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Nearly 200 Celebrities Sign Billboard's Open Letter to Congress for Gun Control

Nearly 200 Celebrities Sign Billboard's Open Letter to Congress for Gun Control

Nearly 200 artists have signed an open letter from Billboard, urging Congress to stop gun violence.

The “Open Letter to Congress” says, “We call on Congress to do more to prevent the gun violence that kills more than 90 Americans every day and injures hundreds more, including: Require a background check for every gun sale, [and] block suspected terrorists from buying guns. Billboard and the undersigned implore you—the people who are elected to represent us—to close the deadly loopholes that put the lives of so many music fans, and all of us, at risk.”

Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, Adam Lambert, Meghan Trainor, Calvin Harris, Jennifer Lopez, Cher, Joe Jonas, Kesha, Barbra Streisand, Common, Zayn Malik, Alicia Keys, Sia, Paul McCartney, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Billy Joel, Shakira, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Dixie Chicks, DJ Khaled, Ellen DeGeneres, and more have signed.

See some of the signatures below, and read more over at Billboard.com.

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  • devvv

    Actual politicians have been calling for gun control for decades now. What do these “nearly 200 celebrites” (many of which aren’t even US citizens) think they’re going to accomplish? Conservatives aren’t going to see Joe Jonas and Lady Gaga’s names and magically change their minds.

  • xyz

    How about a sit-in at the White House and Pentagon/CIA against staging mass shootings to justify gun control?

  • PirateGurl

    USA is the best place in the world to live and we don’t need the likes of Sir Paul telling us how to run our country. Clean up your own backyard, Europe is a mess.

  • Jakki Kimball

    Billboard should direct this NOT at Congress, but at the black communities who continue on a daily basis to use ILLEGALLY obtained guns, to kill their own.

    The FACT is, there is NO LAW on the books currently, that would have prevented the terrorist attack in Orlando. Mateen’s co-workers and employers reported him several times to the FBI and other agencies. They did their “investigations” and decided basically that those who were reporting Mateen, just had a problem with Muslims… So, in effect our own Department of Justice (Loretta Lynch) allowed Mateen to purchase those guns LEGALLY. The DoJ, put those guns and ammo in his hands.

    That said, make no mistake, had he not gotten those guns legally with the help of this government, he would have bought them illegally. Either way it was not legal guns themselves that caused this. It was this ineffectual government trying to be politically correct.

  • The Truth Hurts

    This has got to be one of the dumbest things I’ve ever seen and is just so laughable. It will make as much difference a single ice cube in a boiling pot of water. Unless these “Celebrities” work for the NRA, are funding there campaigns for reelection this is just a bunch of non sense only there to gather more press for them. Do these people really think politician care what they have to say when they don’t care what most of America has say? In recent polls over 80% of people here want gun control but they don’t care.

  • FrenchGirl

    They pay many taxes in USA when they perform here,tour,buy some homes in USA

  • devvv

    By choice. No one is forcing them to be here. Taxes, tours and homes don’t mean anything when you’re not a citizen and can’t even vote in elections.

  • Dave Giff

    lol…”celebrities”…smh

  • Angela Rollins
  • Another Marine Combat Veteran

    Your 80% figure is completely false. Stop watching CNN, MSNBC and the other Soros funded entities. Liberals are nothing more than Parrots with oral diarrhea.