Actress and gun safety activist Julianne Moore lent her stardom to a recent televised roundtable on gun control and the effects of gun violence hosted by Everytown for Gun Safety, a funded group by New York billionaire and Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg.
The 45-minute chat debuted Wednesday on PeopleTV, the streaming entertainment service of People and Weekly entertainment magazines.
Everytown for Gun Safety is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to lobby for stricter gun control legislation and to take on the National Rifle Association. The Michael Bloomberg-funded group has a political division called Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund, which supports and donates to certain candidates.
On the show, Julianne Moore – who has appeared in several gun-wielding films – moderated a panel of six people whose lives have been directly or indirectly affected by gun violence. The broad conversation revolved around personal trauma, activism, and efforts to pass tougher gun laws.
âWe talk a lot about legislation,â Moore said during the panel. âIt feels like he’s stuck in one place. But I don’t believe that’s true. I think there has been progress. But I think it’s important to let people know that all of these actions matter. And that their votes count.
Colin Goddard, who was shot multiple times in the 2007 Virginia Tech Massacre, spoke of his experience as a gun control advocate.
“People have to understand that this is not acceptable, that there are other modern countries in the world like us that do not have conversations like this,” he said in the emission.
The Oscar-winning actress said she became a declared gun control activist after the Sandy Hook shooting in 2012. The actress partnered with Everytown for Gun Safety, using her Hollywood influence and networks. social groups to confront the NRA.
Moore helped form the Everytown Creative Council, a group of dozens of Hollywood celebrities whose job it is to recruit gun control activists. Board members included Judd Apatow, Alec Baldwin, Mark Ruffalo and Spike Lee.
The actress said during an appearance on ABC’s View that she thinks there should be limits on the number of firearms individuals can own.
Moore also said she sees the NRA in opposition.
“The majority of Americans support common sense gun safety regulations,” she said. In the style reviewed last year. “It’s really about coming together and forming real opposition to the NRA.”