Sandy Hook Shooting: Celebrities Respond on Twitter

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The shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., left a nation in shock Friday afternoon after Adam Lanza gunned down 27 people, 20 of them children.

Hollywood Tweeted up a storm in response, sharing love, condolences, prayers and heartbreak, but also anger, disgust and frustration in many cases.

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The Connecticut school shooting has once again raised debate about gun control and thrust it into the spotlight, as some of their Twitter reactions show:

Demi Lovato: "Just in shock. WHAT is wrong with this world sometimes? Right before Christmas? My thoughts and prayers go out to Newton, CT."

Miley Cyrus: "Why does this happen? Why do bad things happen to such good people... Especially young ones. Sending blessings to CT."

Ian Somerhalder: "We are sad. Our hearts, thoughts & help are w/ you. Im so sorry to all affected by this. So sorry. May all the love in the world hug you in this time."

Kourtney Kardashian: "If this tragedy doesn't change something in this country regarding guns...I just want to scream and cry. Deeply saddened. Praying."

Kim Kardashian: "In total shock over the school shooting in Ct!... What has this world come to…These kids come to school to learn, never expecting this tragedy to happen. They didn't deserve this. Praying for everyone involved!"

Lindsay Lohan: "This is absolutely horrifying. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families in Newton, CT. So unbelievably sad."

Ashton Kutcher: "Overwhelming feelings of sadness for something so senseless. My heart goes out to those in Connecticut."

Jessica Alba: "This is just awful. My heart goes out 2 all affected... So sad."

Zooey Deschanel: "I am filled with sadness in the wake of the sandy hook school tragedy. My thoughts and prayers are with all in Newtown, Connecticut."

Blake Shelton: "Stand strong and stand united everyone... We are Americans and we are better than this. What a sad sad disgusting day this is...My heart is so heavy right now... I can't shake it off."

Kristin Chenoweth: "Our hearts are broken for you, Newtown."

Joe Jonas: "This is such sad news. Heart is broken for the children and their families."

Jordin Sparks: "Those precious children...I will never understand the evil in this world. On my knees praying for those families. I am in tears."

Susan Sarandon: "How much more suffering & loss will it take before we better regulate the sale of arms in our country? Let @NRA know how you feel."

Michelle Branch: "Gun control people!!! My heart is breaking. As a parent this is my worst nightmare."

Mia Farrow: "Gun control is no longer debatable- it's not a 'conversation'- It's a moral mandate."

Dax Shepard: "I love guns. I have several, but I would gladly get rid of them if it would help prevent anything like this from happening again."

Christina Applegate: "There are just no words. Only sorrow. We are all shedding tears today for those families."

Bethenny Frankel: "These poor parents probably have Christmas presents for these poor babies. I can't stop crying."

Maria Shriver: "My heart is breaking as this story unfolds. Let's start a #circleofprayer for the children and their families."

Jennifer Hudson: "Yal, we need to pray! This can't keep happening . My mama always said ' if u think you've seen it all just keep on living'."

Ashley Greene: "Some things are just bigger than me and impossible for me to understand. My thoughts and prayers are with the families in Connecticut."

Snoop Dogg: "Sending love 2 the families in Connecticut for their tragic loss. 2day I bow my head in sadness."

Josh Groban: "My heart is crushed with the news of this shooting."

Katharine McPhee: "I'm so saddened over the shootings in CT. In light of such an evil act, #PrayForNewton."

Kevin Bacon: "Just sick about the news from CT. Sending love to all those families."

Brooke Burke-Charvet: "Unfathomable news in Connecticut. I have no words. Holiday spirit just got sucked out of me. I'm sick.."

Lea Michele: "There are no words to express the sadness of this unthinkable tragedy. Sending my prayers to the families in Newton CT."

Ben Stiller: "Shocked and saddened by what happened today in Connecticut. We have to stop the access to guns in our country."

Missi Pyle: "We should NOT STOP SCREAMING about this until we have better laws on GUN CONTROL. We have power. Lets DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS!"

Sarah Silverman: "Band-Aids-on-Band-Aids @NRA people want MORE access to guns to combat all the people w access to guns."

Piers Morgan: "This is now President Obama's biggest test - will he have the courage to stand up to the American gun lobby?"

Chrissy Teigen: "it's too easy for a monster to get a gun. solution: NO ONE GETS GUNS. sorry if this is an inconvenience for your complete need to have one."

Michael Moore: "The way to honor these dead children is to demand strict gun control, free mental health care, and an end to violence as public policy."

John Stamos: "Soulless coward pulls trigger, children die, officials express regret and then what -we wait for the next shooting? how do we stop this?"

Questlove: "ok so....is now that time to have 'the conversation'?"

Rashida Jones: "Gun control is our only road to freedom. Freedom from the fear of senselessly losing children. I'm so saddened. WE NEED LAWS NOW...Gun loversare the first to remind you this should be a 'day of mourning'. How about we mourn & make it harder to get guns on the same day?...Thanks, gun lovers, for all your hateful tweets. Good reminder of another endemic nat'l issue:a lack of humanity, civility & accountability."

Flea: "No civilians should be allowed to have guns. none...and i dont thinkthe cops should have guns either...change the constitution...and makequality mental health care free...god blessthe children...in many countries the cops have no guns and they do perfectly fine...peace and love to all...heartbreaking...the depth of sadness."

What do you think: Time for major gun control legislation?

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Hey deserved to kill himself. this shooting was no hoax. The people saying it is are just plain dumb! This happened and now we all have to live with what happened. So people really need to accept what happened!

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I would say that i know your world goverment puppets work of this tragedy which is staged and no-one died in this event. There where paid actors acting by these died kids parents of the scene. This is a false-flag cover-up case.

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has to be better gun control

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Morgan Freeman's statement about these random shootings.... "You want to know why. This may sound cynical, but here's why. It's because of the way the media reports it. Flip on the news and watch how we treat the Batman theater shooter and the Oregon mall shooter like celebrities. Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris are household names, but do you kn
ow the name of a single victim of Columbine? Disturbed people who would otherwise just off themselves in their basements see the news and want to top it by doing something worse, and going out in a memorable way. Why a grade school? Why children? Because he'll be remembered as a horrible monster, instead of a sad nobody. CNN's article says that if the body count "holds up", this will rank as the second deadliest shooting behind Virginia Tech, as if statistics somehow make one shooting worse than another. Then they post a video interview of third-graders for all the details of what they saw and heard while the shootings were happening. Fox News has plastered the killer's face on all their reports for hours. Any articles or news stories yet that focus on the victims and ignore the killer's identity? None that I've seen yet. Because they don't sell. So congratulations, sensationalist media, you've just lit the fire for someone to top this and knock off a day care center or a maternity ward next. You can help by forgetting you ever read this man's name, and remembering the name of at least one victim. You can help by donating to mental health research instead of pointing to gun control as the problem."

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We should expect something unfortunate to happen because it is almost Christmas.

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Allowing him to run, typos suck, just like the President.

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To the anti-gun overpaid celebs, IF TEACHERS WERE ALLOWED TO CARRY CONCEALED WEAPONS, THE KILLER WOULD'VE BEEN TERMINATED AND MOST OF THE CHILDREN WOULD'VE BEEN SAVED. These same stupid celebs will vote for Obama for a 3rd term, when he signs an executive order letting him to run again. Entertain, that's what you get paid the excessive amounts for, keep your mouths closed unless you're doing dialogue or singing.

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@ allsaints45

Amen!!!!