- The Washington Times - Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Emma Stone and a handful of Hollywood celebrities have released a new anti-gun ad for Everytown for Gun Safety.

The star of “La La Land” and her celebrity peers are asking fans to inundate lawmakers with a single message: “Reject the NRA.” A YouTube ad by Everytown for Gun Safety, which is backed by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, features stars reacting to the Oct. 1 massacre in Las Vegas by gunman Stephen Paddock.

“The mass shooting in Las Vegas has all of us grieving, scared and angry,” Ms. Stone says.

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“Knowing what to do about it can be confusing,” adds Bill Hader.

Celebrities such as Julianne Moore, Melissa McCarthy and singer Moby then instruct viewers to text “‘REJECT’ to 644-33,” which puts them in touch with Everytown and ultimately their elected representative’s office.

“I feel strongly that the time has come to reject the NRA’s dangerous agenda and put the safety of all Americans first,” actors say in edited clips that form one sentence.

“No matter what our day jobs are, we all have a role to play in the fight for gun safety and I’m thrilled that my friends and colleagues have stepped up to encourage more people to take action,” Ms. Moore said in a press release in conjunction with the video.

Authorities investigating Paddock’s shooting, which killed 58 and wounded hundreds of others, have not determined an exact motive for his actions. The shooter killed himself as police swarmed his suite on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel.

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