Julianne Moore: Gun Control Not A Second Amendment Issue

Kaitlan Collins Contributor
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Julianne Moore is doubling down on her efforts to push for stricter gun control.

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In an essay published in Lena Dunham’s newsletter Tuesday, the 55-year-old actress encouraged women to join Everytown for Gun Safety. (RELATED: Julianne Moore Wants High School Stripped Of Confederate Name)

“An average of 91 people a day are killed by gun violence,” Moore wrote. “That includes children killed by random bullets, mass shootings at workplaces and universities, intimate-partner homicides, and suicides.”

“Women in the United States are 11 times more likely to be murdered with a gun than women in any other developed nation. More than half are killed by a boyfriend, husband, or someone else in her family.”

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Moore said our current gun safety laws are “weak” and that she believes stricter background checks are the answer. (RELATED: These Celebrities Cheered Obama’s Move On Guns)

“Because our weak gun-safety laws allow guns to end up in the hands of dangerous people,” she continued. “Roughly 40 percent of firearms in the United states are acquired without a background check, so criminals can obtain weapons they shouldn’t have.”

“Where guns are concerned, it is not a good-guy-versus-bad-guy argument,” Moore added.

“It should not be a partisan argument. It should not be a pro-gun-versus-anti-gun argument. It is not an argument about our Constitution. The Second Amendment protects the right of a United States citizen to bear arms. But a gun is a machine. And if you choose to bear arms, you have a responsibility to bear them safely.” (RELATED: Amy Schumer Says Her Gun Control Plan Is Simple)

Moore and her daughter Liv. (Photo: Getty Images)

Moore and her daughter Liv. (Photo: Getty Images)

During an interview in October, Moore said she realized she “had to do something” when she was forced to explain the Sandy Hook school shooting to her daughter.

“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.” (RELATED: Julianne Moore: I ‘Believe’ In 2nd Amendment But Want Gun Control)