FourFourThreeOriginally published October 15, 2018 10:21:14The light from a concealed carry firearm can be quite a sight to behold.
And that’s exactly what happened to Carrie Fisher.
She decided to take a photo of her pistol at her favorite place, the Wal-Mart in downtown Madison, Wisconsin.
It was the last day of a summer trip and Fisher was on her way home from work when she noticed the lights in the parking lot.
“I said, ‘What is that?'”
Fisher recalled in a recent interview with FourFour Two.
“I just kept staring at the lights, just watching them go.
And then they went away.”
The lights were gone for good.
Fisher has been a vocal advocate for concealed carry in Wisconsin for years, but her light shows have been more recent.
The idea was to show her fellow Americans that concealed carry is an option that they have an opportunity to take.
“When I look at this picture, I’m in my car, I’ve got my weapon, I can go anywhere and I’m not even a police officer, I have nothing to fear,” Fisher said.
“So I’m just so proud to be carrying.
I’ve been doing this since I was a kid, and I feel like this is the time to do it.
It’s been going on for a while, and we should all be out in the open.
I’m proud to show people that they can do that.”
While Fisher was the one to take the photo, she also has been doing her part to promote concealed carry.
The 28-year-old actress has posted more than 100 photos on her Instagram account of her carrying a handgun and a pistol holster, which she says are “pretty darn cool.”
Fisher recently announced plans to open up a store in Madison and opened up a Facebook page to get the word out.
“It’s about time people started to get it,” Fisher told FourFourOne in a previous interview.
“It’s not about the gun, it’s about the freedom.”
As Fisher’s popularity grows, she said she’s also become a spokesperson for the Second Amendment.
“People are just like, ‘I want to be able to do that, I want to do something about it, I don’t care if I have a gun or not,'” Fisher said of her role in the Second Amendments Movement.
Fisher said she recently spoke at the United States Capitol with Senator Ron Wyden and Representative Adam Schiff, who introduced a bill to create a concealed carrying registry.
“My goal is to educate people about concealed carry, and it’s going to be an easy one to get started, because there are people who have no idea what it’s like,” Fisher added.
The Second Amendment Movement has grown in recent years, with people from around the country taking action on the topic.
In 2014, Florida resident Chris Kavanagh was arrested after he fired at the head of a SWAT team, injuring him and several others.
In 2016, a Colorado man was arrested in Wyoming for attempting to open fire on the police department and then threatening officers.
Fishers said she and others are continuing to be active in the movement.
“There are always more people who are out there who are really interested in being active,” she said.