tweeted.
Country singer Carly Pearce sent her condolences, writing, “Praying for these babies and their families.”
Katie Couric asked “When will it end?” in response to the news that three children, and at the time, two adults, had been pronounced dead.
Film director and producer Alex Gibney took on Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, writing, “just don’t pretend you are doing anything about the relentless killing of children by gunfire in this country.”
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