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Kurt Russell: Restricting Guns Won't Stop Terrorists

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By    |   Thursday, 10 Dec 2015 09:41 PM

Actor Kurt Russell got into a testy debate with Jeffrey Wells of Hollywood Elsewhere when a promotional interview for Quentin Tarantino's "The Hateful Eight" turned to talk of guns.

When Wells called guns "a totem, a metaphor that disenfranchised white guys need" that make them "feel good about themselves," Russell was having none of it.

"If you think gun control is going to change the terrorists' point of view, I think you're, like, out of your mind," Russell said.

"The problem that we're having right now to turn it around … you may think you’ve got me worried about you’re gonna do? Dude, you’re about to find out what I’m gonna do, and that’s gonna worry you a lot more," Russell said.

"That will change the concept of gun culture, as you call it, to something [like] reality. Which is, if I’m a hockey team and I’ve got some guy bearing down on me as a goaltender, I’m not concerned about what he’s gonna do — I’m gonna make him concerned about what I’m gonna do … to stop him. That's when things change."

Wells engaged in debate, but Russell was just as adamant:

Wells: They didn’t kill the people in San Bernardino with cars.

Russell: But they’ve killed others that way, haven’t they? Yeah, yeah. Whaddaya gonna do? Outlaw everything? That isn’t the answer.

Wells: Just put some controls …

Russell: Put some controls? What, so the people, so the people who want to defend themselves can’t?

Wells: No, not so you can’t, just so the idiots can’t get hold of them [so easily], that’s all.

Russell: You really believe they’re not going to? Are you serious about that? What good will that…? Oh my God. You and I just disagree. ... I understand that you think you can control the behavior of people that are deadset on taking your way of life away from you.

"You think you can control that? And there’s only one thing you can do with that. And that’s [to say] 'No, dude, that’s not gonna happen. That’s just not gonna happen.'"

Audio of the whole interview can be heard here.

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