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Alyssa Milano Responds After Admitting She Owns 2 Guns: My Gun-Control Stance Is ‘Pretty Logical’

Liberal actress Alyssa Milano responded Wednesday to criticism of her revelation that she keeps two guns at home for “self-defense,” saying views on gun control are “pretty logical.”

Milano had opened up about her gun collection during a sit-down Tuesday with Sen. Ted Cruz at his office on Capitol Hill. Billed as a gun debate, the live-streamed encounter turned out to be more of a conversation.

Milano, accompanied by fellow gun-control activists, argued for universal background checks on guns and ammunition and restricting access to AR-15s. Cruz, a Texas Republican, argued for a Second Amendment right to self-defense.

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At one point, Milano interrupted the conversation to declare: “By the way, I have two guns in my household for self-defense, just so you know.”

Milano later elaborated on her views in an interview with CNN host Chris Cuomo, which she tweeted out to her 3.6 million followers.

As in her meeting with Cruz, Milano said she lives in fear of gun violence and supports the Second Amendment.

“I made it very clear we don’t want to take all guns from all people,” she told Cuomo. “We want to take certain guns away from certain people. We want to reduce the lives lost from this epidemic in this country.”

The host responded: “Yeah, you just have two different sides of thinking about how to be safe. One side is less guns, the other side is more guns.”

Echoing some on the right, Cuomo went on to praise Milano’s exchange with Cruz as a rare example of inter-partisan civility.

Conservatives aren’t buying Alyssa Milano as a Second Amendment supporter

However, some Twitter users weren’t ready to let go of her gun ownership. They accused her of hypocrisy for wanting to take away guns from others while keeping her own stash.

In response to one such comment, Milano said: “Yes. We are a two gun household. This isn’t new news. I believe in the 2nd Amendment. I also agree with 90% of Americans who want stricter gun laws. And I believe it should be impossible for certain people to get their hands on certain guns. Pretty logical stuff.”

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The Milano-Cruz summit came about as the result of a Twitter spat between Milano and Cruz.

Cruz on Sunday politely agreed to host Milano after she challenged him in a tweet saying, “We can live-stream the meeting so the American people can hear you bull—- 1st hand.

Best known for her roles in TV sitcoms like “Charmed,” Milano has under President Donald Trump become a prominent activist for abortion rights and liberal immigration laws. Her focus has lately turned to gun control because of a spate of headline-grabbing mass shootings last month.

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Democrats, including 2020 presidential contenders, have also renewed their advocacy for background checks, “red flag” laws, gun buybacks and the like.

However, after the Aug. 31 shooting rampage in Odessa, Texas ― in which the shooter apparently dodged a court-ordered ban on him owning guns by buying an AR-15 on the black market ― President Donald Trump argued that background checks would not have prevented recent mass shootings.

“Over the last five, six, or seven years, no matter how strong you need the background checks, it wouldn’t have stopped any of it,” he told reporters.

Trump has another plan for dealing with mass murderers. According to an administration official, the president has the Justice Department drafting legislation to expedite expedite the death penalty for such people.

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