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Vince Vaughn Speaks Out And Defends Americans' Rights To Carry Guns

Vince Vaughn is simultaneously taking on "True Detective" and gun rights.

In July's issue of British GQ magazine, Vaughn speaks about his career and a spate of run-of-the-mill comedies that didn't get him anywhere.

He also gives his opinion on Edward Snowden (American hero, not traitor) and carrying guns in public.

When asked about his stance on guns, Vaughn told interviewer Jonathan Heaf,

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.

Vaughn compared restricting gun possession to outlawing forks in an attempt to cure obesity. Instead, according to him, guns should be seen as tools for defense.

He said,

It's well known that the greatest defence against an intruder is the sound of a gun hammer being pulled back... 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*cking schools because they know there are no guns there. They are monsters killing 6-year-olds.

Vaughn, who has politically identified himself as a Libertarian, defended gun ownership in the press before.

He'll appear in the second season of "True Detective," premiering June 21.

Citations: True Detective Star Vince Vaughn Says Guns Should Be Allowed in Schools Because Barring Them Is Like Banning Forks to Stop Making People Fat (Daily Mail)