Stacey Dash is an advocate of gun ownership, but her reason is a scary one. The actress shared the terrifying story of a time when she feared for her life — and revealed that owning a gun is what saved her. Read her shocking story here.
This is so crazy! Just ahead of National Gun Violence Awareness Day on June 2, Stacey Dash told a chilling story about how owning a gun saved her from potentially being killed by an ex almost 25 years ago. As the 49-year-old actress and Fox News contributor opened up in a new interview about her violent past relationship, she also hinted that she supports gun possession because of her horrific incident.
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“A gun saved my life,” she told People. “That’s why my Second Amendment right will not be taken away from me.”
After admitting that she held on to her abusive boyfriend because she was “starving for love,” Stacey explained that the man continued to stalk her even after they split and she had a child with another man. One night when she was home with her son Austin, who is now 25, her attacker returned and raped her. “He had a gun to my head and I thought, ‘My son is in that crib right there,'” Stacey said. “[I thought], ‘No you are not going to do this. My son’s life was more important to me than my own.'”
When her abuser came back, Stacey said that she immediately picked up a gun and shot at him several times. Although she never hit the man (“I wanted to kill him,” she said), the gun managed to scare him away. She didn’t mention whether her ex tried anything else after that — but considering that she insisted she won’t have her Second Amendment right taken away from her, it sounds like the gun helped Stacey fend off her attacker once and for all.
Gun ownership has been a controversial topic for years, as countless innocent lives have been taken in shootings across the globe. Most recently, a shooter on the UCLA campus killed two people on June 1, just one day before National Gun Violence Awareness Day. Several celebrities have shown their support for the cause by wearing orange, including Amy Schumer, Julianne Moore, and Spike Lee.
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