When “Sons of Anarchy” star Katey Sagal appeared on “Katie” Tuesday (November 5), she shared some surprising information with host Katie Couric, revealing she was on the scene at the Los Angeles International Airport shooting on November 1.
“I was there at LAX,” she says. “I was in Terminal 3. I was in lock down for about six hours. It was frightening. It was absolutely frightening to be in that situation.”
Couric also mentions recent violence in schools and the parallels one can draw to “Sons of Anarchy,” considering an elementary school shooting is at the heart of Season 6. “In terms of the television show, the fact is that people should be continuing that conversation,” Katey says. “My husband who wrote that episode [creator Kurt Sutter] felt like it’s a show about a club that runs guns and our lead character is a guy with a couple kids. So it would make sense that that kind of thing would happen.”
Sagal continues, “It’s a horrible thing to have to acknowledge, but it’s what’s going on and we need to keep talking about it.” For those that don’t follow the series, the motorcycle club at the center of the story is responsible for the gun used in the shooting.
“Sons of Anarchy” airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. on FX.