During the 10th annual Women in the World Summit, Oprah Winfrey made quite the statement. She called gun owners immoral for owning weapons. As if to say there is something wrong with owning more than one gun or abiding by the constitution.
“We live in a country that has somehow confused cruel with funny, serious with intelligent, attitude with belief, personal freedom with stockpiling assault weapons, and what is moral with what is legal,” Winfrey, the evening’s keynote speaker, told the crowd at Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater. “So it is time for women in the world to set the agenda. It’s time for women to redefine the message. We need to make that message a positive one. Let’s make it ambitious, and inclusive, and brimming with hope.”
“If I were a gambler, I sure would bet that those 42 new congresswomen have experience with issues that few congressmen have ever had to face. Let’s see, let’s start with the profound and abiding lack of equitable pay; ditto the lack of affordable childcare,” Winfrey said. “There is the distinct possibility of being sexually assaulted in college or raped on a date.
There are the bosses who believe that the female anatomy is theirs for the grabbing. There’s the shocking abuse of women serving in our military. We could go on and on, and be here all night. But if this sort nonchalant brutality has wounded our spirit in any way, I’m here tonight to say that it has also galvanized our determination to live with greater depth, with greater tenacity and backbone.”
This is not the first time that Winfrey has spoken out against guns as she donated to the Parkland inspired March For Our Lives back in 2018.
“George and Amal, I couldn’t agree with you more. I am joining forces with you and will match your $500,000 donation to ‘March For Our Lives.’ These inspiring young people remind me of the Freedom Riders of the 60s who also said we’ve had ENOUGH and our voices will be heard.”