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.

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If you don't change gun laws when 20 poor young kids are blown away with an assault weapon & high-capacity magazines - when DO you?

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How much more suffering & loss will it take before we better regulate the sale of arms in our country? Let @nra know how you feel.

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Now is the time for Obama to put his finger on the scale and do what is needed to limit access to semi-automatic weapons.

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.

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Yes we need gun laws & better mental health care. BUT even that won't stop the killings. Because, let's face it, America believes in killing

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How can a 20yr old with a history of mental problems have access to guns! #GunControl

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

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I appreciate our American rights but this is, again, why guns should go...

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Doesn't ONE child's life outweigh that right? Wouldn't you give it up to bring them back? Let love rule. Lenny

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A country that does nothing about gun control while witnessing the mass killings of innocent precious life, MUST wake up! Shattered.

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".

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In one year 39 fire arm deaths in UK, over 9400 in USA. Please let's pay attention to these numbers...

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There's no such thing as assault weapons .punching somebody in the face that's an assault. If this guy had assault wea… http://t.co/I3QvrU7e

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.

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I love guns. I have several, but I would gladly get rid of them if it would help prevent anything like this from happening again.

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Terrible news today. When will politicians find courage to ban automatic weapons? As in Oz after similar tragedy.

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It is a credit to the human race that heroic individuals like Victoria Soto still exist. Make it worth her while, Congress.