Mom-of-2 Julianne Moore Launches Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

Julianne Moore gun violence preventionRecalling the horrific school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, makes most moms sick to their stomachs and leaves many wondering what they can do to prevent similar tragedies. Celebrity mom Julianne Moore is launching the gun violence prevention organization Everytown Creative Council to bring awareness to the importance of background checks and gun safety.

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Moore, a mom of two, says the heartbreaking events that took place at the Sandy Hook school galvanized her into action. She recalls to People:

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.'

The stunning actress says she feels she's in the majority when it comes to favoring background checks, and she's recruiting some of her famous friends to join her in her stand. Simply by combing through her address book, Moore is getting support from the likes of Steve Carell, Ellen DeGeneres, and Reese Witherspoon. 

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The Freeheld star isn't suggesting that guns be outlawed; rather, she's advocating for the responsibility that comes with ownership. She explains: 

I know people who own guns who have a gun safe because they have children in their house. These are responsible people. By talking about it, we can admit it's a problem and we can admit that we want to work together to solve it.

It's wonderful to hear that Moore is using her fame to lobby for something that really should be common sense. She is a mom with a platform, and we applaud her for using it. Raising the volume on this conversation could go a long way toward preventing further tragedies. In many cases, if young children didn't have access to firearms, deadly shootings -- often involving their siblings -- could be avoided. 

We wish Moore the best with her endeavor. With shootings in the news daily, there's no better time to address these important issues. 

 

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