Celebrities And Gun Rights – Who Makes More Sense? Bruce Willis: ‘Diluting gun rights, dilutes Bill Of Rights’; Chris Rock: ‘Obama is our Dad, so do what he says’
Feb 6, 2013
When celebrities open their mouths the world listens. This is a fact. It may be a sad fact, but nevertheless, it is a fact. So with two celebrities talking about gun control in the media today, it is interesting to take a peek and find out if either of them makes any sense.
In comments to reporters, Die Hard star Bruce Willis noted that gun control laws pose a direct threat to wider freedoms under the bill of rights:
“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.
”If you take one out or change one law, then why wouldn’t they take all your rights away from you?” the star added.
The 57-year-old actor also commented that in his opinion strict gun control legislation would do little to prevent mass shootings in the future:
“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.”
Now consider an opposing opinion from comedian Chris Rock, who today took to the podium at a press conference for the “Demand A Plan” movement, which is lobbying to support the Obama administration’s proposals for strict gun control laws.
“I am just here to support the President of the United States. The President is our boss, but he is also… you know, the President and the First Lady are kinda like the Mom and the Dad of the country. And when your Dad says something you listen, and if you don’t it can bite you on the ass later on. So, I’m here to support the President.”
So, who makes most sense? Who has the most considered opinion? Not by any coincidence, it’s the guy who isn’t jumping on any kind of political bandwagon.
Most Hollywood celebrities love to be seen doing what they believe is right for their careers. That’s why so many of them instantly put their faces behind the push for strict gun control in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting in December.
Many were rightly exposed as hypocrites, given that they routinely star in movies and television productions in which depictions of gun violence is commonplace.
It gets to the point of ridiculousness when someone like Sylvester Stallone begins to lecture the American public on gun rights. In his last Rambo movie, Stallone shot to death 83 bad guys, and his latest film is called “Bullet To The Head”.
Steve Watson is the London based writer and editor for Alex Jones’ Infowars.com, and Prisonplanet.com. He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics at The University of Nottingham, and a Bachelor Of Arts Degree in Literature and Creative Writing from Nottingham Trent University.