In an old NRA advertisement (seen above) that resurfaced this week, one of actresses caught the eye of the Internet. The 1993 television spot titled ‘Laughing Criminal’ featured a speaking spot for then struggling actress Molly Shannon. Shannon would of course go on to Saturday Night Live and film fame.
When reached for comment, Shannon seemed a bit displeased but used the opportunity to strangely flip the tables and advocate for gun control.
“I made this commercial 20 years ago as a struggling actress…not as a personal advocate for the NRA. I’m glad this now gives me the opportunity to advocate publicly for gun control legislation. As a mother, I see the necessity more than ever for sane, safe laws regulating guns in this country and I am deeply ashamed that the resurfacing of this dumb, ugly commercial might suggest otherwise.”