Ashton Kutcher admits he broke gun laws while tweeting about need for gun laws

Ashton Kutcher admits he broke gun laws while tweeting about need for gun laws

Ashton Kutcher admits he broke gun laws while tweeting about need for gun laws
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.

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@aplusk

This isn’t an either/or it’s a both!Support mental health initiatives & support Gun Reform Now!! My friend gave me a gun as a gift in the parking lot of the borderline on my birthday. I’ve never shot it. I don’t think I ever will.❤️to the families of the lost. Change is coming

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Twitter was understandably nonplussed.

Cam Edwards

@CamEdwards

I think Ashton Kutcher just admitted to violating California law. Firearms transfers have to go through a federally licensed firearms dealer who performs a background check and holds the firearm for the mandatory 10-day waiting period.

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@aplusk

This isn’t an either/or it’s a both!Support mental health initiatives & support Gun Reform Now!! My friend gave me a gun as a gift in the parking lot of the borderline on my birthday. I’ve never shot it. I don’t think I ever will.❤️to the families of the lost. Change is coming

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Cam Edwards

@CamEdwards

Not only did @aplusk just describe an illegal firearms transfer in California, he’s now in illegal possession of that gun.

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@aplusk

This isn’t an either/or it’s a both!Support mental health initiatives & support Gun Reform Now!! My friend gave me a gun as a gift in the parking lot of the borderline on my birthday. I’ve never shot it. I don’t think I ever will.❤️to the families of the lost. Change is coming

Brenna Spencer@BrennaSpencer

So…… you just admitted to breaking the law?

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Brenna Spencer@BrennaSpencer

So…… you just admitted to breaking the law?

sam atman 🐻@wert0o

And he misses the obvious point. Several actually. If it’s that easy for him to receive a gun illegally, what laws – words on paper – could possibly prevent someone with criminal intent from doing the same.

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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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