Actress and activist Alyssa Milano implored her followers on Tuesday to stop stockpiling weapons, saying the increase in firearm purchases could have "dire" consequences.
"Americans bought over 2 million firearms in March of 2020, over a million more than this time last year," Milano said in a Twitter video. "We have to keep each other safe by social distancing and washing our hands and not bringing dangerous firearms into our homes."
Milano said she is concerned that the weapons people are buying during the pandemic could end up in "households, schools, churches, bars, and on our streets in the future."
"So we all have to look out for each other. Please, please, please share this video to help stop the coronavirus gun surge," Milano said. "We can't lose any more lives to guns during this pandemic or after it's over."