Ashton Kutcher reveals he had party at same bar as Thousand Oaks shooting, pleads for gun reform
Ashton Kutcher gave an emotional Senate testimony, speaking to the horrific acts he’s seen while fighting to stop sex trafficking around the world.
The shooting at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, Calif., on Wednesday evening was particularly shocking for Ashton Kutcher, who revealed he previously celebrated his birthday at the bar earlier this year.
Wife Mila Kunis “threw me a birthday party this year at the Borderline. The only reason we are alive is the shooter chose a different night,” he tweeted. “My heart goes out to the victims. I’ll say it again… Gun Reform Now! Politicians need to stop standing behind the dollar & Protect the people!”
Late Wednesday, a gunman stormed in, dressed in black, and attacked patrons at the country music bar located about 40 miles west of Los Angeles. At least 11 victims were killed at the scene; a deputy later died from his injuries, Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean said. The gunman, later identified by police as Ian David Long, was found dead inside.
Kutcher, 40, also revealed that he received a gun in the parking lot of the Borderline Bar and Grill following his birthday party.
“This isn’t an either/or it’s a both! Support mental health initiatives & support Gun Reform Now,” Kutcher tweeted. “My friend gave me a gun as a gift in the parking lot of the borderline on my birthday. I’ve never shot it. I don’t think I ever will.”