Many Hollywood celebrities are rabidly anti-gun, excoriating the NRA and its members on a regular basis, and regularly using their platform to call for strict gun control measures.
Raise your voice America! #GunControl is needed to end violence. We need stricter laws to keep guns out of hands of the wrong people!
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) June 23, 2016
So proud of the Democrats for sitting down in order to stand up for sensible gun control
— Barbra Streisand (@BarbraStreisand) June 23, 2016
For “Top Gun” actress Kelly McGillis, that crowd is no longer one to whom she can belong.
McGillis has decided to apply for a conceal carry permit following an incident last week where a mentally unhinged woman broke into her North Carolina home and waited for McGillis with the intention of harming her.
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McGillis recounted the details on her Facebook page:
Upon entering the house I notice a pair of girls pink sandals and a black larger pair. I thought that maybe one of daughter was here because on [sic] of them has a key. Called out hello several times. I was trying to get rid of the stuff in my hand to better assess what was going on when a stranger, a woman, came barreling down the hallway and began yelling at me. I asked her who she is and why she was in my house and she said ‘you know why you’ve been stalking me in Twitter.’ Not true. At that moment I got worried that there may be someone else in the house with house with her. We have quite a few guns and lots of ammo and that’s when I started to panic. Thinking that if they have one of them I could be shot. I ran out the front door and called 911. She ran out after me and began punching and scratching my trying to grab the phone out of my hand. I began screaming as loud as I could hoping someone somewhere might hear me. I still had my car keys in my hand so I set off the car alarm. That distracted her enough to throw the cell and try to deal with the keys. More fighting ensued. I got the cell phone back and dialed 911 again. More fighting. And she once again had the cell phone. I finally broke away, got in the truck and drove off trying to find a neighbor to call 911… She was apprehended. I’m alright. Scratched and bruise. I feel very thankful it turned out well.
After the incident, McGillis announced she would be getting a conceal carry permit for a gun. McGillis faced some backlash for her decision, which she addressed in another Facebook post explaining her decision.
For those of you on my feed that are telling me that getting a cc permit is not the best choice for me to make, well let me fill you in on a few things that have lead me to this decision. Which by the way, I have struggled over for a long long time. Not being pro gun fanatic. When I was 12 I was gang raped by three men. Later while in College I was living in NY I was held up at gun point. A year or so after that while finding the subway I was hit across the face a few time by a man long who wanted me to give him some kind of a response to his calling me ‘just a white bitch.’ Remarkably or not, no one on the train offered any kind of assistance. Not long after that is when two men broke broke into my apartment while I was there and repeatedly rapped me. I have been stalked by and ex girlfriend who took great pains to try to poison my animals and wreak a swath of destruction of my personal property. After each one of these attacks I moved thinking I could find a safe place. Not. The incident Friday night has now pushed me over the edge. It has been my tipping point. No I am not a victim. I am a survivor.
McGillis added that she never wanted to feel violated again and that’s why she is “going to start carrying a gun.”
h/t: Fox News
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