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Vince Vaughn: Guns in schools would help stop school shootings

The actor told GQ that mass shootings only happen in schools that are defenceless.

ACTOR VINCE VAUGHN is a strong believer in the rights of Americans to own, carry and use guns.

In an interview with British GQ, Vaughn argues that one of the reasons the US has seen so many mass shootings in schools is because guns are not allowed there.

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“All these gun shootings that have gone down in America since 1950, only one or maybe two have happened in non-gun-free zones,” he told GQ’s Jonathan Heaf.

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 defenceless human beings. They do not want confrontation. 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***ing schools because they know there are no guns there.

Vaughan argues that the US right to bear arms was included in the constitution to protect the public against “corrupt and abusive government” and as such should be treated like the right to free speech.

The True Detective actor goes on to ask, “You think the politicians that run my country and your country don’t have guns in the schools their kids go to? They do. And we should be allowed the same rights.”

During the course of the interview, Vaughn also says that he he believes that, “Edward Snowden is a hero.”

“My idea of treason is that you sell secrets to the enemy. He gave information to the American people,” he said of the NSA whistleblower.

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