Gun-owning Actress: ‘Enough is ENOUGH’
Sophia Bush is a gun owner, and she wants veryone to know -- she’s fed up with guns.
According to Yahoo!, the “One Tree Hill” alum, who has openly shared several times
that she is a seasoned gun owner and operator, shared an impassioned post on Instagram outlining her feelings about the Parkland, Fla., school shooting that left 17 people dead.
Using a photo of 18-year-old survivor Emma Gonzalez, who recently gave a viral speech decrying guns and the NRA, Bush made her feelings clear on the matter: “Enough is ENOUGH. My right to a hobby is NOT more valuable than a child’s right to get an education without being slaughtered. I’m with #EmmaGonzalez. .... We can pass gun laws & you can keep your hobbies. Concessions will have to be made. I’m willing to make them.”
The actress also ad- dressed concerns about the Second Amend- ment, saying, “Gun laws do NOT equate to taking all guns. They don’t. ... So sit. Down. Take a deep breath.”
She concluded by criticizing the NRA as being a machine out for profit: “Corporate greed does NOT get to kill our kids. These kids said ‘we are the last time.’ I’m with them.”
This isn’t the first time Bush has spoken out about gun control. She has a history of socially voicing her opinions on President Donald Trump and the GOP, and her critique kicked into high gear in October after the shooting in Las Vegas at the Route 91 Harvest festival, the dead- liest in U.S. history.
Several days after the massacre, she captioned a lengthy post on Instagram addressing her thoughts, which mirror her opinions stated about Parkland.
“I am heartbroken and really ... angry about America’s gun problem,” Bush wrote. “I’ve had people tell me to give up my bodyguards. Guess what? I don’t have any. Tell me that if I’d ever shot a gun in real life I’d feel differently. Guess what? I’ve been a sharp shooter since the age of 12, own my fair share of guns, & love nothing more than an afternoon at the range.”