Liberal actress Alyssa Milano made a fool of herself on Twitter late Sunday, when she tweeted a bold-faced lie in response to the shooting in Texas, according to BizPacReview.
Milano reportedly claimed that Texas doesn’t require background checks for the purchase of “long guns.”
But there’s just one problem… Texas totally does require a background check for long guns like AR-15s, which was the type of gun used by the church shooter over the weekend.
Check it out:
There are no background checks on long guns (AR15s) in Texas.
Thanks for the info @shannonrwatts.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) November 6, 2017
Milano was quoting a tweet by Shannon Watts, the founder of Moms Demand Action, a pro-gun control organization.
That means he’s prohibited purchaser, but there’s absolutely no regulation of long guns (AR15s) in Texas. No background check required. https://t.co/H0oqxgEsx9
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) November 6, 2017
Conservative actor James Woods was among the many to instantaneously correct her.
Woods said in response:
“You are completely wrong. The facts: a gun owner with a legally registered weapon stopped a killer who was using weapons barred by law.”
Check it out:
You are completely wrong. The facts: a gun owner with a legally registered weapon stopped a killer who was using weapons barred by law. https://t.co/RslnZrCZNP
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) November 6, 2017
Other Twitter users jumped on Milano as well:
I have actually purchased an AR-style rifle here in the State of Texas.
And this is a bald-faced lie. https://t.co/iQ1pNhHKWg
— Josh Hammer (@josh_hammer) November 6, 2017
By all means, let's have pop stars and actors weigh in on govt. policy. You're sure to get 1000% accurate info like this!
— Jazz Shaw (@JazzShaw) November 6, 2017
This, people, is why we don't listen to actors on politics. https://t.co/U3QuQwMrg3
— Joshua Sharf (@joshuasharf) November 6, 2017
Chelsea Handler was another Hollywood celebrity to come under fire for her response to the tragedy.
Handler blamed Republicans for the killings in a tweet late Sunday.
“Innocent people go to church on Sunday to honor their God, and while doing so, get shot in killed. Where? America. Why? Republicans.”
Here’s the tweet:
Innocent people go to church on Sunday to honor their God, and while doing so, get shot in killed. What country? America. Why? Republicans.
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) November 5, 2017