Celebrities Urge Action Against Gun Violence
Artists have joined the effort to Demand A Plan and recorded a powerful, personal message. Part of a campaign of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the group hopes to end gun violence. The group’s mission is summarized as:
But we can prevent future tragedies by passing common sense legislation that will:
- Require a criminal background check for every gun sold in America
- Ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines
- Make gun trafficking a federal crime, including real penalties for “straw purchasers”
Demand that your members of Congress and the president support these legislative priorities.
The very large group of celebrities in the video features many familiar faces. A (nearly) complete list includes: Jamie Foxx, Jason Bateman, Julie Louis-Dreyfus, Paul Rudd, Michelle Williams, Beyonce, Amy Poehler, Jeremy Renner, Amanda Peet, Jon Hamm, Carla Gugino, Jessica Alba, Reese Witherspoon, Rashida Jones, Will Ferrell, Sarah Silverman, Aziz Ansari, John Legend, Olivia Munn, Kathryn Hahn, Ellen DeGeneres, Jennifer Westfeldt, Julianne Moore, Busy Phillips, Jennifer Garner, Carmello Anthony, John Slattery, Nick Offerman, Megan Mullaly, Selena Gomez, Anna Deavere Smith, Chris Rock, Cameron Diaz, Courteney Cox, Christina Applegate, Zooey Deschanel, Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo, Kate Hudson, Adam Scott, Jennifer Aniston, Debra Messing, Rich Eisen, Elizabeth Banks, Gwyneth Paltrow, Peter Dinklage, Brooke Shields, Aubrey Plaza, Joel McHale, Kristen Bell, and Conan O’Brien.
This is a serious message, but we can’t pass on questioning what is going on with Steve Carell’s hair. Anyone?