In the wake of the tragic mass shooting in Maine that claimed the lives of 18 individuals, a number of Hollywood actors, sports stars, and politicians have expressed their views on the matter, calling for action and stricter gun control measures.
Following the Sacramento Kings’ victory over the Utah Jazz, Kings head coach Mike Brown was deeply affected by the news and took the opportunity to address the press. Brown, visibly shaken, stated, “I don’t even want to talk about basketball. We won the game, but if we can’t find a solution to this problem, it’s over for our country. This tragedy keeps happening, and we need to do something about it.”
George Takei, known for his role in Star Trek, took to X, formerly known as Twitter, to criticize Republicans in Congress. He pointed out that some members of the party wear AR-15 pins, insinuating that they are not actively working towards a solution but rather enabling gun violence.
Actress Mia Farrow supported California Governor Gavin Newsom’s call for gun control in Maine, emphasizing the need for immediate action to prevent future tragedies. Farrow reposted Newsom’s statement, which called for constitutional amendments to address the issue.
On the other hand, conservative actor Kevin Sorbo offered a contrasting perspective. He blamed the justice system, arguing that the suspect had made threats prior to the shooting and was still released. Sorbo expressed his frustration, stating, “Our justice system sucks.”
As the search for the suspect, U.S. Army reservist Robert Card, continues, the nation grapples with the tragedy and the ongoing debate surrounding gun control measures. It remains to be seen what actions will be taken to address this recurring issue.