McCartney, Gaga sign letter to Congress about gun violence

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Posted: Jun 23, 2016 12:42 PM
McCartney, Gaga sign letter to Congress about gun violence

NEW YORK (AP) — Paul McCartney, Lady Gaga, Barbra Streisand, Billy Joel and others have signed an open letter from Billboard magazine to Congress about stopping gun violence in America.

Billboard posted the letter and signatures on its website Thursday. There are over 200 signatures from musicians and executives including Cher, Jennifer Lopez, Elvis Costello, Britney Spears, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Sting and Katy Perry.

Billboard wrote: "We call on Congress to do more to prevent the gun violence that kills more than 90 Americans every day and injures hundreds more."

Billboard said its editors were horrified by the recent shooting in Orlando, Florida, and Christina Grimmie's death, and felt connected to both incidents because the "tragedies occurred where musicians and music fans gathered."

Alicia Keys, James Corden, Questlove, Selena Gomez, Stevie Nicks and Bob Weir also signed the letter.