Pearl Jam tweeted a couple of days ago, “We demand new gun legislation AND additional mental health support. #gunreformnow and #mentalhealthreformnow are not mutually exclusive.”
McKagan responded, “I really like what PJ stands for over the years…and this.”
Pearl Jam first tweeted in response to the tragic Florida high school shooting, “We’re done with ‘leaders’ who refuse to lead on commonsense gun safety laws. It’s time to #ThrowThemOut. Join us: https://buff.ly/2EuThXW.”
“We deserve to live in a country where children live free from gun violence in their schools, in their homes, and in their communities. #EndGunViolence.
For more information on the movement to end gun violence, visit http://everytown.org/act.”
The website they linked to Everytown.org said, “We’ve had enough. Thoughts and prayers are not enough to honor the victims of gun violence. What we need now is ACTION. Lawmakers have had enough time to come around to common sense, and we’re done waiting. We must now elect leaders who will finally act to save lives from gun violence. It’s time to throw them out. Take action.”
It also says, “Every day, 96 Americans are killed by gun violence. That’s why Everytown for Gun Safety researches a range of vital issues surrounding gun violence, develops data-driven solutions, and works with lawmakers and people like you to pass common-sense laws and policies that save lives.
Support for the Second Amendment goes hand-in-hand with keeping guns away from criminals and other dangerous people. But it’s simply too easy for the wrong people to get guns, leading to all kinds of violence—from deadly domestic abuse to suicide and school shootings.
Research shows—and cops will tell you—that common-sense public safety laws reduce gun violence and save lives. We can put a stop to the more than 35,000 gun deaths that happen every year. And we can do it in a way that still respects the Second Amendment.”
— Pearl Jam (@PearlJam) February 17, 2018
I really like what PJ stands for over the years…and this. https://t.co/lpTYg1gBZc
— Duff McKagan (@DuffMcKagan) February 17, 2018
Pearl Jam have made more tweets about the tragic Florida high school shooting, calling for not just news gun legislation, but additional mental health support.
They retweeted Women’s March, who said: “Enough is enough!
Women’s March Youth EMPOWER is calling for students, teachers, and allies to take part in a #NationalSchoolWalkout for 17 minutes at 10am on March 14, 2018. Join us in saying #ENOUGH!http://bit.ly/EnoughMarch14.”
They also retweeted a Huffington Post article featuring a photo of a kid holding a sign that calls the NRA a ‘terrorist organization.’
The article states, “They’re furious about political stonewalling, and most of them aren’t yet old enough to vote.
Two days after a gunman used an assault-style rifle to kill 17 people at a nearby school, the students of South Broward High School protested in solidarity. Just a couple of dozen miles down the road in Parkland, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School was still sealed off as investigators pored over the horrors inside.
About 50 teenagers gathered on the street Friday, rallying around the common causes of gun control and school safety ― two issues politicians continue to ignore even though polls show most Americans support them.”
The retweet of the Huffington Post article drew a mixed response from fans, with some praising them and others telling the band to stay out of politics.
The children are our future. https://t.co/PLNL62ecVP
— Sebastian Murdock (@SebastianMurdoc) February 16, 2018
Enough is enough!
Women's March Youth EMPOWER is calling for students, teachers, and allies to take part in a #NationalSchoolWalkout for 17 minutes at 10am on March 14, 2018. Join us in saying #ENOUGH!https://t.co/8ZE8uthRlZ pic.twitter.com/45yCZl4zDm
— Women's March (@womensmarch) February 16, 2018
— Pearl Jam (@PearlJam) February 16, 2018
We deserve to live in a country where children live free from gun violence in their schools, in their homes, and in their communities. #EndGunViolence
For more information on the movement to end gun violence, visit https://t.co/slMhf5sMGR.
— Pearl Jam (@PearlJam) February 16, 2018