Celebrities condemn Senate for blocking gun control bill

Including "Breaking Bad" stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul

Published April 18, 2013 9:30PM (EDT)

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:

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Actress Elizabeth Banks tweeted a link to an article that shared the Twitter handles of the senators who voted to block the bill:

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And many other celebs vocalized disappointment and anger and ridicule:

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By Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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