<figure> <img src="https://cdni.rt.com/files/2018.11/article/5be65bc6fc7e93c2308b462e.jpeg"> <figcaption>© Reuters / Mario Anzuoni / <span class="copyright">Free</span></figcaption> </figure> <strong>Actor Ashton Kutcher inadvertently proved the point of gun rights advocates everywhere in a tweet he posted in response to the Thousand Oaks shooting calling for more gun control laws.
Perhaps trying to show his followers how easy it was to get a gun in the US, he shared that a friend had given him one as a gift – unaware that California laws already prohibit firearm transfers without a background check and a 10-day waiting period. They also prohibit possession of that gun without a license. Kutcher essentially admitted to breaking at least two laws on Twitter, in an effort to demonstrate how only laws will stop gun violence.
Twitter was understandably nonplussed.
Kutcher’s tweet was a response to Wednesday night’s mass shooting in which Ian David Long, an ex-Marine who served in Afghanistan, allegedly opened fire at a Thousand Oaks bar, killing 12, including a security guard and a sheriff’s deputy responding to the scene, before shooting himself.
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