Vince Vaughn has never been one to hold his tongue, and his recent statements are bound to ruffle a few feathers.
In the July issue of British GQ, the 45-year-old dishes with the magazine about the second season of True Detective, but the conversation quickly turns political.
From saying Edward Snowden is a hero to calling America’s crusade against drugs ‘ridiculous’, the actor doesn’t hold back with his opinions.
However, his views on gun control will certainly shock many readers.
On whether individuals should have the right to bare arms, the Couples Retreat star said:
“I support people having a gun in public full stop, not just in your home. 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.”
He later goes on to theorize that the mass shootings that have happened in recent years — notably 2012’s Sandy Hook massacre that left 20 children and six staffers dead — are due to the country’s ban on weapons.
“Take mass shootings. They’ve only happened in places that don’t allow guns. These people are sick in the head and are going to kill innocent people. They are looking to slaughter defenceless human beings. They do not want confrontation. 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 six-year-olds.”
So does this mean that the Minnesota native believes guns should be allowed in schools?
It turns out├óΓé¼┬ª yes.
“Of course├óΓé¼┬ª Banning guns is like banning forks in an attempt to stop making people fat. Taking away guns, taking away drugs, the booze, it won’t rid the world of criminality.”
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