“The way we’ve treated women in the past, the way we treat children, it has to stop.”
– Gungho Online Entertainment star Toni Collette on gun-violence prevention.
“I’ve never been able to get myself to believe in myself,” she says.
“I’ve got to believe that there is hope.
I’ve had to fight my own battles.”
In December, Collette announced her departure from the entertainment industry.
She wrote on Twitter: “I’m tired of people saying I’m not a feminist, or I’m selfish or a hypocrist, or that I’m a victim of racism or sexism.”
“What I’m doing right now is my job, it’s my responsibility and it’s not for the benefit of anyone else.”
If people were going to ask me, ‘Why do you hate guns?’
I would answer that there are plenty of women out there who love guns.
Collette, who has played several roles in the industry, including The Expendables, Deadpool, The Rocketeer and Deadpool 2, said the recent mass shooting in Las Vegas was a wake-up call.
She also said the mass shooting, which left 58 dead, was a reminder of the importance of keeping guns out of the hands of those who would use them.
But she said she was not at all surprised by the attack.
Don’t be a victim, be strong.’ “
We’ve always been told, ‘Don’t let anything happen to you.
It’s not the way they’re supposed to be.” “
We’ve been told that’s the way things are.
It’s not the way they’re supposed to be.”
The actress is not the first to speak out on the issue of gun violence.
Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar recently said the Hollywood violence is a problem that needs to be addressed and a “breathing space” is needed for victims.
It was also revealed this week that the NRA has been lobbying for new gun legislation in the US.
In May, actress Scarlett Johansson said that she had spoken with her father, former US President George W Bush, about the issue.
Earlier this year, actor Ashton Kutcher, who played President Donald Trump on TV shows The Apprentice and Celebrity Apprentice, said he is in favour of new gun restrictions.
Kutcher said: “There’s no reason for anybody to be carrying a gun, because guns are a tool of violence and mass murder.”
According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the US has the highest number of people shot dead with a gun in the world at 1.6 million, followed by Australia, the United Kingdom, Germany and the Netherlands.
The latest statistics released by the FBI on Friday found that firearm homicides increased in 2016 compared to the previous year, reaching 1,817.
The total number of firearm homicides rose by 9.7 per cent compared to 2015.