Julianne Moore is launching a gun control initiative because she thinks firearms should be a more regulated industry.
Moore said the Everytown Creative Council will partner with Everytown for Gun Safety to “support gun violence prevention.”
So far 79 celebrities — including Steve Carrell, Reese Witherspoon and Ellen DeGeneres — have signed on.
Moore said she decided to advocate for gun control after the Sandy Hook school shooting in 2012.
“I remember my daughter came to work with me that day,” Moore said during an interview with People. “I was doing a movie in Queens and when we got into the van, I actually said to the driver, ‘Turn the radio off.’ She was young, so the whole day, I kept the TV and the radio off.”
“I was like, ‘I’ve had it.’ I said to my husband, ‘I’ve got to do something.’ This is the one thing that I need to say something about. This is my responsibility as a parent.” (SLIDESHOW: These Celebrities Are Staunch Defenders Of Planned Parenthood)
“As actors, we are citizens first so we believe in the Constitution and the Second Amendment,” Moore said.
“But 92 percent of the people in the United States are in favor of background checks, too, so I don’t feel like I’m in the minority. I definitely feel like I’m in the majority here.” (RELATED: Julianne Moore Sticks Up For Planned Parenthood)
“For cars, you have to have training and you have to have a license, and you wear seat belts and we have airbags and we have all of these things in place that have reduced fatalities unbelievably,” Moore said. “And it was a totally unregulated industry at first.”
“I feel like something that is very sensible and straight forward can be done also with guns.” (RELATED: Julianne Moore Wants High School Stripped Of Confederate Name)