[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]When a Hollywood star breaks out of the “groupthink” of Hollywood’s ideological bubble, it is an encouraging sign that common sense, if pursued long enough, can penetrate even into the most-inhospitable of environments for conservative beliefs.
That’s why Vince Vaughn’s recent remarks are so astoundingly encouraging.
[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]Hollywood is often referred to as a liberal “bubble.” Those who inhabit this bubble are often isolated and segmented from a diverse array of ideas and beliefs. The luxurious life of movie stars often grant them with a skewed perspective on the struggles of the modern world and as these sheltered Hollywood types bump into one another and seldom seem to venture beyond the comforts of their community to encounter diversity of thought, Hollywood’s liberals often become more entrenched in their beliefs as they encounter others who feel similarly.
Vaughn has emerged as a quasi-libertarian voice of reason in a field dominated by those who confuse “feeling” with thinking. Recently, the comedic actor defended the Second Amendment not merely as a practical tool for hunting, but as a tool for keeping tyranny at bay- the truest intent of the right that protects all others.
In an interview with British GQ– a magazine that, like many British publications, likely does not understand America’s fascination with guns and our preservation of an individual right to ownership- Vaughn defended the rights of American gun owners:
“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. It’s well known that the greatest defence against an intruder is the sound of a gun hammer being pulled back. All these gun shootings that have gone down in America since 1950, only one or maybe two have happened in non-gun-free zones. Take mass shootings. They’ve only happened in places that don’t allow guns. These people are sick in the head and are going to kill innocent people. They are looking to slaughter defenceless human beings. They do not want confrontation. In all of our schools it is illegal to have guns on campus, so again and again these guys go and shoot up these f***ing schools because they know there are no guns there. They are monsters killing six-year-olds.”
Even better, Vaughn advocated for guns in schools and chided those who would attempt to ban guns, saying, “banning guns is like banning forks in an attempt to stop making people fat.”
“You think the politicians that run my country and your country don’t have guns in the schools their kids go to? They do. 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, taking away drugs, the booze, it won’t rid the world of criminality.”
[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”553157113d3ff”][vc_column_text]The nature of modern liberalism is to remain hostile to diversity of thought. Knowing this, Vaughn has routinely stood up for his beliefs in a manner that cannot be labeled as anything other than brave.
The essence of America’s foundation is rooted in enlightenment ideals. The premise upon which enlightenment ideals rests is the notion that the rights of mankind are derived from God. Government, according to this ideology, is tasked with administering and protecting these rights. They are not the “gifters” of such rights and they are not the arbitrator of who is, and who is not, allowed these essential human rights.
Our Second Amendment right, like our First Amendment right, is not merely a casual consideration, but one of extreme importance; it not only offers a fundamental human right to self-defense, but a protection of an ability to keep tyrannous government at bay.
No, the Second Amendment is not about hunting; it’s about survival as a free nation.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]