Vince Vaughn defends gun rights

Vince Vaughn

Hollywood star Vince Vaughn has insisted that guns should be allowed in US schools – saying that banning them is like banishing forks “to stop making people fat”.

The 45-year-old told GQ magazine that he supported the right to own a gun.

Despite a series of shootings in US schools, asked whether guns should be allowed, he 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.”
Vince Vaughn

The True Detective actor added: “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.”

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