It’s always refreshing to hear some common sense coming out of Hollywood.
Actress/producer Alana Stewart says she’s in the minority in Hollywood when it comes to her views on gun ownership.
“It bothers me when the Hollywood elite are all so against people having guns and want rigorous gun restrictions. But I am friends with a lot of them, and most have armed guards with them or outside their homes,” Stewart told FOX411’s Pop Tarts column. “And I think that is hypocritical. It’s fine to have armed guards, but don’t then tell everyone else they can’t own a gun.”
Stewart doesn’t hire armed security, either. Instead, she sleeps with her gun on her bedside table.
“It is my protection and makes me feel safer. I have had to pull it out a few times when I have heard noises at night, but I’ve never had to use it,” she continued, adding that she grew up in a small Texas town and was in awe of her “fearless” grandmother who would head out into the darkness with a gun in hand when suspicious things stirred in the wee hours.
She’s also well aware of the impact violent films can have on a “disturbed person” and recognizes that new gun laws won’t change criminals’ access to and use of guns. Meanwhile, many of her colleagues are advocating for gun control—some of whom are even ‘demanding a plan’ to end gun violence despite having starred in films involving gun violence.