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Friday, July 17, 2015

“The Only Equalizer You Have”

Beautiful Hollywood actresses often have many admirers. Unfortunately, a few “fans” can take their obsession to the extreme and turn into deadly stalkers.  

Kelly Carlson of “Nip/Tuck” fame found herself the victim in such a scenario. Fearing for her life after repeated break-ins and stalking, she contacted police. Unable to garner support there, she turned to alternate methods—she purchased a gun (“the only equalizer you have,” she says) and received counter-surveillance training. 

With that frightening chapter in her life now behind her, Carlson is speaking out—recognizing her viewpoint could jeopardize her career. “If this happened to me, it’s happened to millions of women,” she says. “I have the responsibility to educate people about firearms and also share my story.”

Carlson has appeared on Outdoor Channel’s “NRA All Access” and “NRA News Cam & Co.” Additionally, she’ll join the cast of “Defending Our America,” coming to NRA News this fall.