Stars React To President Obama’s Executive Order To Prevent Gun Violence – See Celebrity Reactions

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Stars React Obama Gun Violence Order

By Andrew Shuster

Stars React Obama Gun Violence Order

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President Barack Obama issued an executive order on Tuesday to help prevent gun violence by calling for stricter background checks on people purchasing firearms. Stars are now reacting to the President’s action. See celebrity reactions below.

Julianne Moore, who’s been a very vocal advocate for gun violence prevention, tweeted, “Thank you @POTUS for stepping up and taking action when Congress won’t. #StopGunViolence.” Elizabeth Banks wrote, “Thank you @POTUS for a dash of common sense on guns.” And Amy Schumer posted a link to an article by the Everytown For Gun Safety Council, and suggested, “Here are 7 actions you can take right now to help.” Both Sarah Silverman and Judd Apatow then retweeted Schumer’s message.

Alicia Silverstone pointed out, “FACT: Each year, more than 30,000 American lives are cut short by guns. It’s time to #StopGunViolence.” Russell Simmons expressed, “Thank you President Obama for your courageous leadership. Our communities are in desperate need to #StopGunViolence.” Meanwhile, Rosie Perez quoted a line from Obama’s speech, writing, “We can find ways to reduce gun violence consistent with the Second Amendment.” And Melissa Joan Hart tweeted, “It’s a good day!! #chooselove Today @POTUS took historic action to help #StopGunViolence.”

Connie Britton expressed her gratitude, saying, “President Obama, thank you for your courage, integrity, and genuine commitment to the people of this country.” Kerry Washington shared a similar sentiment, writing, “Thank you @POTUS for taking these steps to make us ALL safer.”

Mark Ruffalo wrote, “@POTUS is taking steps to keep guns out of the wrong hands through background checks. And Stephen King tweeted, “God bless President Obama for saying no one wants to repeal the 2nd Amendment, just put small measures in place to lessen the carnage.”

Gossip Cop will update as more stars react to President Obama’s executive order to help prevent gun violence.

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