Kim Kardashian Weighed In On The Gun Control Debate And Actually Made A Really Good Point

The mother-of-two has given her two cents on the ongoing issue and, well, made a lot of sense.

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In recent months, you will have noticed how Kim Kardashian has remained relatively under the radar when it comes to public appearances and posts on social media.

Other than the occasional post of her family, celebration for amassing over 100 million Instagram followers, images of her fashion/hair icon, Cher, and appearances at the Met Gala, the reality star appears to be prioritising life at home with her children, Saint and North, and husband, Kanye West over showing off her glamorous lifestyle on social media.

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However, last week the 35-year-old took the opportunity to voice her support for increasing gun control laws ahead of national fun violence awareness day (2 June) on her blog.

Referencing the up-coming one year anniversary of the Orlando nightclub shooting, the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star wrote:

In almost 20 years, our country has made very little progress in enacting laws that would help protect innocent Americans from people who should not have access to firearms. Right now, there are more guns owned by civilians in this country than in any other country in the world.

Criticising President Donald Trump, who met with Kim's husband Kanye days after his election in January, the media mogul went onto write:

In February of this year, president Trump actually signed a bill revoking a regulation recommended by President Obama that would have added 75,000 names of people with registered mental illnesses to a national background check database. This is crazy!

There is such a disconnect between what the country needs to protect our people and the laws that are proposed and enacted. We have imposed restrictions on a number of constitutional rights for the sake of protecting people in this country, including freedom of speak and the right to exercise religious beliefs, so why is the second amendment any different?

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Referencing her own experience with guns following her armed robbery attack last October in Paris, the star added:

I'm not against guns and I'm not against people owning guns. After what happened to me in Paris, I know how important it is to be safe and to have armed security.

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Revealing her own security team is armed at all times, Kardashian-West explained her security staff 'also support stricter gun control laws and believe that we should restrict access to firearms for people with mental illness, anyone previously convicted of a misdemeanour, those who have been subject to a temporary restraining order and those at a higher risk of committing gun violence'.

The mother ended her message to her fans, concluding:

We all have a voice and a right to feel safe, to be protected from people who are a threat, particuarly when handed a deadly weapon.

I want to help build a safer future for my children and I believe together we can find ways to do that, while still protecting the rights of the American people.

My baby boo @thekidssupply

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Whatever your views on gun ownership in the US, I think we can all agree a change to the law in terms of gun control and access is necessary in order to protect the lives of innocent civilians.

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