Tamera Mowry-Housley is pleading for an end to gun violence after her niece was killed in the Thousand Oaks shooting.
“We need change when it comes to gun violence,” she stated on “The Real.” “And I don’t care if I have to knock on the doors of the White House to do it, to advocate change.”
Alaina Housley was one of the 12 people killed at Borderline Bar & Grill where a gunman opened fire at a country-themed college night. Mowry-Housley took a brief hiatus to grieve the loss of her niece but talked about her close relationship to the 18-year-old upon her return to the show.
“Alaina was my little sister. She was my niece from marriage, but she was my friend and my sister from my heart,” she stated. “And it’s sad to say this, but you have to be living underneath a rock to not believe these words. Our country is sick. It’s diseased. It needs healing.”
Mowry-Housley explained we should never have to fight for the safety of our children. She also said that if we talk to our representatives and really emphasize the impact gun reform, or the lack thereof, has on families, then change can be enacted.