There simply has to be changed! HAVE TO BE!!’ LeBron James leads celebrity anger following Uvalde

LeBron James led the calls for action following the deaths of 18 children and a teacher at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24.

Many of those who tweeted in the initial aftermath were responding to initial reports that 14 children had been killed.

James wrote in a tweet: ‘There has to be change! HAVE TO BE!! Praying to the heavens above to all with kids these days in schools.’

In an earlier tweet, the Lakers star wrote: ‘My thoughts and prayers goes out to the families of love ones lost & injured at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, TX! Like when is enough enough man!!! These are kids and we keep putting them in harms way at school. Like seriously “AT SCHOOL” where it’s supposed to be the safest!’

LeBron James led the calls for action with this message

The Lakers star sent two messages of outrage following the shooting

The Lakers star sent two messages of outrage following the shooting

Chris Evans also called for gun reform.  The 'Capt America' has previously called for common sense gun reform

Chris Evans also called for gun reform. The ‘Capt America’ has previously called for common sense gun reform

Gun sense activist Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter was killed in the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, described himself as 'speechless' following the Uvalde shooting

Gun sense activist Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter was killed in the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, described himself as ‘speechless’ following the Uvalde shooting

Salvador Ramos, 18, a local high school student was named as the perpetrator of the attack by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. Abbott initially identified the suspect Salvador Roma.

Earlier that day, Ramos shot and killed his grandmother. The attack is one of the deadliest mass shootings in American history and the worst school shooting at an elementary school since the Sandy Hook massacre in 2012.

‘Captain America’ star Chris Evans tweeted: ‘F***ING ENOUGH!!!!’ Evans has previously called for ‘common sense reform’ with regard to guns in the past.

Just a few hours after the shooting, President Joe Biden ordered that all United States flags at government buildings and military bases worldwide be held at half-mast.

Salvador Ramos, 18, a local high school student was named as the perpetrator of the attack by Texas Gov.  Gregg Abbott

Salvador Ramos, 18, a local high school student was named as the perpetrator of the attack by Texas Gov. Gregg Abbott

Former US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said in a tweet that ‘Thoughts and prayers are not enough.’ She added: ‘After years of nothing else, we are becoming a nation of anguished screams. We simply need legislators willing to stop the scourge of gun violence in America that is murdering our children.’

Fellow Democrat and New Jersey Senator Cory Booker tweeted: ‘Children went to school today and were killed in a mass shooting. Another American community shattered by gun violence. Another round of thoughts and prayers. They’re hollow words if we continue to do nothing to end the violent, unrelenting, preventable shootings in our county.’

New York Governor Kathy Hochul said of the massacre: ‘I’m heartbroken for the victims of today’s horrific shooting in Texas. You should be able to go to school, and to church, and to the grocery store without needing to worry that you’re not going to come home. It’s past time to put an end to these needless tragedies.’

President Joe Biden has announced that US flags at government buildings and military bases will be held at half mast in the aftermath of the massacre

President Joe Biden has announced that US flags at government buildings and military bases will be held at half mast in the aftermath of the massacre

Authorities in Texas have not revealed a motive for the massacre

Authorities in Texas have not revealed a motive for the massacre

Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy tweeted in the immediate aftermath of the shooting: ‘Oh my god. I’m shaking. I’m just shaking all over. With fear. With anger. With solve.’

Later, Murphy appealed for legislation to address gun violence on the Senate floor asking his colleagues: ‘What are we doing?’

On the other side of the aisle, Texas Senator Ted Cruz said in a message: ‘Heidi & I are fervently lifting up in prayer the children and families in the horrific shooting in Uvalde. We are in close contact with local officials, but the precise details are still unfolding. Thank you to heroic law enforcement & first responders for acting so swiftly.’

Texas Senator Ted Cruz thanks first responders in his remarks on Twitter

Texas Senator Ted Cruz thanks first responders in his remarks on Twitter

New York Governor Kathy Hochul, who is up for reelection this November, tweeted about her 'heartbreak' following the shooting

New York Governor Kathy Hochul, who is up for reelection this November, tweeted about her ‘heartbreak’ following the shooting

Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy, a leading voice in the movement to prevent gun violence, made headlines with his pleas for change on the Senate floor following the shooting

Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy, a leading voice in the movement to prevent gun violence, made headlines with his pleas for change on the Senate floor following the shooting

Actress and activist Alyssa Milano called out Democratic Senators Krysten Sinema and Joe Manchin as well as Cruz for supposed action on progressive issues. Milano wrote: ‘F*** you, Ted Cruz. F*** Senator Manchin and Senator Sinema. How many children have to die?’

Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong chimed in saying: ‘America, we’re better than this. Deepest condolences to the families.’

In his message, Armstrong was retweeting former Miami, Austin and Houston police chief Art Acevedo who wrote: ’14 lives lost and we do nothing. It angers me to see so many elected officials on the right offer thoughts and prayers and easy gun access, and on the left too many coddling violent criminals. We need to address gun violence in a comprehensive manner, and we need to do it now.’

Former police chief Art Acevedo tweeted: '14 lives lost and we do nothing'

Former police chief Art Acevedo tweeted: ’14 lives lost and we do nothing’

Piers Morgan has been a critic of gun laws in the US since the Sandy Hook massacre in 2012

Piers Morgan has been a critic of gun laws in the US since the Sandy Hook massacre in 2012

Tennis superstar Andy Murray summed up his feelings on the shooting in a tweet

Tennis superstar Andy Murray summed up his feelings on the shooting in a tweet

Meanwhile talk show host and long time opponent of America’s gun laws, Piers Morgan, tweeted: ’14 schoolchildren and a teacher at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas have been shot dead by an 18-year-old gunman. Absolutely horrible. I don’t know what else to say about these endless US gun massacres – it’s for Americans to resolve but where is the will?’

Tennis superstar Andy Murray tweeted in reply to Morgan simply: ‘F*****g madness.’

A woman reacts outside the Ssgt Willie de Leon Civic Center, where students had been transported from Robb Elementary School after a shooting, in Uvalde

A woman reacts outside the Ssgt Willie de Leon Civic Center, where students had been transported from Robb Elementary School after a shooting, in Uvalde

Activist Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter Jaime, was killed in the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in 2018, tweeted: ‘I am speechless. Another school shooting. At least 2 dead, including children. Multiple injured.’

The founder Mom’s Demand Action for Gun Sense in America Shannon Watts tweeted: ‘According to the Governor of Texas, the gunman who killed at least 15 people in Uvalde is an 18-year-old who lives in the community. He had a handgun and may have been armed with a rifle, too. In 2021, Texas lawmakers lowered the age to carry a handgun to 18.’

Former United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara tweeted simply: ‘Goddamnit.’

MSNBC Contributor Sam Stein wrote: ‘Sorry, but this tragedy isn’t “unimaginable.” We saw ten people killed at a grocery store last week! We saw an elementary school shot up with 20 kids dead less than ten years ago. It’s very much imaginable now.’

Gun reform activist Shannon Watts tweeted about changes in Texas law that allowed 18 year old people to carry handguns

Gun reform activist Shannon Watts tweeted about changes in Texas law that allowed 18 year old people to carry handguns

MSNBC talking head Sam Stein said tweeted that: 'This tragedy isn't 'unimaginable.'

MSNBC talking head Sam Stein said tweeted that: ‘This tragedy isn’t ‘unimaginable.’

Former WWE superstar Mick Foley tweeted about the shooting

Former WWE superstar Mick Foley tweeted about the shooting

Amanda Gorman who spoke out President Biden's inauguration called the lack of gun reform 'insanity' and 'inhumanity'

Amanda Gorman who spoke out President Biden’s inauguration called the lack of gun reform ‘insanity’ and ‘inhumanity’

Poet Amanda Gorman, who read her work ‘The Hill We Climb,’ at President Joe Biden’s inauguration in January 2021 tweeted: ‘It takes a monster to kill children. But to watch monsters kill children again and again and do nothing isn’t just insanity—it’s inhumanity.’

Former Washington NFL star expressed his feeling saying: 'How many innocent kids' lives need to be lost or put in danger?'

Former Washington NFL star expressed his feeling saying: ‘How many innocent kids’ lives need to be lost or put in danger?’

Actress Mia Farrow tweeted a video of Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy pleading for gun reform

Actress Mia Farrow tweeted a video of Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy pleading for gun reform

Former NFL star RGIII tweeted: ‘A deadly shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas happened today. How many innocent kids’ lives need to be lost or put in danger for us as a country to change our approach to guns? How many people have to die for our country to realize WE HAVE A GUN PROBLEM?’

Actress Mia Farrow said about the shooting: ‘Politicians make a CHOICE to do NOTHING to protect our children, our neighbors, us. We have more mass shootings than days in the year. This doesn’t happen in other countries. What are we doing?’

Former WWE World Champion Mick Foley tweeted: ‘I just heard the news about the shooting in Texas. Devastated. When is enough, enough?’

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