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Newtown Tragedy: Jon Hamm, Beyonce, & More Demand a Plan in New PSA

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Dec 22, 2012 | 9:06am EST

Jon Hamm Gun Control PSA

This week, none of us were quite sure how to act. In the wake of the Newtown shooting, we were a nation at a standstill. How do we proceed? What can we do to prevent these tragedies from happening? But as time wore on, we began to spring into action, demanding change, and the voices in Hollywood are no different. Now, some of the biggest and most beloved celebrities in entertainment have banded together to demand a plan for gun control so that our nation no longer has to mourn tragedies like that in Newtown, Aurora, and Virginia Tech.

Familiar faces from Jon Hamm, Beyonce, Joel McHale, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Rock (to name a few) have assembled to support DemandaPlan.org, an organization that aims to get “common sense legislation” passed that will require a criminal background check for every gun sold in the U.S., ban assault weapons and high capacity magazines, and make gun trafficking a federal crime.

The pared down video presents an emotional case for making changes in gun legislation. It’s hard not to be moved by the sheer amount of support from Hollywood at one of the darkest moments in U.S. history.

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[Photo Credit: DemandAPlan.org]

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