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Celebrities call for gun control after Newtown massacre

Actress Eva Longoria has called for gun control on Twitter. Photo: Ian West/PA Archive

A host of celebrities have taken to Twitter and called for stronger gun laws in America after the school massacre in Newtown.

Filmstars Susan Sarandon and Alec Baldwin and CNN's Piers Morgan all called for stricter measures on guns in the US in the wake of the tragic shooting in Connecticut.

Documentary maker Michael Moore made the strong statement that "America believes in killing", while actress Eva Longoria questioned how Adam Lanza had access to guns.

Musician Lenny Kravitz said "let love rule" and actress Goldie Hawn described herself as being "shattered" after the tragic event.

John Lennon and Yoko Ono's son Sean Lennon compared the number of deaths from guns in the UK and US and comedian Chris Rock dismissed the term "assault weapons".

Actor and comedian Dax Shepard said he would give up his guns to prevent more shootings in the future, media tycoon Rupert Murdoch called on the US to follow Australia's example and Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane said Congress need to honour the life of teacher Victoria Soto.