Actor Josh Gad grew up in Florida and had a personal connection to the recent mass shooting, he took to his socials to express his feelings towards the incident.
Gad revealed that a close family friend lost his son in the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting that claimed the lives of 17 students and faculty.
I am so angry tonight. I am so sad. I’m putting my phone down because we are debating sensible gun laws again. A child of one of our friend’s has a bullet in his chest & is critical condition because a 19 year old had access to a military weapon. Pretend it’s normal. It’s not.— Josh Gad (@joshgad) February 15, 2018
Last night, I received a text while I slept that our friend’s son passed away from his gun shot wound. My grief for this family and the many others knows no bounds. I’m so sorry this happened. I’m so sorry our leaders are worthless. I’m so sorry we are bound to repeat this again.— Josh Gad (@joshgad) February 15, 2018
1) Thread - I have said everything I care to say about the massacre in FL. I have walked the halls of Stoneman Douglass. I directly know a person trying to pick up the shattered pieces of his life now. I call this community my own.— Josh Gad (@joshgad) February 15, 2018
2) I think all of us know in our hearts something is terribly wrong with the weekly rate of these incidents. I will not lecture any of you on what to believe of how to respond. I will only tell you what I am going to do.— Josh Gad (@joshgad) February 15, 2018
3) I am going to make it my life’s goal to support and vote for every single person who challenges a politician with NRA money behind them.— Josh Gad (@joshgad) February 15, 2018
4) I am going to make sure that I read and educate myself as to why certain people refuse to do anything that resembles sensible gun laws and make sure they face early retirement.— Josh Gad (@joshgad) February 15, 2018
5) I am going to be here as a voice of reason and walk proudly and tall through the echoing winds of madness as we continue to demand action in a familiar sea of inaction.— Josh Gad (@joshgad) February 15, 2018
6) And finally I am going to remember the 17 dead, the many injured, and the thousands of others who have senselessly lost their lives to gun violence and I am going to fight in their name so that other parents and siblings never have to expiereince such trauma.— Josh Gad (@joshgad) February 15, 2018
7) That is what I’m going to do. The question is...what are you going to do?— Josh Gad (@joshgad) February 15, 2018
The Broward County Sheriff’s Department has confirmed that 17 people lost their lives in the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. The shooter is in police custody and has been identified as Nikolaus Cruz, 19. https://t.co/usDIEk3PsN— Twitter Moments (@TwitterMoments) February 14, 2018