Gun control has rocketed to the forefront of the national conversation in America in the wake of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida. Many celebs have come out in support with money and praise for the Parkland teenagers calling for better gun legislation, but The Blacklist's Megan Boone is tackling the issue from another angle.
In a tweet sent on this morning, Boone promised that her character Liz Keen, who is an FBI agent on the show, would never again carry an assault rifle on screen.
Liz Keen will never carry an assault rifle again and I am deeply sorry for participating in glorifying them in the past. Yours, girl from Florida— Megan Boone (@MeganBoone) February 23, 2018
The tweet evoked a mixed feelings from fans of The Blacklist, some cheering on Boone's determination to stand against the glorification of gun violence that many TV shows engage in these days. Others claim she's taking things too far, mixing up reality and fiction.
When one fan asked whether or not that would be hard to achieve, seeing as her character would need to be armed as an FBI agent, Boone responded, "I am not SWAT." You've got to hand it to her there, since we don't remember Mulder and Scully carrying around too many AR-15's on their cases.
Boone hails from Florida herself and has been very supportive of the gun control rhetoric coming from the Parkland shooting victims in the last week. She even tweeted at one of the kids directly, "Dear Sarah, can we be friends?! You're, like, the coolest. Why weren't high school kids like YOU when I was in Florida?!"
The Blacklist airs Wednesday at 8/7c on NBC.