Madonna calls for gun control in a violent new music video

Madonna has taken aim at America's gun laws in her fiery new video. Meanwhile scenes of a packed nightclub show party goers being brutally gunned down, before the gunman turns the gun on himself.

Madonna has defended a graphic music video depicting a nightclub massacre, saying people need to understand "this is what happens when people shoot".

The "God Control" video had been viewed more than 360,000 times on YouTube some two hours after its release on Wednesday.

"The story you are about to see is very disturbing", warns the opening text of the Jonas Åkerlund-directed video.

Speaking about the video, Patience Carter, a survivor of the horrific 2016 Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida where 49 people were killed and 53 others injured told TMZ that the video was traumatic to watch and was grossly accurate to what she experienced.

The title of Madonna's song is a play off of "gun control", and she released the video on her You Tube channel with the following written message: "This is your wake up call".

Watch below. Scenes of graphic gun violence begin at 2:38.

The gun control disco anthem shows Madonna and friends in a packed, Studio 54-esque nightclub, when a lone shooter opens fire, killing dozens.

Madonna told People magazine that she hopes the "brutality" of the video will be a wake-up call for Americans.

'This is really happening.

Featuring actual footage from present day anti-gun protests, the gospel inspired video mixes disco and politics, and finishes with a quote from Civil Rights activist Angela Davis saying, "I am no longer accepting the things I can not change".

"As a mother, you feel protective and responsible for all of the children in the world", she says. "Magnificent, location off then maybe it is advisable to well set something about it", she said.

"I want to draw attention through my platform as an artist to a problem in America that is out of control and is taking the lives of innocent people".

"To me, this is the biggest problem in America right now", she said, adding, "I can not take it anymore".

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