Lady Gaga, John Mayer, The Chainsmokers & More Demand Gun Control Following Las Vegas Shooting

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Ariana Grande, Moby and Fletcher are also among those speaking up.

Lady Gaga, John Mayer, The Chainsmokers and a host of other musicians across genres have taken to social media to demand stricter gun control laws in the United States in the wake of the deadly shooting in Las Vegas that left at least 58 dead and more than 500 injured Sunday.

The shooter has been identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock. He opened fire at the crowd of Route 91 Harvest Festival from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort Hotel and Casino. Following the incident, he was found dead by police in his room.

While, many musicians have shared their thoughts and urged people to donate blood or funds to the victims of and families effected by this tragedy, others have taken things further to state this country’s legislature should be moved to act.

Read their opinions below.

This is terrorism plain and simple. Terror bares no race, gender or religion. Democrats & Republicans please unite now #guncontrol —-

– xoxo, Gaga (@ladygaga) October 2, 2017

Prayers are important but @SpeakerRyan @realDonaldTrump blood is on the hands of those who have power to legislate. #GunControl act quickly. https://t.co/bXZQ7enuEp

– xoxo, Gaga (@ladygaga) October 2, 2017

My heart is breaking for Las Vegas. We need love, unity, peace, gun control & for people to look at this & call this what it is = terrorism.

– Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) October 2, 2017

There’s a catch-22 at play here: speak too soon and you’re callous, speak too late and you’re hung up.

– John Mayer (@JohnMayer) October 2, 2017

1) (THREAD) I’m going to state my thoughts without the words “gun control” “assault rifles” and others that stoke reflexive debate.

– John Mayer (@JohnMayer) October 2, 2017

2) I’m a logic and reason guy. I like to remove emotion (impossible today) and look at an issue in a theoretical vacuum to make sense of it.

– John Mayer (@JohnMayer) October 2, 2017

3) Lawmakers and influencers: if you’re not doing everything in your power to at least *reassess* the threat of mass murder,

– John Mayer (@JohnMayer) October 2, 2017

4) why can’t you come out and tell us that this is the life we’re going to have to accept? That these are the new terms?

– John Mayer (@JohnMayer) October 2, 2017

5) That it’s a fact of modern day life that from time to time we’ll lose dozens of people in seconds? That daily life is a lottery system?

– John Mayer (@JohnMayer) October 2, 2017

6) And if you can’t say that, if it’s just too cold and brutal a thought to bear, then isn’t that proof you haven’t solved the problem yet?

– John Mayer (@JohnMayer) October 2, 2017

7) If you’re not at least trying to fix this, you’re effectively telling the country in your (in)actions that this somehow acceptable.

– John Mayer (@JohnMayer) October 2, 2017

8) There’s two moralities: morality identity and morality-in-action. Our greater moral identity doesn’t match our actions so far.

– John Mayer (@JohnMayer) October 2, 2017

9) If you’re not open minded to solving this, you’re morally surrendering us all to a very certain fate. There is no in between here.

– John Mayer (@JohnMayer) October 2, 2017

10) **Please use the energy normally allotted to fighting this argument to rethinking this problem.** Unless you don’t think there is one…

– John Mayer (@JohnMayer) October 2, 2017

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