The last thing you would expect to hear from a Hollywood actor is a conservative and logical point of view. Liberal Hollywood is known for their “progressive” outlook onÂ importantÂ issues such as gun control. But Vince Vaughn is speaking out for the safety of our children with some common sense solutions.
In a new interview with the UK edition of GQ magazine, Vaughn explains what the right to bear arms really means.
“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.”
If that didn’t disturb liberal Hollywood enough, he also goes on to address just how ineffective Gun Free Zones have been.
“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. 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.”
When the interviewer asks Vaughn directly if we should have guns in our schools he answered,
“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.”
Vince Vaughn is dead right on this. Â Last year, the Crime prevention Research Center did a study on this subject and found thatÂ 92% of mass public shootings between January 2009 and July 2014 took place in gun-free zones. Well knownÂ Quinnipiac University economist Mark Gius also confirmed Vaughn’s theory. He examined nearly 30 years of statistics and concluded that stricter gun laws do not result in a reduction in gun violence. In fact, Gius found the opposite â€“ that a proliferation of concealed carry permits can actually reduce incidents of gun crime.