Vince Vaughn chose an unusual place to air some forthright pro-gun and libertarian views: the British version of GQ. In a preview of an interview to be released in the magazine's next issue, the True Detective star strongly defends Second Amendment rights and says guns should definitely be allowed in schools. "You think the politicians that run my country and your country don't have guns in the schools their kids go to? They do," he says. "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." In the interview, he also praises Edward Snowden and slams the "war on drugs."
"All these gun shootings that have gone down in America since 1950, only one or maybe two have happened in non-gun-free zones," Vaughn says. "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 defenseless human beings." Vaughn seems to have "kept a fairly low political profile" until now, according to Ed Morrissey at Hot Air, but on this issue, he "seems passionate enough about this not to care, and he's too significant to marginalize." Vaughn's remarks were condemned or mocked by several other celebrities, including Billy Eichner, who tweeted, "Thank you for your thoughts on gun control, FRED CLAUS," Us reports.