By: Donna Freydkin
Of her many professional achievements, one counts pretty high up there for Julianna Margulies: her role as activist against gun violence.
Thursday, as it happens, is Gun Violence Awareness Day. Margulies is active with the Brady organization, which has made its mission to cut the number of U.S. gun deaths in half by 2025 -- an issue in the headlines again Wednesday after a shooting at UCLA that left two dead.
When Margulies stopped by AOL BUILD in January, gun violence was top of mind with her. She and other big names had just signed a letter praising President Obama for taking measures on gun control. Here's what she had to say back then:
"What I find so fascinating about this whole topic that none has really talked about is that everyone who is pro-gun is anti abortion. They're all pro life but they're killing everybody. None of it makes sense to me, that we wouldn't just have common sense laws. Just common sense laws," said Margulies.
The key word here is "reasonable," said Margulies. "There's no rights being violated. No one has the code to my cell phone, so no should have a code to anyone else's gun. It's that simple."
So what can you do? Wear orange (a color we love anyway) to raise awareness of the gun violence epidemic and honor the victims and survivors. And learn about the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.
Here's a look back at her beloved series, "The Good Wife."