Celebrities condemn Senate for blocking gun control bill

Including "Breaking Bad" stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul


Prachi Gupta
April 19, 2013 1:30AM (UTC)

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.

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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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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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