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Beyoncé, Rashida Jones, Carmelo Anthony and Others Rally Against Gun Violence

Beyoncé, Rashida Jones, Carmelo Anthony and Others Rally Against Gun Violence

Demand a Plan is a grassroots initiative urging Congress to pass tougher legislation.

Published December 27, 2012

After the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school, many have cried out against the inadequacy of current gun laws. In a new PSA from Demand A Plan, a group of celebrities have rallied against gun violence and are urging Congress to take a stance and devise a plan to end the senseless shootings. Beyoncé, Jamie Foxx, Rashida Jones, Carmelo Anthony, Victor Cruz, Chris Rock and John Legend are just some of the names taking part in the grassroots initiative.

The PSA starts with each celebrity naming a place where there's been a mass shooting across the country before repeating "Newtown" and then asking, "How many more?" Demand a Plan asks that we all take action so no more lists filled with the names of loved ones lost are created. They ask that legislation require criminal background checks for each gun sold, ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, and that gun trafficking is charged as a federal crime.

"For the children of Sandy Hook," Beyoncé says.

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(Photo: Courtesy Demand A Plan)

Written by Dorkys Ramos

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