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Jennifer Aniston and Sofia Vergara star in anti-gun violence PSA

Published 09/12/2015

Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston

Stars including Jennifer Aniston and Sofia Vergara are supporting an anti-gun violence public service announcement.

Jennifer Aniston, Sofia Vergara and Kevin Bacon are among the stars who have thrown their support behind an anti-gun violence public service announcement.

The celebrities are joined by Julianne Moore, Amy Schumer, Spike Lee, Ty Burrell, Nick Offerman, Sarah Silverman, Michael J. Fox and U.S. President Barack Obama in the video, in which they all repeat the phrase, "We can end gun violence."

The PSA was created by officials at organisation Everytown for Gun Safety, with whom Julianne has been actively campaigning to improve firearms safety in America. She also helped to establish the Everytown Creative Council with fellow actors Helen Hunt, Alec Baldwin, Sarah Jessica Parker, Meg Ryan, Jeff Bridges and Kirsten Dunst.

The video also features coverage from the New York City protest director Spike led last week (ends04Dec15), immediately following the premiere of his new movie Chi-Raq, which focuses on the raging gun violence in Chicago, Illinois.

The PSA emerges a week after suspected terrorists Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik opened fire at a social services facility in San Bernardino, California, killing 14 people and injuring 21 others. The married suspects were killed following a shoot out with police.

Oscar winner Julianne has spoken out in the past about her stance on guns, explaining how she wants to close the “loopholes” that allow dangerous individuals to have guns in the United States.

The 54 year old launched a campaign for gun safety in October (15) in conjunction with officials at the Everytown organisation.

As a mother-of-two, Julianne is desperate to stop school shootings that have claimed the lives of other parents' children at the likes of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, in December, 2014.

“I can’t bear it anymore,” she confessed to Modern Luxury Miami magazine. “I don’t want my children, or anybody’s children, to be in danger when they go to a movie theatre or to school. I want to close the loopholes that are allowing dangerous individuals to buy guns.”

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