Amanda Meyer destroyed her semi-automatic Sig Sauer on Feb. 16 following the Parkland, Florida, shooting that killed 17 people on Feb. 14.
Meyer posted a video of herself destroying her gun on Facebook, and then gave the gun to police:
The only way that I can know for sure that this gun will never hurt anyone is if it doesn’t exist.
During an interview, CNN Brooke Baldwin said she was not revealing Meyer’s location because pro-gun activists have threatened Meyer for destroying an inanimate object.
Meyer explained the backlash and anger directed towards her:
All of the pro-gun people, hardcore pro-gun people are saying it’s not the gun’s fault, it’s just because our world is not respectful enough.
Then they go on social media and bash me and say “I hope someone breaks into your house and has a gun and you realize why you needed that gun,” or they question my mental fitness because of my brother’s suicide.
So there are just terrible, terrible things. It’s really disconcerting. I don’t take it personally because it’s social media and social media is a really interesting animal.