Vince Vaughn Comes Out in Favor of Edward Snowden and Gun Ownership

By on June 2, 2015

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Vince Vaughn has come out in favor of American’s right to own guns in an interesting interview with British GQ. The Frat Pack True Detective star and former Jennifer Aniston flame called Edward Snowden a “hero” and blamed himself for getting stuck in “assembly-line comedies.”

Vaughn once comic gold has seen lackluster enthusiasm for some of his latest work. He responds to that in British GQ saying, “Im not blaming anyone else but myself here. The machine can make you idle,” adding, “Like anything in life you’re either growing or your’e dying. When you get too comfortable you start to decline.”

He moved on from his movie mishaps to talk about Edward Snowden, the controversial figure currently living in Russia due to espionage charges here in America. Vaughn says of Snowden, “Edward Snowden is a hero. I like what he did,” saying his idea of treason is selling information to the enemy and pointing out, “He gave information to the American people. Snowden didn’t take information for money or dogmas.”

Vaughn has never been known for his controversial statements so wading into the Snowden debate is one thing but he didn’t stop there entering into the very heated topic of guns in America. He not only supports American’s rights to own guns but goes on to say, “I support people having a gun in public full stop, not just in your home.” He explains his belief of what the 2nd Amendment is designed to do, “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.” He continues, “It’s not about duck hunting; it’s about the ability of the individual.”

He went on to talk about mass shootings saying, “All these gun shootings that have gone done 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.”

When asked if guns should be allowed in schools, Vaughn replied, “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.”

His comments to British GQ are sure to garner favor with the conservative crowd with his comments already being shared all over social media. Is Vaughn making a mistake making such public statements about guns, especially allowing guns in school? He made a reference to shooters being “sick in the head” but does having more guns in public solve that problem? What do you think about Vince Vaughn’s comments? Let us know here at Haveuheard.

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