Actor Vince Vaughn Bravely Takes A Stand For Gun Bullies Everywhere
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I don't know why it is, but I always feel a little extra bummed when an actor in a show I like turns out to be a real-life jerk. Oh well, I'm over it, and also over True Detective star Vince Vaughn, who is auditioning to become the next Ted Nugent, I think.

In his interview for British GQ, Vaughn bravely stood for guns everywhere -- in schools, on college campuses, bars, you name it, they should be there.

On the American right to own a gun:
"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 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."

On whether guns should be allowed in schools:
"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."

Just one time, I'd like one of these "many guns for everyone" types to instruct me on how we tell the good guys from the bad ones.

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