Actor Bruce Willis Opposes Obama’s Gun Control Proposal
If news of a sixth Die Hard movie doesn’t disappoint you about Bruce Willis, his thoughts on suggested gun control laws will.
While being interviewed by The Associated Press, Bruce Willis shared his thoughts on the new gun control laws that could infringe on American’s Second Amendment. The Die Hard star said that he’s against the idea and 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 Associate Press during A Good Day To Die Hard press junket. “If you take one out or change one law, then why wouldn’t they take all your rights away from you?”
The fifth adventure for wise-cracking cop John McClane comes out in theaters on Valentine’s Day, just as the action franchise celebrates its 25th anniversary. The 57-year-old actor will be busting his guns at plenty of bad guys this years as he is also supposed to be featured in the upcoming sequels G.I. Joe: Retaliation and Red 2, both due later this year.
“No one commits a crime because they saw a film,” Willis said, believing that “the real topic is diminished” when trying to link Hollywood to real life tragedies. “There’s nothing to support that. We’re not making movies about people that have gone berserk (see: Michael Douglas in Falling Down), or gone nuts. Those kind of movies wouldn’t last very long at all.”
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