Reese Witherspoon Donating to Bloomberg Groups for ‘Necessary Gun Control Laws’ After Nashville Shooting

PALM SPRINGS, CA - JANUARY 03: Actress Reese Witherspoon accepts the Chairmans Award onstage during the 26th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala at Palm Springs Convention Center on January 3, 2015 in Palm Springs, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for PSIFF)
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Actress Reese Witherspoon announced on Tuesday that she will be donating money to Moms Demand Action and Everytown for Gun Safety to secure “necessary gun control laws.”

Everytown and Moms Demand are Mike Bloomberg-affiliated gun control groups.

Six people were killed Monday when a 28-year-old transgender assailant opened fire in a Nashville Christian school. Witherspoon indicated she will donate to more gun control causes in honor of all the victims.

She tweeted, “I’m donating to Moms Demand and Everytown in all their names to help advocate for necessary gun control laws. Something has to change in this country. Our children & communities deserve better.”

Witherspoon did not reveal which possible new restrictions comprise “necessary gun control laws.”

There has been a concerted push against AR-15 rifles in the wake of the attack on the Christian school, but Breitbart News noted that the transgender shooter did not even have an AR-15 in her possession at the school.

The shooter had a handgun, an AR pistol, and a carbine, which fires handgun rounds.

Surveillance photos and video footage indicate the transgender shooter used the carbine as she walked the halls looking for potential targets.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio and a Turning Point USA Ambassador. AWR Hawkins holds a Ph.D. in Military History, with a focus on the Vietnam War (brown water navy), U.S. Navy since Inception, the Civil War, and Early Modern Europe. Follow him on Instagram: @awr_hawkins. You can sign up to get Down Range at Reach him directly at


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