- The Washington Times - Monday, June 10, 2013

Katee Sackhoff, the Hollywood actress known for her tomboyish, gun-toting star roles in hard-charging action flicks and TV shows — including one as mercurial but talented pilot Kara “Starbuck” Thrace on the television series “Battlestar Galactica” — has taken a Twitter hit for her pro-gun messages.

She tweeted on Monday: “On a lighter note since I’ve lost half my followers due to talking about gun safety … the sun is shining and Happy Monday. Love your neighbor today.”

She still has 98,500 followers. And her fans are telling her not to worry about the Twitter abandonment.

Mark T. Clemente tweeted to her: “Real fans won’t leave you for wanting people to handle firearms in a safe, responsible way.”

And another, Carrie Dufresne, suggested she not worry.

“You’ve lost the crazy people,” she tweeted. “The logical people stick around and understand what you’re saying.”

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Miss Sackhoff raised a firestorm with the gun-control crowd with the following tweet, in response to a recent media story about a 4-year-old boy who accidentally shot his father.

“Please practice gun safety,” she tweeted. “This is horrible.”

• Cheryl K. Chumley can be reached at cchumley@washingtontimes.com.

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