Julianne Moore is like any other mother who does not want another incident like the one in Sandy Hook Elementary School, Newtown. Her daughter has changed her views on gun law for good, and now, she wants to take the battle to another level.
The mother of two is worried that her kids will be impacted by the mass killing of 20 children and 6 adults. She wanted to hide the incident from her kids, as Huffington Post pointed out, but thanks to the smartphone, her daughter found out.
“Simply keeping the news away from my child was putting my head in the sand. I wasn’t helping her, or anyone else, by doing that.”
America has strict gun laws in 18 states, but the remaining states are still to be awakened. Moore asked every woman of America to join the movement through an internet essay for Lena Dunham’s newsletter.
The passionate essay written by the 55-year-old actress was based on facts. The states where gun safety loopholes were closed have reported 46 percent less murders by intimate partners, 48 percent less firearm-enabled suicides, and 48 percent less homicides by police firing. Julianne Moore wants the other states to react soon.
In the essay, Moore wrote, “An average of 91 people a day are killed by gun violence. That includes children killed by random bullets, mass shootings at workplaces and universities, intimate-partner homicides, and suicides.”
According to her, women in the USA are more prone to be murdered, Entertainment Weekly noted. That is why awareness has to be on their part. She mentioned in her writing, “More than half are killed by a boyfriend, husband, or someone else in her family.”
Julianne Moore claimed that the weak gun safety laws have to be blamed for the ill fate of women. She continued, “Because our weak gun-safety laws allow guns to end up in the hands of dangerous people. Roughly 40 percent of firearms in the United states are acquired without a background check, so criminals can obtain weapons they shouldn’t have.”
Julianne Moore is not the only actor talking about strict gun laws. She is aware that artists from the entertainment industry are ready to join in.