Yesterday morning the world was left shocked and devastated following a mass shooting at a gay club in Orlando that left 50 people dead and many others severely injured.
The massacre was the biggest mass shooting in US history and was carried out with guns and assault rifles that terrorist Omar Mateen legally bought under America’s current gun laws.
Many distressed people have taken to social media to urge the US government to make changes to these gun laws, with Kim Kardashian leading the way as she made an impassioned plea for better gun control.
Expressing her outrage at the “senseless” deaths, the mother-of-two wrote: “I’m truly at a loss for words. To everyone in Orlando affected by this massacre, my thoughts, love, & prayers are with you.
"Under current federal law people on terror watch lists can legally buy guns – this is called the Terror Gap.
"We have repeatedly called on Congress to close this loophole that makes it easy for dangerous people to get guns & kill. Nothing has changed!!!!
"People continue to senselessly die. When will these gun laws be changed?!”
We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.
Mateen was previously named on a terrorist watch list and had been interviewed by the FBI, leaving everybody stunned that he was still able to purchase a variety of firearms less than two weeks ago.
According to Everytown for Gun Safety, an organisation that works to end gun violence, a bill to close the ‘terror gap’ was blocked in the Senate last December.
Kim previously spoke out against guns last August when a story broke about David Conley murdering his ex-girlfriend and her six children after buying guns and ammunition online.
She also admitted that she’s scared of guns when asked what she wants to change about the world, explaining “Gun control. "I’m not the type to have them in my house. They scare me so much.
"If I could do something to change the world… I’m not really a gun person, and we do not have strict enough gun control laws.”