Prince Andrew’s ex Lady Victoria Hervey says she feels ‘safer’ when carrying a gun

Prince Andrew’s ex Lady Victoria Hervey says she feels ‘safer’ when carrying a gun in ‘dangerous’ LA and insists a ban on firearms would lead to a ‘genocide’ in the US

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Prince Andrew‘s former girlfriend Lady Victoria Hervey has insisted she feels ‘safer’ when carrying a gun in ‘dangerous LA‘ – and has suggested a ban on firearms would lead to a ‘genocide’ in the US.

The 45-year-old socialite and former ‘It Girl’, who is the daughter of the 6th Marquess of Bristol, and has in the past shared controversial opinions, told The Mirror that while she supports stricter regulations, she doesn’t agree with at total ban.

It comes after thousands of people rallied in Washington DC and across the US in a renewed push for gun control measures following recent mass shootings in Uvalde, Texas, and Buffalo, New York state.

Speaker after speaker in Washington called on senators, who are seen as a major impediment to legislation, to act or face being voted out of office, especially given the shock to America’s conscience after 19 children and two teachers were killed on May 24 at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde.

Prince Andrew's former girlfriend Lady Victoria Hervey (pictured) has insisted she feels 'safer' when carrying a gun in 'dangerous LA' - and has suggested a on firearms would lead to a 'genocide' in the US

Prince Andrew’s former girlfriend Lady Victoria Hervey (pictured) has insisted she feels ‘safer’ when carrying a gun in ‘dangerous LA’ – and has suggested a on firearms would lead to a ‘genocide’ in the US 

Lady Victoria Hervey, who enjoys a trip to the shooting range, said that while she agrees stricter regulations are needed, she feels 'safer' when she is carrying a gun, and is against a total ban on firearms

Lady Victoria Hervey, who enjoys a trip to the shooting range, said that while she agrees stricter regulations are needed, she feels ‘safer’ when she is carrying a gun, and is against a total ban on firearms

The socialite, pictured during the amfAR Cannes Gala in late May, claimed police are encouraging people to get 'concealed carry' gun licenses in order to protect themselves from the rising crime in Los Angeles

The socialite, pictured during the amfAR Cannes Gala in late May, claimed police are encouraging people to get ‘concealed carry’ gun licenses in order to protect themselves from the rising crime in Los Angeles

Lady Victoria said the Texas shooting was ‘terrible’ but claimed taking the right away  [to carry guns] ‘could be disastrous’.

She controversially claimed: ‘It could lead to mass genocide if the government was to go to war against its people.’

The socialite added: ‘It’s terrifying what is happening in Hollywood. The amount of people I know who have had a home invasion and survived because they had a gun,’ she said, adding she believes people should have the right to arm themselves. 

She claimed police are encouraging people to get ‘concealed carry’ gun licenses in order to protect themselves from the rising crime in Los Angeles. 

Lady Victoria, pictured at a shooting range, said she has got her own gun and plans to move to Miami because LA is becoming too dangerous

Lady Victoria, pictured at a shooting range, said she has got her own gun and plans to move to Miami because LA is becoming too dangerous 

The socialite during shooting practice. While she agreed more regulations on guns are needed, Lady Victoria said people should have the right to carry guns

The socialite during shooting practice. While she agreed more regulations on guns are needed, Lady Victoria said people should have the right to carry guns 

Lady Victoria agreed regulations should be stricter and medical background checks should be more thorough to make sure that guns don’t fall into the wrong hands. 

The former It Girl added that she is moving to Miami, Florida, to avoid the rising violence in LA, and that she bought a gun for herself. 

She said that she hasn’t had to use her gun so far and hopes she won’t have to, but added she knows people who use it for self-defence. 

According to the Gun Violence Archive, since the beginning of the year there have been 259 mass shootings and a total of 19,457 deaths due to gun violence as a whole around the country. 

Thousands of people show up to the National Mall to protest gun violence as Congress and lawmakers struggle to decide how to handle gun violence in the US. Gun violence has killed more than 19,300 people so far this year in the United States, according to the Gun Violence Archive

Thousands of people show up to the National Mall to protest gun violence as Congress and lawmakers struggle to decide how to handle gun violence in the US. Gun violence has killed more than 19,300 people so far this year in the United States, according to the Gun Violence Archive

A Parkland protester holds a sign that reads: 'I still live in fear.' The March for Our Lives protests started in Florida after the Parkland shooting. It was created by former student, David Hogg

A Parkland protester holds a sign that reads: ‘I still live in fear.’ The March for Our Lives protests started in Florida after the Parkland shooting. It was created by former student, David Hogg 

This comes as thousands of people rallied in Washington DC and across the United States in a renewed push for gun control measures.

David Hogg, a survivor of the 2018 shooting that killed 17 students and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, said: ‘If our government can’t do anything to stop 19 kids from being killed and slaughtered in their own school, and decapitated, it’s time to change who is in government.’

Mr Hogg co-founded the March For Our Lives organisation following the Parkland shooting, with its first rally in Washington not long after the event.

Yolanda King, granddaughter of Martin Luther King Jr, added: ‘This time is different because this isn’t about politics. It’s about morality. Not right and left, but right and wrong, and that doesn’t just mean thoughts and prayers. That means courage and action.’

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