Katie LaPotin, Red Alert Politics, January 27, 2014
Pop singer Katy Perry had some pretty harsh words to say after the news of a deadly shooting in a suburban Baltimore mall Saturday.
The “Firework” singer took to Twitter to express her wish for more gun control laws nationwide, asking, “Is anyone else really sad about the constant stream of shootings and how normal it’s becoming to see these headlines on a weekly basis?”
Three people – including the gunman – died at The Mall in Columbia Saturday morning. Several other people were injured and taken to local hospitals, but were later released. USA TODAY reported that there was still several rounds of ammunition and two ”crude devices that appeared to be an attempt at making explosives using fireworks” on the shooter’s body.
The two victims both worked at Zumiez, an apparel store catering to skaters, surfers and snowboarders.
Maryland already has some of the strictest gun control laws in the country in place. Among the new restrictions are an assault weapons ban, restrictions on magazine capacity and mandatory fingerprinting to buy a handgun.
And, much like he did after learning about a pro-Second Amendment bill introduced by an Oklahoma state senator, CNN anchor and noted gun control advocate Piers Morgan extended an invitation for the pop star to appear on his primetime show in the near future.