WASHINGTON — Actor Adam Scott explained to The Daily Caller why he appeared at a gun control press conference to support President Obama’s call for universal background checks on all guns sales.
He also responded to comments that Bruce Willis made Wednesday warning of the federal government limiting Americans’ Second Amendment rights.
“I think most of us here support the Second Amendment,” “We’re just trying to — we’re just here to support the president and his efforts to get background checks enacted as part of, get the legislation through that’s making background checks for all gun sales on the books,” he told TheDC after a press conference with Mayors Against Illegal Guns and The Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence at the Capitol Building.
“We support the Second Amendment. We aren’t trying to take anyone’s guns away necessarily. We’re just trying to get something that’s common sense, a logical reaction to the tragedies that have happened in the past few years.”
Willis told The Associated Press he opposes efforts to regulate the Second Amendment.
“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 said. “If you take one out or change one law, then why wouldn’t they take all your rights away from you?”
Scott also dismissed comparisons between gun control and the federal government limiting Americans’ First Amendment rights.
“No, I think they’re completely separate issues. I don’t think it’s a concern at all,” he said.
Scott stars in the NBC series Parks and Recreation. He has appeared in films including Step Brothers and Knocked Up.
Chris Rock, Tony Bennett, Amanda Peet, California Democratic Rep. Mike Thompson, New York Democratic Rep. Carolyn Maloney and Maryland Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings also participated in the gun control event with Scott.