Actor Vince Vaughn has stirred up some significant controversy due to some comments made in a recent interview with British GQ. Probably the most serious comment of all involves the support of guns in schools.
“I support people having a gun in public full stop, not just in your home,” the True Detective star said. “We don’t have the right to bear arms because of burglars; we have the right to bear arms to resist the supreme power of a corrupt and abusive government. It’s not about duck hunting; it’s about the ability of the individual. It’s the same reason we have freedom of speech. It’s well known that the greatest defense against an intruder is the sound of a gun hammer being pulled back.
Vince Vaughn went on to say that most mass shootings have taken place in places where guns aren’t allowed.
“All these gun shootings that have gone down in America since 1950, only one or maybe two have happened in non-gun-free zones. Take mass shootings. They’ve only happened in places that don’t allow guns,” he said. “These people are sick in the head and are going to kill innocent people. They are looking to slaughter defenseless human beings. They do not want confrontation.”
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The Wedding Crashers actor minced no words about guns in schools.
“In all of our schools it is illegal to have guns on campus, so again and again these guys go and shoot up these f—ing schools because they know there are no guns there. They are monsters killing 6-year-olds,” he said.
“You think the politicians that run my country and your country don’t have guns in the schools their kids go to?” Vince Vaughn told British GQ. “They do. And we should be allowed the same rights.”
The actor doesn’t believe that banning guns will save lives or prevent crimes.
“Banning guns is like banning forks in an attempt to stop making people fat,” he claimed. “Taking away guns, taking away drugs, the booze, it won’t rid the world of criminality.”
Vince Vaughn makes some very bold statements in the July issue of British GQ.
What do you think of his outspoken comments?
Might others listen to Vince Vaughn and his thoughts or has he simply stirred up controversy–and maybe some trouble for himself–with his words?