Madonna wants to end gun violence (Picture: Madonna Instagram)
Madonna has said that gun control should be the ‘new vaccination’ because it ‘saves lives’.
Launching a passionate plea for new laws in the United States, the singer shared a video of herself erecting posters that read ‘Wake up America’ and ‘Gun control now’.
She wore a blue balaclava while shouting ‘wake up motherf’ during the clip, soundtracked by her 2019 song God Control, which is based on mass shootings.
In an accompanying caption, the 62-year-old wrote: ‘There’s a new Vaccination!! It’s called GUN CONTROL! Should be mandatory. It will SAVE LIVES!’
The video comes after 13-year-old Adam Toledo was shot dead by police in Chicago after appearing to drop a handgun and raise his hands, and Daunte Wright, 20, was fatally shot by police during a traffic stop.
In a following Instagram post on Sunday, the star added: ‘Adam Toledo was 13 years old, Daunte Wright was 20! The Officers who killed them are only being charged with manslaughter.
‘This is insanity. Horrific. And yet it has become normalized in our society.’
Madonna noted that it was ‘people who kill people, not guns’, but she added that the ‘vast majority of people are not enlightened and guns are too easy to own’.
‘If they were outlawed, then no one would feel the need to own a gun to protect themselves from those who have guns.
‘As for Police killing innocent children. Shooting and suffocating and brutalizing innocent people. They should go immediately to jail for the rest of there lives. No trial, no corrupt justice system [sic],’ she concluded.
In her posts about gun control, Madonna directed her fans to the Everytown For Gun Safety campaign – the largest gun violence prevention organization in America.
Meanwhile, the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is underway over the death of George Floyd, who was unarmed when he died after the officer kept a knee on his neck for nine minutes.
Credit: Original article published here.