Vince Vaughn feels guns in schools are a good idea. The True Detective star said that banning guns from schools makes as much sense as “banishing fork[s] to stop making people fat.” The 45-year-old movie star made comments about school safety as he defended his Second Amendment right to own a gun.
“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. 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,” Vince Vaughn said during an interview with GQ Magazine.
“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 True Detective star added.
Vince Vaughn also addressed mass shootings at schools and other public spaces during the interview where he touted the importance of Second Amendment rights. The True Detective star echoed the comments uttered by many right to bear arms activists and concealed carry permit holders when pointing out why mass shooters may choose the locations they do when committing their horrific crimes.
“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. These people are sick in the head and are going to kill innocent people. They are looking to slaughter defenceless human beings… In all of our schools it is illegal to have guns on campus, so again and again these guys go and shoot up these… schools because they know there are no guns there. They are monsters killing six-year-olds.”
Vince Vaughn added that the “greatest defense” against an assailant is the “sound of a gun hammer being pulled back.”
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