After the horrific event that was the school shooting in Parkland, Florida in which 17 people lost their lives, many celebrities have spoken out on the ongoing gun control debate. Now, The Big Bang Theory star Mayim Bialik has made an impassioned plea for “civil disobedience.”
The star posted a video on Facebook with her calling out lawmakers who receive funding from the National Rifle Association and private citizens who own guns.
“The images of those 17 faces will not leave my head, but I said that about the last shooting and the last faces and indeed, we forget,” she said. “I’m angry, I feel numb, I feel disgusted, I feel horrified and sometimes I feel all of these things at once.”
Unlike other celebrity counterparts, Bialik is not afraid to acknowledge the many other facets that often come up in the gun control debate, but noted that nothing can be done about them en masse.
“This is not about the media and video games glorifying and encouraging violence. I mean, it is and it’s not. It’s not about toxic masculinity, although that’s something we need to discuss as well. The lack of mental health care for people in this country who need it is astounding and horrifying, but that’s not what’s causing these problems right now,” she said in the video below. “These are all contributing factors to a larger problem, but we don’t have the ability to solve all of them all together today.”
Because why not search for the reason for all these shootings in things who have nothing to do with it. The star also shared statistics about the AR-15 rifle, the NRA and American gun ownership. She also called out the senator from Arizona, Colorado. Missouri and North Carolina as well as congressmen from Arkansas, Idaho, Iowa, Montana and Colorado for the funding they have taken from the organization.
We are not being accurately represented by our elected leaders. How can we change that?” she asked. “We can do what Josh Gad, whose close friend lost a child in the shooting Wednesday, has vowed to do. Make it your life’s goal to support and vote for every single person who challenges a politician with NRA money behind them.”
The star also showed her support for the upcoming National School Walkout. She also encouraged fans to go to her blog, Grok Nation, where a post she updated called for more practical ways to advocate for gun control.
“Say yes to civil disobedience. Walk out, sit down, stand up, encourage others to do the same, whatever it takes.”
Bialik’s video came after a gunman used an AR-15 rifle in the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.