Ashton Kutcher has the feeling that Wednesday night, after his wife Mila Kunis chose the location to celebrate his birthday earlier this year, a happy escape has made the massive shooting in Thousand Oaks, California.
The actor – who turned 40 on February 7 – went to Twitter to share his story with his approximately 18 million followers and pleaded with the US government when he made a call for change.
Kutcher shared sympathy with those who had lost loved ones and were involved in the Borderline Bar & Grill massacre – about 45 minutes drive from his home in Carpinteria – where 12 people were killed.
Ashton Kutcher & # 39; s wife Mila Kunis was his birthday at the same location as the mass shooting
Terrified patrons – many of whom were university students – scramble for the exits after the shooter started shooting at Borderline Bar & Grill at Thousand Oaks, California Wednesday
Kutcher said: 'Only the reason we live is that the shooter chose another night'.
Kutcher asked to simply test the revolution of weapons in the United States
At the same time, he asked those who were against revolu- tion of weapons no longer to be motivated by money.
& # 39; My wife threw me a birthday party on the Borderline this year. Only the reason we live is that the shooter chose a different night, "he tweeted Thursday night. & # 39; My heart goes out to the victims. I'll say it again … Gun Reform Now! Politicians have to stop behind the dollar and protect the people! & # 39;
Kutcher is no stranger to firearms; he chased through his childhood, worked at a gun club and even revealed that his friend presented him with a gun as a gift the same night he celebrated his milestone birthday this year.
He used his anecdotes in the hope of being a voice of reason between the two parties who are for and against arms control, and protests that revolution in weapons does not mean they have to strip each in the land of their weapons.
& # 39; No body takes your guns! Weapon reform !!!!! Let it be a test. Your voters do not want to die when they go to church or to a concert or a bar! & # 39; he posted. The BS rhetoric surrounding the arming of more people to protect others is exactly that, BS! Armed people were killed last night! Gun Reform now !!! & # 39;
Dressed in black with his hood closed, Ian David Long (28) opened fire with a pistol with an illegal magazine with extra capacity.
He shot a guard outside the bar and then went inside and focused his attention on employees and customers, the authorities said.
The dead included a man who had survived last year's carnage in Las Vegas, Telemachus Orfanos, 27.
Lang apparently killed himself when the authorities went inside.
Kutcher pleaded with Ivanka Trump whose brother-in-law Joshua Kushner was (right) at his party at the bar for his birthday party. On the left is Ivanka & # 39; s husband Jared Kushner
He also noted how Ivanka – who converted to Judaism when she married – had been a victim of a massive shooting
Kutcher pleaded especially for Ivanka Trump; the 37-year-old daughter of President Donald Trump who moves in the same social circles.
He told Ivanka – who converted to Judaism when she married Jared Kushner – how just as easily her brother-in-law had been shot when the gunman carried out his anger outburst in the night of Kutcher's party.
He brought it home by seemingly referring to the 11 Jewish people who died in the recent terrorist attack in a synagogue in Pittsburgh.
& # 39 ;. @IvankaTrump your brother-in-law was at that birthday party. He could just as easily have been a victim. You go to the synagogues, you could be a victim! & # 39; He wrote. & # 39; Talk to your father! Pray with your father! Let this be your inheritance! Gun Reform now! & # 39;
A view of the Borderline and the parking area where the FBI investigates
The bar was full of hundreds of people attending a popular event for students, causing several deaths
People crawl together on a parking lot along South Moorpark Road in the wake of a mass shooting in Borderline Bar & Grill, on Thursday
Tim Dominguez, who was in the bar with his son, was desperate under the highway
The shooter burst into the bar at around 11.20 pm, concealed himself in black as he threw smoke bombs and started shooting at targets that were not yet 18 years old.
Kutcher focused attention on the mental health problems that plagued many of the people who have shot attacks.
While the motive for the attack is being investigated, Long was a former machine gun and a war veteran from Afghanistan.
Authorities said he did not have a criminal record, but was interviewed last April by the police at his home after an episode of agitated behavior that told officers that it could be a post-traumatic stress disorder.
A mental health specialist met him and did not feel he had to be admitted to the hospital.
Long was in the marines from 2008 to 2013, rose to the rank of corporal and served in Afghanistan in 2010-11 before being fired honorably, the Army said. File records show that he was married in 2009 and divorced in 2013.
Kutcher focused attention on the mental health problems that plagued many of the people who have shot attacks
Kutcher said the Bureau for Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives should place more value on the background checks
The actor said that good means must be provided to war veterans to get the help they need
Kutcher said the Office of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives should place greater value on background checks – including reports of mental instability for those who buy weapons and provide good resources for war veterans to get the help they need.
& # 39; Cattle ATF. Prevent hostile, mentally unstable people from getting guns! Support our veterans who return from raw materials out of war! Gun Reform now! & # 39; Kutcher tweeted.
Ian David Long committed suicide after performing the mass shooting. He was a former machine gun and a war veteran from Afghanistan
ATF must require background checks. Improve state and federal systems for owners and buyers of veterinarians. Connect mental health records with the purchase of firearms. More funding for mental health. Focus AG (when we get one) on arms trade and illegal acquisition. Gun Reform now! & # 39;
Thousand Oaks, where the recordings took place, is a city of about 130,000 people, about 40 miles from Los Angeles, being listed annually as one of the safest cities in America.
Kutcher suggested that the current way of approaching the right to carry weapons may be out of date.
The right to bear arms was based on the idea that we could form a militia to fight back against an unjust government. Is that realistic today? & # 39; he asked. & # 39; An atomic bomb is an arm. Do you have the right to own that? Gun Reform Now !! Nobody takes your weapons. & # 39;
In response to other mass shootings, President Trump has suggested that more armed people would reduce the number of tragedies.
But Kutcher asked those who are afraid to fall back on easy access to buying weapons, which they are really afraid of.
& # 39; If your argument is that these reforms will not change anything, I just ask & # 39; What problems will the reforms cause? & # 39;
Kutcher asked those who are afraid to fall back on easy access to buying weapons, which they are really afraid of
Kutcher suggested that the current way of approaching the right to carry weapons might be out of date
Kutcher called on many powerful figures to reconsider their position on revolver-reform reform
He revealed that his friend gave him a gun this year as a birthday present at the Borderline Bar & Grill