Politicians, celebrities and activists alike reacted to the third mass shooting to hit the US in simply over two weeks — this time claiming four lives, together with a baby, in a Los Angeles suburb.
Actress Alyssa Milano directed her outrage at President Biden as she referred to as for stricter gun controls.
“@POTUS, you ran on a platform of gun violence prevention. You gained,” the 48-year-old activist stated in a tweet.
“I perceive you need Congress to act, however till we reform the filibuster, nothing goes to move within the Senate. Gun violence is a nationwide well being disaster,” Milano added.
Shannon Watts, founding father of Mothers Demand Motion for Gun Sense in America, stated: “We’re the one excessive earnings nation the place ‘getting again to regular’ after a pandemic means shootings resume in locations the place folks must be protected.”
She famous that the rampage in Orange County was the ninth mass shooting in 2021 and the sixth this month.
“However regardless of COVID lockdowns, 2020 was one of many deadliest years on file with an estimated 19,300 folks killed in gun homicides or non-suicide-related shootings — a 25% improve over 2019,” Watts stated in one other tweet.
“Over 100 folks in America are shot and killed day-after-day and over 230 are wounded,” she stated.
“Mass shootings are the tip of the iceberg of this nation’s gun violence disaster. Over 99% of gun deaths within the US are day by day gun homicides and suicides. And extra weapons than ever earlier than – possible 50 million – have been bought within the final yr alone. Inform your Senators to act. Now,” Watts added.
Julian Castro, a former Democratic presidential candidate from Texas, additionally reacted to the shooting.
“That is the 14th mass shooting within the final week alone. We should finish the filibuster, move gun security laws, and finish this violence,” wrote Castro, who served as secretary of the Division of Housing and City Growth throughout Barack Obama’s presidency.
Bernice King, the youngest baby of slain civil rights chief Martin Luther King Jr., shared a quote from her father: “We’d like leaders not in love with cash however in love with justice. Not in love with publicity, however with humanity.”
YouTuber and singer Rebecca Black, 23, wrote: “orange is house to so many individuals I really like and cherish. I can’t think about the ache the victims’ households are going via. take motion.”
Democratic US Rep. Katie Porter of California wrote in a tweet: “I’m deeply saddened by experiences of a mass shooting in Orange County, and I’m persevering with to hold victims and their family members in my ideas as we proceed to be taught extra. My staff and I’ll proceed to monitor the scenario carefully.”
Gov. Gavin Newsom condemned the violence and expressed his assist for the victims’ households.
“Horrifying and heartbreaking. Our hearts are with the households impacted by this horrible tragedy tonight,” he stated on Twitter.
Four folks, together with a baby, have been shot and killed Wednesday night at an workplace constructing in Orange County, police stated. The alleged gunman was critically injured.
The rampage comes after two different high-profile mass shootings throughout the final month.
On March 22, 10 folks have been killed in a shooting at a grocery retailer in Boulder, Colorado, lower than every week after a person shot and killed eight folks, together with six girls of Asian descent, at spas close to Atlanta.