Outraged Hollywood Calls for Gun Control Following Florida School Shooting

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Many in the industry demanded further regulation from Congress and President Donald Trump on Wednesday.

Kim Kardashian West, Mark Ruffalo and Amber Tamblyn were among the many celebrities who called for stricter laws on gun control following news of a shooting attack in Parkland, Florida, on Wednesday. 

A sheriff said 17 people had died in the shooting attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. Sheriff Scott Israel of Broward County said the 19-year-old suspect is in custody and that investigators are beginning to "dissect" what happened in the attack. He said the suspect, a former student, was previously expelled for disciplinary reasons.

"We owe it to our children and our teachers to keep them safe while at school. Prayers won't do this: action will. Congress, please do your job and protect Americans from senseless gun violence," Kardashian West wrote in response to the news.

Added Ruffalo, "Prayers without accordant action are silent lies told to oneself, heard by no God, amounting to nothing. Action is the language of truth, the prayers of the Saints."

Beau Willimon, embedding a tweet from President Donald Trump, wrote, "You want taxpayers to spend $25 billion for a wall that will do virtually nothing to keep us safer. Meanwhile you and your party take money from the @NRA to prevent common sense #guncontrol reforms that could actually save lives. Shame."

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