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After Mass Shooting at Texas Church, Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Mariah Carey Spread Love, Call for Tougher Gun Control Laws

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Texas state troopers erect a barricade to control traffic near the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs after a fatal shooting on Nov. 5, 2017, in Sutherland Springs, Texas.

In the wake of a mass shooting at a church in the small South Texas community of Sutherland Springs on Sunday (Nov. 5), celebrities took to social media to express their sadness, outrage and calls for tougher U.S. gun laws.

At least 26 people, ranging in age from 5 to 72 years old, were killed in the deadliest mass shooting in the state's history, The Associated Press reported.

President Donald Trump commented on Twitter from a trip abroad, writing, "May God be w/ the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas. The FBI & law enforcement are on the scene. I am monitoring the situation from Japan."

Among the celebrities responding to the tragedy was <a href="/music/Lady-Gaga">Lady Gaga</a>, who wrote, "Prayers for #SanAntonio and all the families who are suffering the loss of loved ones. I'll pray also for #GunControl."

Country singer-songwriter <a href="/music/rosanne-cash">Rosanne Cash</a>, author Stephen King and actresses Mira Sorvino, Marich Carey and Patricia Arquette also used the platform to plea for peace and implore for gun control. Read their tweets and more below. 

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Prayers for <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SanAntonio?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#SanAntonio</a> and all the families who are suffering the loss of loved ones. I’ll pray also for <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GunControl?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#GunControl</a></p>&mdash; Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) <a href="https://twitter.com/ladygaga/status/927293643043590146?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 5, 2017</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">They were in a church that was full of prayers. They need a government who will enact common sense gun laws. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GunControlNow?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#GunControlNow</a> <a href="https://t.co/M1wTIe4G01">https://t.co/M1wTIe4G01</a></p>&mdash; rosanne cash (@rosannecash) <a href="https://twitter.com/rosannecash/status/927301812411039744?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 5, 2017</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I am praying for the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Sutherland?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Sutherland</a> victims &amp; their families, but also that Congress awakens to its sin of inaction in this carnage <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/guncontrol?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#guncontrol</a></p>&mdash; Mira Sorvino (@MiraSorvino) <a href="https://twitter.com/MiraSorvino/status/927299436677447680?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 5, 2017</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I don&#39;t care the shooters name, race, religion or political party. The only way to impact mass shootings is <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GunControl?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#GunControl</a></p>&mdash; Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) <a href="https://twitter.com/PattyArquette/status/927310001647087622?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 5, 2017</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">How many more have to die before we enact sane gun control laws?</p>&mdash; Stephen King (@StephenKing) <a href="https://twitter.com/StephenKing/status/927270287581868042?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 5, 2017</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Just nothing. No words. Numb. Again. May everyone affected in Texas rest in and find peace.</p>&mdash; josh groban (@joshgroban) <a href="https://twitter.com/joshgroban/status/927267629416448000?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 5, 2017</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">sending all our love to those in Texas affected by yet another senseless and heartbreaking shooting.</p>&mdash; Imagine Dragons (@Imaginedragons) <a href="https://twitter.com/Imaginedragons/status/927307019027144705?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 5, 2017</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">My heart breaks over the news coming out of Texas -- My prayers are with the Sutherland Springs community --</p>&mdash; Britney Spears (@britneyspears) <a href="https://twitter.com/britneyspears/status/927296364421271552?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 5, 2017</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">May God be w/ the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas. The FBI &amp; law enforcement are on the scene. I am monitoring the situation from Japan.</p>&mdash; Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/927265906086031363?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 5, 2017</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I am absolutely heartbroken over the shooting today in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SutherlandSprings?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#SutherlandSprings</a> Texas. -- <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/PrayForTexas?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#PrayForTexas</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/EnoughIsEnough?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#EnoughIsEnough</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/StopGunViolence?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#StopGunViolence</a> <a href="https://t.co/g42789PiBq">pic.twitter.com/g42789PiBq</a></p>&mdash; Reese Witherspoon (@RWitherspoon) <a href="https://twitter.com/RWitherspoon/status/927314311730446336?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 5, 2017</a></blockquote>
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