Rebel Wilson says America needs new gun laws after Lafayette theater shooting

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Judd Apatow Speaks Out After Louisiana Theater Shooting: “We Need to Find a Way to Do Better”.

Rebel Wilson has reacted to the Thursday shooting at a screening of Trainwreck at a movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana, by urging the U.S. to look to her native Australia when it comes to gun control laws. “I don’t like getting political but America you really have to follow Australia’s example re gun laws,” the Pitch Perfect 2 star tweeted on Friday. “I don’t remember a mass shooting in Australia since they overhauled the gun laws. Her string of tweets comes in the wake of the Louisiana cinema shooting, which saw 59-year-old John ‘Rusty’ Houser open fire with a semiautomatic gun in Lafayette’s Grand Cinema, fatally killing 33-year-old Jillian Johnson and 21-year-old Mayci Breaux. It seems like every week in America there’s a shooting,” she added. “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.” Wilson’s comments follow reactions from other stars including Trainwreck’s Amy Schumer, who said she was heartbroken over the shooting that left three dead, including the gunman, and nine others wounded. “One of the reasons we make these movies is because the world can be so horrifying and we all need to laugh just to deal with it,” he said in a statement provided to EW. “So to have this happen in a room where people were smiling and laughing devastates me. He later turned his .40-caliber handgun on himself. “All of us at Universal Pictures send our heartfelt sympathies to the victims of this senseless tragedy and their families in Louisiana,” the studio said. The incident comes less than a week after James Holmes was found guilty of first-degree murder for opening fire in an Aurora, Colo., movie theater during a 2012 screening of The Dark Knight Rises, killing 12 people and injuring more than 70 others.

Previously, Trainwreck star Amy Schumer had tweeted her sorrow over the murders, writing, “My heart is broken and all my thoughts and prayers are with everyone in Louisiana.” According to police, the shooter – who was identified as 59-year-old John Russell Houser – fired 13 rounds in the theater from a 40-caliber gun.

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