– Becket Adams
Hollywood legend Bruce Willis has a message for advocates of stricter gun control legislation: Don’t infringe on my 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 while promoting his latest action extravaganza, “A Good Day to Die Hard.”
“If you take one out or change one law, then why wouldn’t they take all your rights away from you?” he asked.
The actor adds that he thinks “the real topic is diminished” when people try to blame Hollywood for mass shootings.
“No one commits a crime because they saw a film. There’s nothing to support that,” Willis said. “We’re not making movies about people that have gone berserk, or gone nuts. Those kind of movies wouldn’t last very long at all.”
Willis, like many supporters of the Second Amendment, says that he doesn’t understand how stricter gun control laws, like the ones recently passed in New York, will prevent another Aurora or Sandy Hook shooting.
“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.”