In a revealing interview with British GQ for their July issue, Vince Vaughn opened up about many topics, including his thoughts on gun laws in America.
The magazine has posted a preview of the interview on their site.
On the topic of Americans’ rights to own guns, Vaughn 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. It’s the same reason we have freedom of speech. It’s well known that the greatest defence against an intruder is the sound of a gun hammer being pulled back.”
Vaughn, who has made public in the past that he owns a gun and believes citizens should have the right to use weapons to project themselves, went on to say that “banning guns is like banning forks in an attempt to stop making people fat.”
Vaughn also believes that guns should be allowed 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—— schools because they know there are no guns there. They are monsters killing six-year-olds… You think the politicians that run my country and your country don’t have guns in the schools their kids go to? They do. And we should be allowed the same rights.”
Vaughn will be seen next in season two of “True Detective,” which premieres June 21 on HBO.
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