Jamie Lee Curtis fires back at Fox News after accusation of being hypocritical on gun control

Jamie Lee Curtis struck back at a Fox News article that claimed her advocacy for gun control is hypocritical given her character in the upcoming “Halloween” film uses firearms.

The article said Curtis was “one of several Hollywood actors who use firearms in their films while preaching against them away from the set.”

“It was just silly, because they were trying to make a point without ever asking me what I really think,” the actress told USA Today on Wednesday. “And what I think might surprise them.”

“I am vocal about common-sense gun safety and gun laws,” she explained. “For instance, I fully support an assault weapon ban, I fully support a bump stock ban.”

However, the actress said her views on gun reform don’t necessarily make her anti-gun entirely.

“I fully support the Bill of Rights,” she clarified. “And fully support the Second Amendment. And have absolutely no problem with people owning firearms if they have been trained, licensed, a background check has been conducted, a pause button has been pushed to give time for that process to take place. And they have to renew their license just like we do with automobiles — which are weapons also.”

Curtis reprises her role of Laurie Strode in the upcoming “Halloween,” which will hit theaters on Oct. 19. She has spent the last 40 years preparing to kill Michael Myers, who traumatized her when she was just 17. She told USA Today she was the one who told production not to showcase automatic weapons.

In the movie, when Strode arms her family with guns as Myers gets closer, the character “very specifically says what each weapon does and why you would choose that weapon in self-defense.”

“I’m an actress who’s in slasher movies. I have to be responsible for my own personal choices in my own personal life. But I am an actor for hire. And honestly, if I had made my career as a pacifist actor, I would never have worked, ever,” she explained. “But I have always been proud to represent women who fight back and fight back with intelligence, cunning and creativity, and who fight for their lives and their families’ lives.”

Curtis also tweeted the story on Thursday, and added, “Thanks @Andrea Mandell for the deep dive and and truth telling.”

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 09: Actress Jamie Lee Curtis attends the premiere of National Geographic documentary films' 'Jane' at the Hollywood Bowl on October 9, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
MALIBU, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Actress Jamie Lee Curtis speaks onstage during the Nautica Malibu Triathlon at Zuma Beach on September 17, 2017 in Malibu, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images for Nautica)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 21: Greg Campbell and Jamie Lee Curtis from 'Hondros' pose at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival portrait studio on April 21, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Erik Tanner/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 21: Actress Jamie Lee Curtis attends the 'Hondros' Premiere during 2017 Tribeca Film Festival at Cinepolis Chelsea on April 21, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 21: Actress Jamie Lee Curtis speaks onstage at Women's March Los Angeles on January 21, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 21: Actress / activist Jamie Lee Curtis attends Women's March Los Angeles on January 21, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Brandon Williams/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 05: Jamie Lee Curtis attends Funimation Films Presents 'One Piece Film: Gold' Theatrical Premiere on January 5, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Randy Shropshire/Getty Images for Funimation Entertainment)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 30: Jamie Lee Curtis attends Entertainment Weekly's Popfest at The Reef on October 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 15: Actress Jamie Lee Curtis arrives at the 2016 Children's Hospital Los Angeles 'Once Upon a Time' Gala at the L.A. Live Event Deck on October 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
SCREAM QUEENS: L-R: John Stamos, Jamie Lee Curtis and Emma Roberts in the all-new Blood Drive episode of SCREAM QUEENS airing Tuesday, Nov. 15 (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 05: (L-R) Actor Christopher Guest and actress Jamie Lee Curtis arrive at a Screening Of Netflix's 'Mascots' at the Linwood Dunn Theater on October 5, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Greg Doherty/Getty Images)
Scream Queens: Jamie Lee Curtis in the all-new Chanel Pour Homme-Icide episode of SCREAM QUEENS airing Tuesday, Nov. 1 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 28: Jamie Lee Curtis arrives at the Los Angeles' No Kid Hungry Dinner on September 28, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
BLOOMINGTON, MN - SEPTEMBER 23: Jamie Lee Curtis signs copies of her new book 'This Is Me: A Story of Who We Are and Where We Came From' at Mall of America on September 23, 2016 in Bloomington, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)
THE VIEW - Jamie Lee Curtis and Cookie Johnson visit 'THE VIEW,' 9/20/16 (11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, ET) airing on the ABC Television Network. {Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images) CANDACE CAMERON BURE, WHOOPI GOLDBERG, JOY BEHAR, JAMIE LEE CURTIS, SARA HAINES, JEDEDIAH BILA
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 19: Jamie Lee Curtis Reads Her New Book 'This Is Me' To Children On Ellis Island on September 19, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 05: Actress Jamie Lee Curtis attends the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's grants banquet at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on August 4, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 08: (EDITORS NOTE: This image has been digitally altered) (L-R) Actors Keke Palmer, John Stamos, Billie Lourd, Jamie Lee Curtis, Emma Roberts, Taylor Lautner and Lea Michele from FOX's 'Scream Queens' pose for a portrait during the 2016 Television Critics Association Summer Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 8, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Maarten de Boer/Getty Images)
SCREAM QUEENS: Jamie Lee Curtis in the all-new Scream Again season premiere episode of SCREAM QUEENS airing Tuesday, Sept. 20 (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 22: Actress Jamie Lee Curtis attends the 'Scream Queen' press line during Comic-Con International 2016 on July 22, 2016 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/FilmMagic)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 22: Actress Jamie Lee Curtis, actor John Stamos, editorial editor at Entertainment Weekly Jess Cagle and actor Taylor Lautner attend SiriusXM's Entertainment Weekly Radio Channel Broadcasts From Comic-Con 2016 at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego on July 22, 2016 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
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