Michelle McLoughlin / Reuters
The horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., has left a grieving nation in shock after a man gunned down at 26 people Friday morning, including 20 children.
The massacre has once again fired up a charged debate about gun control and thrust it into the national spotlight as celebrities sound off on the hot-button issue—a collective burst of anger, disgust and frustration.
Susan Sarandon "How much more suffering & loss will it take before we better regulate the sale of arms in our country? Let @NRA know how you feel."
Michelle Branch: "Gun control people!!! My heart is breaking. As a parent this is my worst nightmare."
Mia Farrow "Gun control is no longer debatable- it's not a 'conversation'- It's a moral mandate."
Dax Shepard "I love guns. I have several, but I would gladly get rid of them if it would help prevent anything like this from happening again."
Ben Stiller "Shocked and saddened by what happened today in Connecticut. We have to stop the access to guns in our country."
Missi Pyle: "We should NOT STOP SCREAMING about this until we have better laws on GUN CONTROL. We have power. Lets DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS!"
Kourtney Kardashian: "If this tragedy doesn't change something in this country regarding guns...I just want to scream and cry. Deeply saddened. Praying."
Sarah Silverman "Band-Aids-on-Band-Aids @NRA people want MORE access to guns to combat all the people w access to guns."
Piers Morgan "This is now President Obama's biggest test - will he have the courage to stand up to the American gun lobby?"
Chrissy Teigen "it's too easy for a monster to get a gun. solution: NO ONE GETS GUNS. sorry if this is an inconvenience for your complete need to have one."
Michael Moore: "The way to honor these dead children is to demand strict gun control, free mental health care, and an end to violence as public policy."
John Stamos: "Soulless coward pulls trigger, children die, officials express regret and then what -we wait for the next shooting? how do we stop this?"
Questlove: "ok so....is now that time to have 'the conversation'?"
Rashida Jones: "Gun control is our only road to freedom. Freedom from the fear of senselessly losing children. I'm so saddened. WE NEED LAWS NOW...Gun loversare the first to remind you this should be a 'day of mourning'. How about we mourn & make it harder to get guns on the same day?...Thanks, gun lovers, for all your hateful tweets. Good reminder of another endemic nat'l issue:a lack of humanity, civility & accountability."
Flea: "No civilians should be allowed to have guns. none...and i dont thinkthe cops should have guns either...change the constitution...and makequality mental health care free...god blessthe children...in many countries the cops have no guns and they do perfectly fine...peace and love to all...heartbreaking...the depth of sadness."