LeBron James led calls for action after the deaths of 18 children and a teacher at Robb Elementary School in Ovaldi, Texas, on May 24.
Many of those who tweeted in the wake of the initial events were responding to initial reports that 14 children had been killed.
James tweeted: “There has to be a change! It has to be!! Praying to the heavens above for everyone with the kids these days in schools.
In a previous tweet, the Lakers star wrote: “My thoughts and prayers to the families of the lovers who were lost and injured at Robb Elementary School in Ovaldi, Texas! Like when a man is enough!!! These are children and we continue to harm them at school. Like “AT SCHOOL” seriously as it’s supposed to be the safest!
LeBron James led calls to act with this message
Lakers star sent two letters of anger after shooting
Chris Evans also advocated gun repair. “Capt America” has previously advocated a reform of common sense for guns
Activist Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter was killed in the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, described himself as “speechless” after the Ovaldi shooting
Salvador Ramos, 18, a local high school student has been named as the perpetrator of the attack by Texas Governor Greg Abbott. Abbott initially identified the suspect Salvador Rome.
Earlier that day, Ramos had shot and killed his grandmother. The attack is one of the deadliest mass shootings in American history and the worst elementary school shooting since the Sandy Hook massacre in 2012.
‘Captain America’ star Chris Evans tweeted: “Awesome enough!!!!” Evans previously called for a “common sense reform” regarding guns in the past.
A few hours after the shooting, President Joe Biden ordered that all US flags in government buildings and military bases around the world be half-masted.
Salvador Ramos, 18, a local high school student has been named as the perpetrator of the attack by Texas Governor Greg Abbott
“Thoughts and prayers are not enough,” former US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said in a tweet. She added: ‘After years of anything else, we have become a nation of mournful cries. We simply need legislators willing to stop the scourge of gun violence in America that is killing our children.
Fellow Democrat and New Jersey Senator Cory Booker wrote on Twitter: “Children went to school today and were killed in a mass shooting. Another American community devastated by gun violence. Another round of thoughts and prayers. It’s hollow words if we continue to do nothing to end The relentless and preventable violent shootings in our county.
New York Gov. Cathy Hochhol said of the massacre: “I grieve for the victims of today’s horrific shooting in Texas. You should be able to go to school, church and the grocery store without having to worry that you won’t come home. It’s time to put an end to these tragedies that Unnecessary.
President Joe Biden announced that American flags on government buildings and military bases would be raised at half mast in the wake of the massacre.
Texas authorities have not revealed the motive behind the massacre
In the immediate aftermath of the shooting, Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy tweeted: “Oh my God. I’m shaking. I’m just shivering all over. With fear. Anger. With determination.”
Later, Murphy pleaded for legislation to address gun violence in the Senate and asked his colleagues, “What do we do?”
On the other side of the aisle, Texas Senator Ted Cruz said in a message, “Heidi and I offer prayers for the children and families of the horrific shooting in Ovaldi.” We are in close contact with local officials, but the finer details are still unfolding. Thanks to Heroic Law Enforcement and the first responders for their quick action. ‘
Texas Senator Ted Cruz thanked first responders in his comments on Twitter
New York Governor Cathy Hochhol, who will be re-elected in November, tweeted her ‘heartbreak’ after the shooting.
Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy, a leading voice in the gun violence prevention movement, made headlines with his pleas for change on the Senate floor after the shooting
Actress and activist Alyssa Milano summoned Democratic Senators Kristen Sinema and Joe Manchin as well as Cruz for what they are supposed to be working on progressive issues. Milano wrote: “Fuck you, Ted Cruz. F*** Senator Manchin and Senator Cinema. How many children must die?
Cyclist Lance Armstrong said, “America, we’re better than this. My deepest condolences to the families.”
In his message, Armstrong was retweeting former Miami, Austin and Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo who wrote: ’14 people went missing and we did nothing. It infuriates me to see so many elected officials on the right offering ideas, prayers and easy access to guns, and so many on the left being so pampered with violent criminals. We need to address gun violence in a comprehensive way, and we have to do it now.
Former Police Chief Art Acevedo tweeted: ‘We lost 14 people and did nothing’
Piers Morgan has been a critic of US gun laws since the Sandy Hook massacre in 2012
Tennis star Andy Murray summed up his feelings about the shooting in a tweet
Meanwhile, Piers Morgan, a longtime talk show host and opponent of US gun laws, tweeted: “14 students and teachers were killed at an elementary school in Ovaldi, Texas, by an 18-year-old gunman. Too awful. I don’t know what to say about the endless American weapons massacres – Americans must solve them but where is the will?
Tennis star Andy Murray tweeted in response to Morgan simply: “Fantastic madness.”
A woman interacts outside the Ssgt Willie de Leon Civic Center, where students are taken from Robb Elementary School after a shooting, in Uvalde
Activist Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter Jaime was killed in the 2018 Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, tweeted: ‘I’m speechless. Another school shooting. At least two dead, including children. Several wounded.
The founder of Mom’s Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Shannon Watts, tweeted: “According to the Texas governor, the gunman who killed at least 15 people in Uvalde is 18 years old and lives in the community. He had a pistol and was probably armed with a shotgun as well. In 2021, Texas lawmakers lowered the age to carry a handgun to 18.’
Former United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara tweeted simply: “Damn you.”
MSNBC contributor Sam Stein wrote, “Sorry, but this tragedy is not ‘unimaginable.’ We saw ten people killed in a grocery store last week! We saw an elementary school where 20 children were killed less than ten years ago. It’s a lot more imaginable now.” .
Firearms reform activist Shannon Watts tweeted about changes to Texas law that allowed 18-year-olds to carry handguns
“This tragedy is not ‘imaginable,'” Sam Stein, MSNBC’s head of talk, said in a tweet.
Former WWE Superstar Mick Foley tweeted about the shooting
Amanda Gorman, who spoke on President Biden’s inauguration, called the lack of gun reform “crazy” and “inhumane.”
Poet Amanda Gorman, who read her book “The Hill We Climb” at President Joe Biden’s inauguration in January 2021, tweeted: “It takes a monster to kill children. But watching monsters kill children over and over and do nothing isn’t just crazy — it’s inhumane.”
The former Washington NFL star expressed his sentiment: “How many innocent children’s lives should be lost or put at risk?”
Actress Mia Farrow tweeted a video of Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy asking for a gun repair
Former NFL star RGIII tweeted: “A fatal shooting occurred at Robb Elementary School in Ovaldi, Texas today. How many innocent child lives would have to be lost or endangered for us as a country to change our approach to guns? How many people would have to die for our country to realize we have a gun problem?
Actress Mia Farrow said of the shootings: ‘Politicians choose to do nothing to protect our children, our neighbors and us. We have more mass shootings than during the year. It doesn’t happen in other countries. What do we do?’
Former WWE World Champion Mick Foley tweeted: “I just heard the news of the Texas shooting. Destroyed. When is this enough?