Video goes viral as celebrities pound Obama on Newtown massacre

The tragic school shooting at Newtown, Connecticut, has propelled a video from Mayors Against Illegal Guns to enter the US Viral Video chart this week in spot No 6.

The black -and-white video has celebrities, including Chris Rock, Brooke Shields, Conan O'Brien, Ellen de Generes, and Beyoncé, demanding a plan to end gun violence. Repeat it often enough and the message sinks in! Simple - but effective.

The video encourages people to sign a petition urging President Barack Obama and Congress to find a way to curb the gun violence. Obama , seen in tears in an address to the nation after Newtown, is now back in Washington for fiscal cliff talks. But gun control is expected to be high on his agenda


Noel Young

Former editor of Sunday Mail in Glasgow and Group Managing editor of Daily Record and Sunday Mail. Now Boston-based US correspondent for UK newspapers including Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday and Sunday Post. Material also syndicated by Edit International in Florida. US editor for The Drum.

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