Alyssa Milano sits down with Ted Cruz to talk guns

The gun debate between Alyssa Milano and Ted Cruz went down yesterday and was live streamed on the Senator’s Facebook page. Fred Guttenberg, a parent of a Parkland student who died in the school shooting, along with Ben Jackson, co-founder of #NoRA, also came with Milano.


During the sit-down, Milano revealed that she has two guns at home for self defense.

After Guttenberg said he was offended by Cruz’s beliefs that gun control measures will take away American’s rights to bear arms, Milano said “By the way, I have two guns in my household for self-defense, just so you know.”

She also asked Cruz to “please do something” about the gun problem.

“That is why this meeting was so important to me. I wanted to look at you in the eye, and know that you really are a human with a heartbeat,” she added.

After the meeting, Milano tweeted,” I just left. He was gracious. I’m unsure if it changes anything. But appreciative for the opportunity to bridge the divide with civil, meaningful, discussion. Link to entire meeting below.

Cruz responded with “Always grateful for the opportunity to engage in positive, civil discussion on substantive issues. Today’s meeting with @Alyssa_Milano and @fred_guttenberg was productive and respectful, and I appreciate their willingness to come here with an open mind.”



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