Jennifer Hudson says gun violence ‘can happen to anybody'

Jennifer Hudson, who lost family members to gun violence, spoke to CNN’s Van Jones about what she hopes people take away from the March for Our Lives.

“For people who are watching what’s happening, know that it can be anybody. It can happen to anybody,” the Oscar winner said Saturday after performing at the Washington D.C. demonstration calling on Congress to enact stricter gun control law.

The topic of gun violence is a personal one for Hudson, who lost her mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew in 2008 when they were shot and killed in their Chicago home. The estranged husband of Hudson’s sister Julia was later convicted of the triple murder and given three life sentences without the possibility of parole.

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“A day like this is almost like reliving it over and over again,” Hudson told Jones. “So it’s obviously something that’s extremely close to home for that reason because you instantly connect. There’s very few people who know what a moment like this means, what it represents, everything it entails.”

Hudson said that it’s impossible for people to understand what the victims’ families are feeling unless they’ve also been through it. There’s one news clip of a grieving mother screaming into the camera at President Trump, “Do something. Action! We need it now!” that gets Hudson’s tears flowing every time.

“She’s angry because it’s like, this is nonsense,” Hudson said. “It’s like reliving it.”

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Hudson said it’s not easy seeing the senseless death time after time not followed up by a change in gun laws. “What is it gonna be next week? Next month?” she asked. “Or when these children who are out here marching right now, when is it their children?”

Watch clips from Hudson’s interview with Jones below, followed by her performance at the March for Our Lives event in D.C.

“For people who are watching … know that it can be anybody … to me, the saddest thing is, no one ever reacts until it happens to them,” says singer Jennifer Hudson, who lost her mother, brother and nephew to gun violence #VanJonesShowhttps://t.co/5J7py0Gk7Gpic.twitter.com/fBKr3xUMhp

- CNN (@CNN) March 24, 2018

“It’s not easy to keep seeing. What is it gonna be next week? Next month?” an emotional Jennifer Hudson asks @VanJones68, reflecting on March for Our Lives #VanJonesShowhttps://t.co/xeRDABFPnPpic.twitter.com/2or9VerNCV

- CNN (@CNN) March 24, 2018

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