"Ready for dinner"
It’s been an especially bad week in America. Adding insult to injury, the Senate failed to pass a gun control measure expanding background checks — a bill that’s been highly anticipated since the Newtown massacre.
Celebrities took to Twitter to condemn the senators and NRA lobbyists who worked to shut down the bill.
Aaron Paul retweeted “Breaking Bad” cast member Bryan Cranston:
Background checks on gun purchases bill - fails, thanks to the fear mongering of the NRA and the cowardice of 46 senators. Shame on you— Bryan Cranston (@BryanCranston) April 18, 2013
Actress Elizabeth Banks tweeted a link to an article that shared the Twitter handles of the senators who voted to block the bill:
And many other celebs vocalized disappointment and anger and ridicule:
This is the most heinous, repulsive thing that has happened in #USSenate in decades. This will not stand. These cowards must go.— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) April 18, 2013
You'll have to pry my misfired gun from my cold dead half-hand— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) April 17, 2013
The U.S. senate just voted against expanding background checks for gun sales. What a pathetic, gutless bunch of cowards. #NewtownBetrayed— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) April 17, 2013
Absolutely fucking shameful Senate. Hear this, gun nuts: WE are the majority. 90% of the country disagrees with you. AND WE ARE NOT DONE.— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) April 17, 2013
Senate couldn't pass background check amendment for gun sales. So, maybe after the next gun massacre?— Kristen Schaal (@kristenschaaled) April 17, 2013
New low, congress. Unbelievable. I wish I could fire every senator who voted no.— Kristen Schaal (@kristenschaaled) April 17, 2013
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