Tom Selleck steps down from the NRA’s board of directors
‘Blue Bloods’ star Tom Selleck is reportedly no longer a member of the National Rifle Association, the board of directors. According to the actor’s publicist, Selleck has stepped down from the board due to his work schedule, ” but he was never really ‘active on the forum.’
“Blue Bloods” star Tom Selleck has resigned from the National Rifle Association, the board of directors, the actor’s publicist confirmed to Fox News.
Selleck, 73, is a member of the NRA since he was 8 years old, The Track, a non-profit website with regard to gun violence in America, reported on Tuesday. He also received the most votes in the board of directors of the elections in 2017. A spokeswoman said he resigned because of time commitments.
Selleck, an avid gun collector, has won a couple of rifles and revolvers of his films to the NRA National Firearms Museum.
Annett Wolf, the actor’s publicist, told The Track that Selleck has stepped down from the board of directors “due to his work schedule,” but noted that he was never really “active on the board.”
Selleck is still a NRA member, Wolf added.
Wolf confirmed to Fox News that Selleck has stepped down from the board of directors and refused to comment further. A request for a response from the NRA was not immediately answered.
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“He has nothing to do with the policy,” Wolf told the outlet. “He has never been active on the board or something that the NRA engages in. He is almost always a silent board of directors.”
The former face of “Magnum P. I.” came under fire as a result of the comments he made about “The Rosie O’donnell Show” in 1999 for his firearms advocacy. He went on the talk show to promote the film “The love letter”, but instead got in a debate with O’donnell about guns in the aftermath of the Columbine massacre.
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“But you can’t say that guns don’t bear a responsibility,” O’donnell asked. “As the makers of the TEC-9 assault rifle… Why wouldn’t the NRA be against assault rifles? This is a weapon that can shoot five bullets in a second. This is the weapon that those guys have to be brought to the school. Why the NRA wouldn’t say as a matter of compromise, ‘We agree, assault weapons are not good.”
“I’m not…I can’t speak for the NRA,” he replied.
“But you’re their spokesperson Tom, so you must be responsible for what they say,” O’donnell said.
“But I’m not a spokesperson. I am not a spokesperson of the NRA,” Selleck said.
MSNBC star Lawrence O’donnell also brought up Selleck the role of the NRA in 2013 following the Sandy Hook shooting, says he questioned Selleck is “the mankind”.
Kathleen Joyce is a breaking/trending news producer for FoxNews.com. You can follow her via @Kathleen_Joyce8 on Twitter.