Monday, June 01, 2015
An actor who surprisingly supports gun rights
Vince Vaughn is an actor-comedian whom I am vaguely familiar with due to his age. Only 45. He was in Ben Stiller's excellent remake of "Starsky and Hutch," which starred a red and white 1975 Ford Gran Torino. Vaughn's net worth is about $50 million more than mine.
But Vaughn likely will be more famous as an A-Lister who became a C-Lister after telling the British edition of GQ he supports gun rights.
From Vince Vaughn: "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. 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. 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."
Wow. Asked if there should be guns in school, Vaughn said: "Of course. 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."
If I did DVDs or Net Flix, I'd be watching a few Vince Vaughn movies.