Chelsea Handler Blames NRA for School Shootings: ‘Don’t Go to School if You Don’t Want to Get Shot’

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 1: (L-R) Robbie Myers, Elle, editor-in-chief, Chelsea Handler, tv host, actress, and writer, and Alyssa Mastromonaco, Vice Media, COO attend Robbie Myers, Editor-In-Chief, ELLE And Chelsea Handler Host ELLE Agenda Lunch At Michael's NYC on December 1, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Thos …
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Days after the heinous school shooting in Marshall County, Kentucky, Chelsea Handler blamed the NRA and warned students: “Don’t go to school if you don’t want to get shot.”

Handler’s comments on the Marshall County High School shooting were issued in response to President Donald Trump’s consoling comments to the families of those killed and wounded in the January 23 incident.

Trump tweeted:

Handler responded:

Handler has repeatedly attacked legal gun owners following tragic shootings.

In November, the Netflix talk show host blamed “Republicans” for a shooting at a Texas church that claimed the lives of 24 people, and previously claimed that gun ownership is a “hobby” that should be restricted.

“We’re way behind the times in terms of gun control in this country, and it doesn’t seem like it’s going anywhere anytime soon,” Handler told the Hollywood Reporter in June, days before being honored at the anti-gun Brady Center’s Bear Awards. “Our voices just need to keep getting louder, and the people that make an impact need to really just step up and stick their necks out a little bit more.”

Handler’s comments on the NRA and on “mass shootings,” as well as her warnings to students. come just under a week after she told Deadline: “I’ve had the chance to properly clear my head and really focus my energy on how I can best contribute to affecting change.”

Handler recently announced she would dedicate herself to her political activism, following the cancellation of her Netflix talk show, Chelsea.


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