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US film, TV and music stars in video demanding gun control action

Published on Dec 22, 2012 7:25 AM

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Film, television and music stars including Jeremy Renner, Gwyneth Paltrow and Beyonce have recorded a hard-hitting video urging action on gun control following the Newtown school massacre.

Julianne Moore, Jamie Foxx, Selena Gomez and Chris Rock also appear in the video, backing a Demand A Plan campaign which notably seeks a ban on assault weapons, as well as criminal background checks for every gun sold in America.

"Columbine. Virginia Tech. Tucson. Aurora. Fort Hood. Oak Creek. Newtown.

Newtown. Newtown," they intone in the black-and-white video, taking turns to list the names of America's worst gun massacres of recent years.

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