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Rebel Wilson on Lafayette theater shooting: America should look to Australia for gun laws

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Rebel Wilson has reacted to Thursday’s mass shooting during a screening of Trainwreck at a movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana, by urging the U.S. to look to her native Australia when it comes to gun control laws.

“I don’t like getting political but America you really have to follow Australia’s example re gun laws,” the Pitch Perfect 2 star tweeted on Friday.

“I don’t remember a mass shooting in Australia since they overhauled the gun laws. It seems like every week in America there’s a shooting,” she added. “I just want people to be safe, especially people that are doing one of my favorite things in the WORLD – going out to the movies 2 have fun.”

Wilson’s comments follow reactions from other stars, including Trainwreck’s Amy Schumer, who said she was heartbroken over the shooting that left three dead, including the gunman, and nine others wounded.

“My heart is broken and all my thoughts and prayers are with everyone in Louisiana,” Schumer tweeted Thursday.

Judd Apatow, who directed Trainwreck, also offered his condolences.

“One of the reasons we make these movies is because the world can be so horrifying and we all need to laugh just to deal with it,” he said in a statement provided to EW. “So to have this happen in a room where people were smiling and laughing devastates me. My thoughts and love go out to the victims and anyone touched by this madness or any madness. We, as a country, need to find a way to do better.”

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