Wednesday's horrific school shooting in Parkland, Florida, which has now left 17 students and adults from a local high school killed, is now being regarded as one of the deadliest school shootings in modern American history.
President Donald Trump gave remarks in the aftermath of the shooting and arrest of the gunman that largely rested on topics of school safety, while neglecting to provide a feasible plan for gun control.
Despite the lack of support from the executive branch of government, there is much support and grief coming from an outraged public and countless notable figures.
We've rounded up some sentiments posted on Twitter.
Our leaders need to lead. Stand up to the gun lobby and do what's right to keep our children safe from gun violence.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) February 15, 2018
WHEN WILL IT BE ENOUGH?! GUN CONTROL IS NEEDED NOW. WE ARE ALL FUCKING TIRED &HEARTBROKEN FOR MORE INNOCENT LIVES LOST. IM SO SORRY THAT OUR COUNTRY CANT HELP TO PROTECT US. &I AM SO DEEPLY SICKENED THAT PEOPLE CANT STAND UP & SHOUT THAT ASSAULT RIFLES SHOULD NOT BE ACCESSIBLE.
— Lucy Hale (@lucyhale) February 15, 2018
Horrific school shooting in Florida.
What happens next?
-NRA goes silent
-Politicians tweet "Thoughts & prayers"
— jordan (@JordanUhl) February 14, 2018
So do something. https://t.co/g6DuuNBaRI
— jim jefferies (@jimjefferies) February 15, 2018
No words, no actions, no laws are enough until we end this epidemic of school shootings in our country. My heart is with the students and parents of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) February 14, 2018
We owe it to our children and our teachers to keep them safe while at school. Prayers won't do this: action will. Congress, please do your job and protect Americans from senseless gun violence
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) February 15, 2018
Heartbroken over the news of another school shooting. This is the 18th in 45 days of 2018. Students & teachers shouldn't have to fear for their safety. We must do more to prevent these senseless acts of gun violence. My heart is w/ the people in Parkland, FL. Enough is enough.
— Reese Witherspoon (@RWitherspoon) February 15, 2018
Prayers without accordant action are silent lies told to oneself, heard by no God, amounting to nothing. Action is the language of truth, the prayers of the Saints.
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) February 14, 2018
We have to elect candidates that are not funded by the NRA in November. We have an opportunity to elect candidates who won’t allow kids to go to school and get shot. It is disgusting how many times this has happened and Republicans do nothing. You all have blood on your hands.
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) February 14, 2018
Sir, we need more than prayers and condolences. We need rational gun legislation https://t.co/LQjTRh3VgZ
— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) February 14, 2018
Like thousands in South Florida, we sent the boys to school in Broward County this morning... there are no words to describe the despair, horror & anger. This does not have to be our collective reality. How many more? How many children must not make it home?
— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) February 14, 2018
Just heard the tragic news about Florida. My heart breaks for the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Keeping the victims and their families in my thoughts #PrayForParkland pic.twitter.com/pNZRuBVo2T
— Britney Spears (@britneyspears) February 15, 2018
— Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) February 15, 2018
If people can blame drug dealers for the drug problem then we can blame the @NRA for the mass shooting problem.
— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) February 14, 2018
I hate guns. I hate people’s defense of guns. I hate the NRA. I hate watching kids filing out of another school, terrified. I hate that their friends are dead. I hate that it will happen again soon. And I hate that nothing will be done. What a fucking mess #Broward #guncontrol
— Eric McCormack (@EricMcCormack) February 14, 2018