Rebel Wilson Gets Serious On US Gun Laws
Rebel Wilson isn't known for her serious side, but following the Louisiana cinema shooting she's not laughing.
Taking to Twitter, our favourite funny lady has spoken out about US gun laws, urging America to follow in Australia's footsteps.
I don't like getting political but America you really have to follow Australia's example re gun laws.— Rebel Wilson (@RebelWilson) July 24, 2015
I don't remember a mass shooting in Australia since they overhauled the gun laws. It seems like every week in America there's a shooting.— Rebel Wilson (@RebelWilson) July 24, 2015
I just want people to be safe, especially people that are doing one of my favorite things in the WORLD - going out to the movies 2 have fun.— Rebel Wilson (@RebelWilson) July 24, 2015
The shooting, which took place during a screening of Amy Schumer's new film Trainwreck, left two people dead and nine injured.
Gunman, John "Rusty" Houser, had a criminal record that included arson and selling alcohol to a minor.
According to authorities, because of his record Houser was refused a permit to carry a concealed gun in 2006.
However, in Alabama a permit is not required to buy or own a gun.
Australia's own gun laws were overhauled in 1996 following the Port Arthur massacre where 35 people were killed by lone gunman, Martin Bryant.