Kurt Russell Doubles Down: ‘Gun Control Won’t Stop Terrorists’
Kurt Russell is doubling down on his theory that gun control isn’t going to stop terrorists.
During a promotional interview for his upcoming movie “The Hateful Eight,” the 64-year-old actor told the interviewer he was “out of his mind” for thinking that laws would stop terrorists.
Now, Russell is doubling down on his comments. (RELATED: Julianne Moore: I ‘Believe’ In 2nd Amendment But Want Gun Control)
“I never go out there to do publicity about anything other than the movie,” Russell said during an interview with the Daily Beast published Tuesday. “I have my political point of view, of course; I’m an American and I’m entitled to it. But I don’t like espousing it publicly. I’m very vocal with my friends, and they’ll tell you that. But this guy just wouldn’t stop.”
“He got into the whole thing about how gun control was somehow going to fix terrorism, and I was like, ‘Dude, I just don’t get that thinking!'”
“It reminds me sometimes of being a parent,” Russell added. (RELATED: Amy Schumer Says Her Gun Control Plan Is Simple)
“Let’s say you’re the parent of a kid who’s getting bullied at school. Your kid is getting punched around and he comes home and tells you about it, and your response is to say to your kid, ‘Now, are you sure you haven’t done something to make him mad? Are you sure you didn’t do anything to anger him?’ and you never give the kid any credence as far as, ‘I believe you and I believe the bully. He apparently doesn’t care for you, and you’re going to have to turn around and face that bully.’ At least that’s one argument to have, isn’t it?”
“I just didn’t get where he was going saying that gun control was a magic wand of fixing the situation with terrorism. That isn’t going to stop them from what they want to do.” (RELATED: Quentin Tarantino Backtracks: ‘All Cops Are Not Murderers’)