Just when it seemed that virtually everyone in Hollywood swims in their own hypocritical ocean of restrictive gun control, Die Hard star Bruce Willis told a band of reporters that he is against new gun control measures and believes that if the government destroys the second amendment, any amendment then becomes up for grabs.
”If you take one out or change one law, then why wouldn’t they take all your rights away from you?” asked Willis. ”No one commits a crime because they saw a film. There’s nothing to support that,” he added.
“It’s a difficult thing and I really feel bad for those families,” he said. “I’m a father and it’s just a tragedy. But I don’t know how you legislate insanity. I don’t know what you do about it. I don’t even know how you begin to stop that.”
The 57-year old Bruce Willis stars once again as John McClane in the fifth Die Hard movie set to be released February 14th. Willis also appears in two other movies to be released this year, sequels “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” and “Red 2″.
Meanwhile, Rambo star Sylvester Stallone lectured the American people on the importance of gun control fresh off filming his latest violent film, “Bullet To The Head”, where he shot dead 83 people – averaging a gun death every 3 minutes and 4 seconds. In his previous Rambo film, Stallone shot 78. Stallone’s net worth has reached a whopping $275m off of movies that glorify guns and violence. But, thanks for the lecture, Mr. Stallone.
After another school shooting in the Lone Star State that left three people injured and both suspected shooters in custody, actress and so-called human rights activist Mia Farrow called on Congress to take decisive action and ban all semi-automatic guns.
“That gun-shooting is ‘fun’ doesn’t cut it anymore. And delusional paranoia is not a justifiable reason to keep weapons. Ban semi-auto guns,” wrote Farrow in a series of Twitter posts. American’s second amendment rights, she also believes, must be adjusted.
Little does Farrow probably know, but semi-automatic guns cover just about every gun short of hunting rifles. A simple revolver, for instance, is semi-automatic.
As shootings continue to get play in the media, some in Hollywood apparently hold the belief that Americans should only be allowed to own guns that were available in their very own western movies. To them, no American needs a gun that reloads by itself. If only killers had to cock their weapon manually between each shot, the mentality of today’s psychopathic killers would suddenly change.
At least Farrow acknowledges the fact that the second amendment exists.
But to believe banning a large majority of the weapons available today to be a solution is mind-numbingly silly. Even if we were to pretend that the second amendment did not exist, such a wide ranging, sweeping ban of firearms would be met with a sophisticated underground network of gun distribution. Then, tracking and controlling guns becomes infinitely more difficult. Our problems only get worse.