Although yesterday was meant to be a day of love, it became a day of terror as a shooter tore up a Florida high school. 17 were left dead, adults and teenagers, with 15 more injured, and hundred of lives permanently affected by the senseless act of violence.
In the wake of the tragedy, many were quick to voice their opinions and offer their thoughts on the event, including many in dance music.
Below are a selection of tweets and posts from artists who have much to say.
I don’t understand why we are all here on earth in the first place, but im pretty sure it’s not to violently kill one another with assault rifles….. and fuck thoughts and prayers. How about justice for the victims and gun legislation that prevents this shit from happening.
— Mother Unicorn 🦄 (@annayvettemusic) February 15, 2018
This gun thing at highschools is insane. How many more times?
— PARIS BLOHM (@ParisBlohm) February 15, 2018
18 shootings in 2 months is pretty fucked beyond repair but we could at least have more security at schools or better gun laws. The sad thing is even with all that if someone really wants to go a shoot up a school it’s pretty easy for them to just go do it.
— 🌲JVCK🌲 (@LUMBERJVCK) February 14, 2018
I don't have anything to say about this awful shooting that I haven't already said and been bashed for before. Gun violence is a problem in this country and our leaders who have NRA money in their pockets need to carefully choose their words because prayers. don't. work.
— MUST DIE! 🤫 (@MUSTDIEmusic) February 14, 2018
Feeling hopeless at this point about gun violence in America.. I'm just gonna get the fuck out. One day when I have kids, the last thing I would want to do is send them to school everyday with the thought that they might get shot. #floridashooting
— Laura Brehm (@laurakbrehm) February 14, 2018
Sick about what happened in Florida today.
I don’t know how to rid the world of these psychotic people but I hope we can eventually figure out a way to thin them
People who use their bodies and minds to destroy others should be destroyed. I wish it was that easy
— grabbitz (@grabbitz) February 15, 2018
My prayers go out to all the families involved with this awful shooting in Florida. Parents please take care of your troubled teens, don’t be ignorant and allow signs of distress seep through the cracks. Talk to your kids, find out whats trouubling them. Do something!
— Max Vangeli (@MaxVangeli) February 14, 2018
i really feel for america these days /: when's it gonna end. thoughts out to all of the victims of the south florida school shooting that happened today.
— ZAXX (@ZAXXOfficial) February 14, 2018
Except in Australia where banning guns worked and there have been no mass shootings since.
— RÜFÜS//RÜFÜS DU SOL (@rufussounds) February 14, 2018
when is this gonna stop? #Florida
— TISOKI (@tisoki) February 14, 2018
Praying for our home state right now 🙏🏼 #florida
— Duelle (@DuelleMusic) February 14, 2018
Also I've fired an AR-15 with a bump stock. What the fuck. It feels like it's ripping space time in half. Why is owning one ok? Hunting? It's like cutting your lawn with napalm. I know this horse is dead as fuck at this point, just venting my sad exhaust.
— Feed Me (@feedme) February 15, 2018
In 1996 we had a school shooting in England. Then we did this; guess how many we've had since? pic.twitter.com/kvY4a6v7Xo
— Feed Me (@feedme) February 15, 2018
And also from former President Obama:
We are grieving with Parkland. But we are not powerless. Caring for our kids is our first job. And until we can honestly say that we're doing enough to keep them safe from harm, including long overdue, common-sense gun safety laws that most Americans want, then we have to change.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) February 15, 2018