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Vince Vaughn: Guns in Public and at Schools OK With Him

By    |   Tuesday, 02 Jun 2015 09:36 AM

Hollywood actor Vince Vaughn is giving full-throated support to gun rights: "I support people having a gun in public full stop, not just in your home."

Vaughn's comments in the June 1 issues of British GQ magazine are getting push back on  social media from fellow celebrities.

"We don't have the right to bear arms because of burglars," Vaughn said in the GQ interview. "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," he said. "It's well known that the greatest defense 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."

Vaughn, who described himself as a libertarian in a February interview with Playboy, was equally as vocal in the GQ interview about gun bans around schools.

"You think the politicians that run my country and your country don't have guns in the schools their kids go to? They do," Vaughn told GQ. "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."

Vaughn's comments brought a backlash from left-leaning celebrities.


Vaughn also found supporters on social media as well.


Vaughn, who has made a name for himself with hit comedies like "Wedding Crashers," tries his hand at drama when he will debut this month in the second installment of the HBO series "True Detective" with Colin Ferrell and Rachel McAdams.


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