In a new interview with GQ magazine that was published earlier today, actor Vince Vaughn went out of his way to offer unconditional support of the Second Amendment. The True Detective star said the Second Amendment isn’t about “duck hunting,” it’s about the right of individuals to “resist the supreme power of a corrupt and abusive government.”
Vaughn also added that there’s a reason so many mass shootings in the U.S. happen in so-called gun-free zones:
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.
How to stop monsters from waltzing into gun-free zones and shooting up innocent people? Easy, according to Vaughn: allow adults who work in schools to carry firearms. GQ specifically asked Vaughn if believed 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.
Recent polls show that most Americans agree with Vince Vaughn when it comes to gun rights and the Second Amendment. In a Pew Research poll that was released in December, 57 percent of adult respondents said guns “protect people from becoming crime victims,” compared to only 38 percent who said guns “put people’s safety at risk.”