Sophia Bush, a gun owner, opens up about the Parkland shooting: 'Corporate greed does NOT get to kill our kids'

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Sophia Bush is a gun owner, and she wants everyone to know — she’s fed up with guns.

The One Tree Hill alum, who has openly shared several times that she is a seasoned gun owner and operator, shared an impassioned post on Instagram outlining her feelings about the Parkland, Fla., school shooting that left 17 people dead.

Using a photo of 18-year-old survivor Emma Gonzalez, who recently gave a viral speech decrying guns and the NRA, Bush made her feelings clear on the matter.

“Enough is ENOUGH,” she noted. “My right to a hobby is NOT more valuable than a child’s right to get an education without being slaughtered.

“I’m with #EmmaGonzalez,” she continued. “I call BS. We can pass gun laws & you can keep your hobbies. Concessions will have to be made. I’m willing to make them.

The actress also addressed concerns about the Second Amendment, saying, “Gun laws do NOT equate to taking all guns. They don’t… So sit. Down. Take a deep breath.”

She concluded by criticizing the NRA as being a machine out for profit. “Corporate greed does NOT get to kill our kids. These kids said ‘we are the last time.’ I’m with them.”

This isn’t the first time Bush has spoken out about gun control. She has a history of socially voicing her opinions on President Trump and the GOP, and her critique kicked into high gear back in October directly following the shooting in Las Vegas at the Route 91 Harvest festival, the deadliest in U.S. history. Several days after the massacre, she captioned a lengthy post on Instagram addressing her thoughts, which mirror her opinions stated about Parkland.

“I am heartbroken and really, really f***ing angry about America’s gun problem,” Bush said. “I’ve had people tell me to give up my body guards. Guess what? I don’t have any. Tell me that if I’d ever shot a gun in real life I’d feel differently. Guess what? I’ve been a sharp shooter since the age of 12, own my fair share of guns, & love nothing more than an afternoon at the range.”

As of this posting, Bush’s Instagram share on Parkland has received 133,772 likes.

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