I’ve always been a fan of Vince Vaughn. Sure, he is a bit one dimensional in terms of his acting, apart from his role in “Psycho” and this latest role in HBO’s “True Detective,” Vaughn indubitably plays the fast-talking funny guy.
But on occasion, who doesn’t love the fast-talking funny guy? What is “Swingers” without Trent? What is “Old School” without Beanie? What is “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” without Eddie?
What I didn’t know about Vaughn is that he is a supporter of the Second Amendment. Here is what he told GQ in a recent interview:
“I support people having a gun in public full stop[sic], 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.”
Pretty cool statement. Unlike most of the Hollywood elite, Vaughn appears to get it. I’ll have to add him to my list of “Top 5 Pro-Gun Celebrities.”