- 15 Feb 18
Kim Kardashian leads celebs on Twitter demanding action from Congress after yet another shooting in America, leaving 17 dead.
17 people have been killed in the 18th shooting in 45 days of 2018 in the United States of America. A former student at Majory Stonemason Douglas High School in Parkland Florida, 48 kilometres north of Fort Lauderdale. The 19 year old alleged gunman, named as Nikolas Cruz, was expelled for unspecified disciplinary reasons earlier in the year, returned to his campus on February 14th with an AR-15 assault rifle. Wearing a gas mask, the gunman entered school grounds carrying the rifle, ammunition cartridges and smoke grenade, and proceeded to pull the fire alarm, prompting students and staff to pour from their classrooms into the hallway of the school where he began shooting.
The death toll which reached 17 has made it the third-worst school shooting in recent US history after the Virginia Tech and Sandy Hook attacks. Authorities at two nearby hospitals said they were treating 13 survivors for bullet wounds and other injuries, five of whom were listen in critical condition.
Kim Kardashian was just one of the celebrities not sending thoughts and prayers to Florida, instead she is calling on Congress to 'do your job.'
Other celebrities to call on the US government to put an end to gun violence included Reese Witherspoon, Mark Ruffalo, Mia Farrow, Britney Spears, Ellen De Generes, Stephen King and Elizabeth Banks.
Kardashian also retweeted a screenshot of an NRA tweet encouraging people to buy guns for their loved ones on Valentines Day, which was deleted shortly after the murder spree.
Stephen King put blame on President Donald Trump for ignoring the realities of the situation.