Vince Vaughn supports gun rights and guns in school. The 45-year-old True Detective star also stated that banning guns from school campuses makes as much sense as "banishing forks" to stop making people fat. Vaughn made comments about school safety as he defended his Second Amendment right to own a gun during a recent magazine interview.
Gun rights activists are heralding Vince Vaughn as a hero and noting the courage it took for him to publicly support Second Amendment rights in Hollywood.
"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 the United Kingdom version of GQ Magazine.
Vince Vaughn also shared his thoughts about NSA whistleblower Eric Snowden during the magazine interview -- calling Snowden a hero for what he did.
"I like what he did," Vaughn said. "My idea of treason is that you sell secrets to the enemy. He gave information to the American people."
Vaughn is starring in the second season of HBO's True Detective alongside Colin Farrell.
"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," Vaughn said. "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."
"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.
Vaughn was not shy about addressing the topic of mass shootings in American and Second Amendment rights to enhance personal protection.
"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 defenseless 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."
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