Alyssa Milano: Stockpiling Guns ‘Could Have Dire Consequences’
Liberal actress warns Americans seeking to protect themselves during COVID-19
Progressive actress and gun control advocate Alyssa Milano warned Americans that stockpiling guns “could have dire consequences.”
Milano issued the warning as gun stores across the United Stated increase sales of firearms and ammunition.
“Stockpiling weapons could have dire consequences for our own personal safety and those around us,” Milano said.
March saw a record for the number of National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) checks conducted while the public scramble to arm themselves amid the pandemic.
But the checks are not an accurate reflection of guns purchased, as a person can buy numerous guns upon passing a check.
But empty gun store shelves are starting to signal that a sales boom is underway.
Milano warned Americans against stockpiling guns and ammunition.
The actress tweeted:
Americans bought over 2 million firearms in March of 2020, over a million more than this time last year. We have to keep each other safe by social distancing and washing our hands and not bringing dangerous firearms into our homes. #StopTheCoronavirusGunSurge #NoRA pic.twitter.com/O5J98QXTFO— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) April 9, 2020
But Milano has overlooked the surge itself is proof that large numbers of Americans are taking solace in guns during times of insecurity.
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Earlier this week, Milano said that suggesting that guns purchased legally today can be used for crime tomorrow.
“The weapons that people are buying today could end up being used in households, schools, churches, bars, and on our streets in the future. So we all have to look out for each other.”
Last year, Milano admitted that she owns "two guns" for "self-defense."
The gun-control advocate made the surprising confession during the debate held in Cruz’s Capitol Hill office in September.
“By the way,” Milano said.
“I have two guns in my household for self-defense, just so you know.”