Pop Stars Get Vocal About Gun Control

October 3, 2017 - 6:15am

John Mayer, The Chainsmokers and a host of other musicians across genres have taken to social media to demand stricter gun control laws in the United States in the wake of the deadly shooting in Las Vegas that left at least 58 dead and more than 500 injured Sunday.

While many musicians have shared their thoughts and urged people to donate blood or funds to the victims of and families affected by this tragedy, others have taken things further to state this country's legislature should be moved to act.

Mayer posted a series of tweets encouraging followers to put politics aside in order to have an open discussion on the impact guns have on our society - and what the role of firearms should be moving forward.

The Chainsmokers has found a second home in Vegas, with members Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall in the area when the shooting occurred, saying the news left them "totally devastated."

"Festivals are supposed to be fun safe places," The Chainsmokers wrote in an Instagram post. "The only solace at this moment is reading about the stories of bravery certain individuals showed to one another while the chaos transpired and reading about the incredible response of people around the country donating blood and helping in any way they can."

The duo also called for a change in policy in the hopes that stricter gun laws in the United States might help keep another tragedy like this from happening.