Pelosi joins Muslim activist and others in calling for gun control following Florida shooting


The debate about gun control was renewed after the deadly school shooting in Florida on Wednesday. Leading the cries for gun control on Twitter were several politicians, activists and celebrities.

Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Cali.) wrote in part: “Congress has a moral responsibility to take common sense action to prevent the daily tragedy of gun violence in communities across America. #EnoughIsEnough.”

Gabrielle Giffords, who survived a shooting incident while she was an Arizona Congresswoman in 2012, wrote: “Our leaders must find the courage to escape the confines of their politics & pursue the moral necessity of peace & safety.”

Muslim activist Qasim Rashid went on a Twitter rant which began: “0 Muslim refugees have EVER killed an American. The Right calls to Ban All Muslim refugees. 1606 mass shootings since Sandy Hook. 0 reforms to gun laws.”

Rashid continued citing statistics, adding, “I’m furious that 17 kids are dead. Furious that if the shooter were Muslim or an immigrant—all Muslims & immigrants would be demonized.”

Others also voiced their opinions. Examples follow.

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