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Bruce Willis speaks out....

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by BTPost, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Bruce Willis: Don't infringe on Second Amendment
    Wednesday - 2/6/2013, 12:34pm ET
    AP Entertainment Writer

    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Bruce Willis says he's against new gun control laws that could infringe on Second Amendment rights. The "Die Hard" star also dismisses any link between Hollywood shootouts and real-life gun violence.
    "I think that you can't start to pick apart anything out of the Bill of Rights without thinking that it's all going to become undone," Willis told The Associated Press in a recent interview while promoting his latest film, "A Good Day To Die Hard." ''If you take one out or change one law, then why wouldn't they take all your rights away from you?"
    Willis' fifth outing as wise-cracking cop John McClane, due in theaters Feb. 14, comes as his action franchise marks its 25th anniversary. The 57-year-old actor will also be seen firing away at bad guys in the upcoming sequels "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" and "Red 2," both due later this year.
    But he believes "the real topic is diminished" when observers link Hollywood entertainment with high-profile mass shootings like those last year in Connecticut and Colorado.
    "No one commits a crime because they saw a film. There's nothing to support that," Willis said. "We're not making movies about people that have gone berserk, or gone nuts. Those kind of movies wouldn't last very long at all."
    Willis added that he doesn't see how additional legislation could prevent future mass shootings.
    "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."
  2. Moatengator

    Moatengator Monkey

    This is refreshing, although I am sure that he is in the minority among those in his profession. I was glad to read this.
  3. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    I guess we have to be a mite circumspect when passing out kudos to hollywood types that agree with us while heaping as much dung as we can on the ones that are idiots. Gotta say tho' that it's nice to have one of them speaking the way we like to hear, there are so few.
  4. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    OMG there's a "RED 2"?

    August 2013. Bah.
  5. CATO

    CATO Monkey+++

    Just off the top of my head.....

    Pat Sajak
    Chuck Woolery
    Ice T
    Chuck Norris
  6. Stealth Camper

    Stealth Camper wild foodie

    I'm really pleased to know that Willis isn't like so many of the other Hollywood types that push anti-gun messages publicly while at the same time being constanltly protected by ARMED bodyguards and self promoting their latest "shoot'em up movies". Ps I like shoot'em up movies.
    BTPost likes this.
  7. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    WHY? NO! WHY? AHHHHHH, GODS! :cry:
    chelloveck likes this.
  8. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Celebrities take fresh aim in gun control debate

    Chris Rock, Tony Bennett, Adam Scott and Amanda Peet joined survivors of gun violence to support the president's call for new gun-control laws at a press conference Wednesday.

    I guess we can get out a broader brush when we paint the celebrities. I'm liking that, if it's tar we are painting with.
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