Grande calls for gun control after Las Vegas concert massacre

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Los Angeles, Oct 3 (IANS) Singer Ariana Grande, whose concert in Manchester was interrupted by a suicide bomber in May, has pleaded for gun control following the mass shooting at a Las Vegas country music concert.

The songstress took to Twitter on Monday to condemn the incident that happened on Sunday night, reports people.com.

She posted: “My heart is breaking for Las Vegas. We need love, unity, peace, gun control and for people to look at this, and call this what it is terrorism.”

The death toll from the mass shooting at a Las Vegas country music concert has increased to 59, while 527 others were injured.

Stephen Paddock, 64, opened fire with automatic weapons on some 22,000 people at the Route 91 Harvest concert from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on Sunday at around 10.30 p.m. Paddock killed himself as special response team officers broke into the hotel room.

Grande found herself at the center of tragedy on May 22 of this year, when an improvised explosive device was detonated outside of her concert at the Manchester Arena, killing 23 people and injuring 250.

According to people.com, the shooting started just as singer Jason Aldean began his closing show before an audience of 22,000 people. Videos posted on social media show Aldean singing as very rapid gunfire begins in the background.

Many of America’s most influential celebrities like Lady Gaga, Amy Schumer, Billy Eichner, Lena Dunham, Mia Farrow, Ben Platt, Julianne Moore, Jessica Chastain, John Legend and Kim Kardashian West are using their social media platforms to push for change and plead for gun control.

Lady Gaga posted: “This is terrorism plain and simple. Terror bares no race, gender or religion. Democrats and Republicans please unite now #guncontrol”; Dunham also said that “gun control is the only answer to a question we shouldn’t even be asking”.

–IANS

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