Actor and climate change activist Mark Ruffalo reacted to two recent horrific
mass murders in the U.S. via Twitter on Sunday, declaring “the only safe place in America is airports” because “they don’t allow guns.”
What are the details?
Ruffalo wrote, “America is a country that prides itself on freedom, but we can’t leave our homes without the thought of possibly being gunned down. Where can anyone go in large groups anymore without fear?”
“You can’t go to: Walmart, concerts, the movies, schools, public houses, churches, synagogues, mosques, grocery stores, post offices, food festivals, nightclubs, nursing homes,” the actor continued. “It seems the only safe place in America is airports and that’s because they don’t allow guns in there.”
Several Twitter followers noted that many of the places Ruffalo named as prone to attacks are, indeed, also gun-free zones. Others pointed out that shootings have also occurred at airports.
One of Ruffalo’s followers even brought up an instance where a “madman went crazy in the New Orleans airport [while] wielding a machete and attacked TSA, some passengers,” recalling an incident from 2015.
The Washington Times further reported that Ruffalo’s “critics noted that gun-free zones have historically attracted gunmen due to the anticipated defenselessness of victims.”
The actor did have some supporters of his postings, with fans thanking him for “speaking out” on the issue, and one writing, “Sounds like a strong argument to revoke the Second Amendment. I hope you’ll be supporting a candidate which pledges to do this.”