Monday, June 1, 2015

Vince Vaughn on the Second Amendment

Vince Vaughn in the upcoming Season 2 of True Detective
The star of the upcoming Season 2 of True Detective on gun control:
I support people having a gun in public full stop, not just in your home. We don’t have the right to bear arms because of burglars; we have the right to bear arms 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
Yeah, this is pretty basic stuff, but it's surprising to me to the extent that a big Hollywood actor said it. You don't just go around Hollywood and say things like this. It's just not done. People might get the wrong idea, and think you're some kind of...conservative.

Vaughn is either an A-list actor or just on the bubble of being an A-lister. Either way, it's indisputable that he's a big star. We all know that Hollywood isn't the most friendly place for people who happen to have conservative viewpoints. 

It would certainly be easy for Vaughn to simply go with the mainstream liberal opinion in Hollywood, but he didn't. My theory is that he's now at least a big enough star that the liberals in Hollywood will (have to) overlook his politics because he's a huge box-office draw.

In any event, kudos to Vaughn for speaking his mind. Oh, and Season 2 of True Detective should be interesting. I'm really curious to see if a guy known for comedy can pull off a transition to a darker drama.

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