Actor Vince Vaughn hit the headlines today for asserting that guns in schools will prevent mass shootings, comments that will undoubtedly lead to him being shunned by Hollywood, an industry which punishes conservatives who don’t keep their political leanings secret.
During an interview with GQ Magazine, Vaughn was asked if firearms should be available in schools to prevent mass shootings.
“Of course. You think the politicians that run my country and your country don’t have guns in the schools their kids go to? They do,” he responded, adding, “It’s well known that the greatest defense against an intruder is the sound of a gun hammer being pulled back.”
The actor went on to express more pro-second amendment views;
“And we should be allowed the same rights. Banning guns is like banning forks in an attempt to stop making people fat. Taking away guns, drugs, booze … It won’t rid the world of criminality.”
Vaughn explained that the right to bear arms was not about burglars or hunting, but to, “resist the supreme power of a corrupt and abusive government.”
“It’s not about duck hunting, it’s about the ability of the individual. It’s the same reason we have freedom of speech,” said Vaughn.
In the days to come, dozens of liberal media outlets are certain to go after Vaughn for daring to stand up for constitutional rights.
The actor’s political views are no secret. He has appeared at numerous libertarian events and supported Republican candidate Ron Paul during his 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns.
However, the huge publicity generated by his comments (the story almost immediately began trending on Twitter), will send a clear signal to the liberal mafia that runs Hollywood and Vaughn’s opportunities will be heavily restricted from now on.
Conservatives in Hollywood are so heavily discriminated against that they are forced to go underground and even have secret meetings. Not identifying as a liberal in the movie industry is a potential career killer.
“In LA, there is a secret, underground group of showbiz conservatives,” Victoria Jackson, a former Saturday Night Live cast member, told the Huffington Post. “It started with two people in 2000. I was at the fifth or tenth meeting, and now there are over 2,000 people. The only ones out of the closet are Jon Voight and Pat Boone. There are famous people in there, but they don’t want to lose their career — and conservatives are blacklisted.”
The inherent bias against anyone who dares to deviate from the Democrat orthodoxy virtually ended the career of James Woods, who in 2013 said he never expected to work again as a result of his vocal criticism of Barack Obama.
Back in April, liberal reporter Krishnan Guru-Murthy also tried to “conservative shame” Robert Downey Jr. by repeatedly asking him if he was a liberal (Downey Jr. is widely suspected to lean conservative/libertarian).
The interview blew up in Guru-Murthy’s face, but it exemplified once again how movie stars who don’t swear allegiance to leftist dogma are targeted and in some cases blacklisted altogether.
Given his comments, it will be interesting to see whether Vince Vaughn’s career hits the rocks as a result of the clear vendetta Hollywood has against conservatives who refuse to stay silent.