Vince Vaughn: Guns in schools will deter mass shootings

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Vince Vaughn believes that having guns in schools would deter mass shooters from killing children.

The actor explained his controversial stance on gun control in his British GQ cover story interview.

“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,” Vaughn says.

He goes on to explain that he believes taking away guns won’t cure the world of violence.

“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,” he says. “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.”

Schools aren’t the only place that Vaughn thinks people should be allowed to carry guns. He’s for everyone having the right to carry a fire arm in public.

“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.”

The cover comes just ahead of Vaughn taking on a potentially career-redefining role in Season 2 of HBO’s “True Detective.” Turning away from his comedy roots, Vaughn plays a criminal turned businessman going toe to toe with Colin Farrell in the critically acclaimed series.

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5 comments

  • dg54321

    Smart man. I’m sure those paralyzed by fear of inanimate objects will disagree, but we shouldn’t suffer the opinions of fools and cowards.

  • "peety"

    washed up actor says what? Ha ha. He has no movies even in production. Any good agent knows bad publicity is a good a good publicity. But seriously, way to scrape the bottom of barrel Vinny. Maybe Fox will hire you.

    • tootietuttle

      wow….more name calling from the liberal left. It’s the only thing you guys do when you can’t handle free speech that actually might make sense… remember Peety, he made Dodgeball and he is still making movies. Stick with your (wo)man Bruce Jenner and his philosophies…I trust that won’t take you too far…

      • "peety"

        name calling? washed up is a term for an out of work actor.

        His idea is absurd, but yes he can have his opinion and I can too.

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