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Singer Tony Bennett, comedian Chris Rock and actors Adam Scott and Amanda Peet were in Washington today to pressure Congress to act on gun control. The stars spoke at a press conference sponsored by Mayors Against Illegal Guns and were joined by other gun control advocates.
“We should just care for our children so much,” Bennett told the press, reports The Washington Times. He said he told his children, “No guns in my house; they’re not allowed.”
Bennett added that assault weapons “shouldn’t be on our streets here” and suggested that if we don’t do anything, this country could turn into Germany under the Nazis.
“....If we continue this kind of violence and accept it in our country, the rest of the world is going to take care of us in a very bad way,” the singer explained, notes the Times. “We should learn that we’re the greatest country because we’re all different nationalities, different religions, and we should show the rest of the world how to behave.”
According to CNN, Rock said that we should support President Obama’s proposals, noting, “The president and the first lady are kind of like the mom and the dad of the country...And when your dad says something, you listen. And when you don't, it usually bites you in the ass later on. So I'm here to support the president.”
Peet focused on mental health, noting that even with improvements, “a troubled few will slip through the cracks.” But, she said, “what's the alternative? Doing nothing will fail, doing nothing has failed.”
You can watch the press conference below: