Vince Vaughn recently gave his stance on guns in schools in 'GQ' interview.
Vince Vaughn, Hollywood actor and "True Detective" star, came out with guns blazing in a recent interview with British "GQ." Though Vaughn has been fairly quiet on his political views in the past, his recent comments about the 2nd amendment and guns in schools makes his stance crystal clear.
When asked if he supports the freedom to carry on campus, he said "Of course."
Vaughn explained that he supports allowing guns in schools because it will act as a deterrent against the criminals who seek "gun-free zones."
"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 defenseless 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," Vaughn said in an interview with GQ.
Vaughn continued to make his argument by pointing out that politicians send their children to schools protected by armed staff, so we should be allowed the same rights to protect our family. But guns in schools isn't the only place that Vaughn supports gun ownership.
The actor, who also stars in well-known films such as "The Wedding Crashers" and "Dodgeball," stated that he supports gun ownership in America and that everyone should exercise their second amendment right.
"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," Vaughn said. "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 defense against an intruder is the sound of a gun hammer being pulled back."
Vaughn continued his argument by saying that banning guns will not stop criminal activity just as banning forks won't solve America's obesity problem. People will ultimately do what they want to in the end and placing restrictive laws on the American people will not rid the world of criminality. Our country already has restrictive laws in place and Vaughn believes that they aren't working.
"Governments claim to write endless laws to protect us, a law for this, a law for that, but are they working? I don't think so. The consequences are that there is a staggering loss of freedom for the individual," Vaughn said.
Whether it's the need to protect children from mass shooters or our country from corrupt and abusive government, Vaughn is openly supportive of the constitutional right to own a firearm.