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Celebs react on Twitter to NRA press conference

Wayne LaPierre, the president of the National Rifle Association, did not take questions after his press conference today, the first public response from the powerful gun lobby after the horrific school shooting in Newtown, Conn. one week ago. But the public reaction during and immediately after his speech was loud, especially from celebrities, who couldn’t help but weigh in on Twitter about the National Rifle Association’s response.

Check out some thoughts below from everyone from Bette Midler: “NRA says we need armed guards at every school. Well, since NRA IS SHILLING FOR THE FIREARMS INDUSTRY, this makes good sense for them,” to Seth Meyers and more.

https://twitter.com/sethmeyers21/status/282170289507426304
https://twitter.com/BetteMidler/status/282170918971785216
https://twitter.com/BetteMidler/status/282172055439409152
https://twitter.com/mcuban/status/282159819106942977
https://twitter.com/ChrisGorham/status/282156811468034048
https://twitter.com/SteveLevitan/status/282170270561742848
https://twitter.com/MMFlint/status/282173790727835648
https://twitter.com/michaelianblack/status/282180306369396736
https://twitter.com/piersmorgan/status/282161182960398336
https://twitter.com/joshgroban/status/282179074804293632
https://twitter.com/maxsilvestri/status/282173515199832065
https://twitter.com/chrislhayes/status/282161115893465089
https://twitter.com/julie_gonzalo/status/282177940668706816
https://twitter.com/marcmaron/status/282188953354911744
https://twitter.com/IMKristenBell/status/282199436535398402
https://twitter.com/pattonoswalt/status/282182778093719552
https://twitter.com/Alyssa_Milano/status/282158116852879362

Read more:
MPAA head Chris Dodd on Conn. school shooting: ‘We stand ready to be part of the national conversation’
President Obama is ‘Time’ Person of the Year
Opinion: A re-examination of Hollywood and violence in the wake of Newtown

Originally posted December 21 2012 — 12:47 PM EST

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