Actor Bruce Willis Speaks Out Against Gun Control Laws Proposed By Democrats and Obama (Video)

Actor Bruce Willis came out in support of the Second Amendment this week. The Hollywood actor says he’s against new gun control laws proposed by Democrats and Barack Obama.

WTOP reported:

Bruce Willis says he’s against new gun control laws that could infringe on Second Amendment rights. The “Die Hard” star also dismisses any link between Hollywood shootouts and real-life gun violence.

“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 in a recent interview while promoting his latest film, “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?”

Willis’ fifth outing as wise-cracking cop John McClane, due in theaters Feb. 14, comes as his action franchise marks its 25th anniversary. The 57-year-old actor will also be seen firing away at bad guys in the upcoming sequels “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” and “Red 2,” both due later this year.

But he believes “the real topic is diminished” when observers link Hollywood entertainment with high-profile mass shootings like those last year in Connecticut and Colorado.

“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.”

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  • averagemelon

    Bravo, Bruce. I support all your films. You’re a real man. Demi was a fool.

  • Economan

    Great! Finally someone in Hollywood with brains.

  • Finally someone in Hollyweird with a brain and common sense…..watch for leftists start with the name calling trying to intimidate him ….

  • CT

    Appreciate your thoughtful comments Mr.Willis not what we have come to expect from Hollywood. Note that Taxi Driver apparently was an excuse for one wingnut.

  • bg
  • bg

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    there are very few stars i heart, Willis is one of them..

    thank you Bruce..

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  • bg

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    OT..

    February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004

    Ronald Reagan Birthday Tribute

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  • bg

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    there they go again..

    WE ALREADY HAVE AN ASSAULT WEAPONS BAN

    matter of fact, we’ve had it since 1934..

    ==

  • Oooh… a critical thinker, one who uses facts and reason… SEXY
    (and he aint bad on the eyes either, gotta love that ‘real man’ look!)

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  • Jeffery

    I love the Die Hard movies, and enjoy all Willis’s films. But saying, ”If you take one out or change one law, then why wouldn’t they take all your rights away from you?” is just plain silly.

    We greatly restricted the availability of fully automatic weapons in 1934. Did that violate the 2nd Amendment? Was is a domino to registration and confiscation of pistols, rifles and shotguns?

    In the appended video Willis spent most the time talking about movie violence. Do you agree with him that we should never censor movie violence?

  • jharp

    ”If you take one out or change one law, then why wouldn’t they take all your rights away from you?”

    This makes no sense to me. They banned fully automatic machine guns in the 1930’s.

    That was changing one law. And 80 years later they still haven’t taken “all of your rights away”.

    Really don’t understand your paranoia and fear. At all.

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  • bg

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    Jeffery #11 February 6, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    no, what is plain silly is believing that more gun restrictions will
    stop mass attacks by a mentally ill person on violent tendency
    producing psychotropic drugs..

    [Psychotropic drugs “prescribed for school
    children cause violent behavior,” Healy stated.

    The drugs are widely used in the U.S. as antidepressants by doctors
    working in the mental health field and increasingly by primary care
    doctors, he noted.

    Healey insisted the problem today is that doctors working with schools
    to control the behavior of children are inclined to prescribe SSRI drugs
    without serious consideration of adverse consequences.

    “The pharmaceutical companies made these drugs with the idea of
    making money,” he said. “There’s a wide range of problems when it
    comes to looking at these drugs for children. Very few children have
    serious problems that warrant treatment with pills that have the risks
    SSRI drugs have.”]

    much more at link..

    know what else is silly, nay, extremely disturbing??

    OBAMA ET AL LYING ABOUT THE ASSAULT BAN, NOT TO MENTION
    AN ASSAULT RIFLE WAS NOT USED IN THE SANDY HOOK ATTACK..

    ==

  • Ann Ominous

    And how the heck would you know that for sure, bg?

  • bg

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    jharp #12 February 6, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    could be we know the truth about Obama
    and his IslaMarxist bought and sold media..

    not to mention the familiar “history repeats itself” adage..

    All the different names and forms herein are merely the dynamic of one
    theme: The Collective v. The Individual. And in the Age of Aquarius, the
    individual is the hunted and despised outcaste. God help us every one.

    ==

  • bg

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    Ann Ominous #15 February 6, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    are you saying that i and millions of other citizens (approx 50%
    of whom now own a gun/s), know something that Obama and his
    entire administration are totally uninformed on this issue?? 😯

    bottom line:

    that Obama knows is “common sense” logic, that
    Obama does not know “makes no sense at all”..

    ==

  • AuntieMadder

    “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.”

    He’s right about that part. However…

    “No one commits a crime because they saw a film. There’s nothing to support that,” Willis said.

    While it may be true that no one has committed a crime in direct response to viewing a film, to believe that people aren’t influenced by what they see in film and tv is naive. Advertising wouldn’t be a gazillion dollar industry if that were true. Product placement in films wouldn’t be coveted and controversy wouldn’t surround the practice if that were true.

    I haven’t watched any Bruce Willis films; they’re just not my thing. Assuming, however, that Willis plays the good guy and that the good guy’s cause is just (in other words, he’s not playing protagonists, fighting to save those poor Islamists or Commies from that evil America), he needn’t defend himself, at least not to me.

    Don’t get me wrong. I appreciate his pro-2nd Amendment stance and his being vocal about it. He’ll face some backlash from Hollyweird, that’s for sure. However, our God-given right to bear arms, as protected by the 2nd Amendment, and the influence of action movies on viewers, if any, are two distinct and separate topics and issues.

  • Jeffery

    bg,

    I rarely read your tedious posts, but I saw my name…

    Why change the subject? I didn’t post the video, GP did. I merely pointed out how wrongheaded Wills’s statement was.

    Concerning weaponry used to murder children at Sandy Hook… links please.

  • Flintstone F.

    #11 Jeffrey

    One of the reasons confiscation and or more restrictive gun laws hasn’t happened is the constitution. The government is always going to do what it can to take power. It’s the nature of the beast. Just take a look at other countries that don’t have our constitution but rather depended on the judgement of the lawmakers to have the people’s interests in mind and with the correct course of action. Australia and the UK are very recent examples of tyrannical authority, played as keeping the people safe, taking guns after incremental steps with stricter gun laws.

    We have a buffer. We are also determined to assert our attitude to keep that buffer.

    You are all right, those who say “they’re not going to take your guns,” but it’s the fool who can’t see their attempts to try.

    We were also told that we could keep our health insurance. We were also under the impression that the government would respect our religious freedoms. How much has to be given away before you all realize freedom isn’t guaranteed?

    What was that one of our president’s said about a thousand years of darkness?

  • bg

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    AuntieMadder #18 February 6, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    it’s the mentally ill, pscho meds, violent movie/games/music
    combo that i believe is the main causation of mass killings..

    toss in the possibility of “bullying”, and/or, “outlasting” and bingo, a
    powder keg on auto pilot so to speak, but hey, what do i know.. /s/

    ==

  • jharp

    #16 February 6, 2013 at 6:48 pm
    bg commented:

    ++

    jharp #12 February 6, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    “could be we know the truth about Obama”

    I have seen no evidence that you have any clue about the truth.

    Seriously, you all thought Romney was going to win. That’s about as detached from reality as I’ve seen in my 50+ years.

  • bg

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    re: #26 February 6, 2013 at 7:11 pm bg

    pscho = psycho

    1,100 Green Berets set record straight on guns

    [“The purpose of the Second Amendment is to secure our ability to
    opposeenemies foreign and domestic, a guarantee against disorder
    and tyranny,” the Green Berets say.

    “Throughout history, disarming the populace has always preceded tyrants’
    accession of power. Hitler, Stalin, and Mao all disarmed their citizens prior
    to installing their murderous regimes. At the beginning of our own nation’s
    revolution, one of the first moves made by the British government was an
    attempt to disarm our citizens. When our Founding Fathers ensured that
    the Second Amendment was made a part of our Constitution, they were
    not just wasting ink. They were acting to ensure our present security was
    never forcibly endangered by tyrants, foreign or domestic.”

    [..]

    “In each of these mass shooting incidents the perpetrator
    was mentally unstable,” the Green Berets says

    Firearms safety programs in schools could help, and a repeal of laws
    making them gun-free zones should be considered by local officials.

    Also, the violence in video games needs to be addressed. [more at link]

    imo, no matter how much we know, they must know something we
    don’t, i mean, they more or less live their lives guarding US against
    violence, ergo, i give them the benefit of the doubt..

    ==

  • Flintstone F.

    Reagan’s rendezvous with destiny speech (redstate has a video with it):

    http://www.redstate.com/lvjohnston/2012/09/21/reagans-1000-years-of-darkness/

    “Let’s set the record straight. There is no argument over the choice between peace and war, but there is only one guaranteed way you can have peace–and you can have it in the next second–surrender.

    Admittedly there is a risk in any course we follow other than this, but every lesson in history tells us that the greater risk lies in appeasement, and this is the specter our well-meaning liberal friends refuse to face–that their policy of accommodation is appeasement, and it gives no choice between peace and war, only between fight and surrender. If we continue to accommodate, continue to back and retreat, eventually we have to face the final demand–the ultimatum. And what then? When Nikita Khrushchev has told his people he knows what our answer will be? He has told them that we are retreating under the pressure of the Cold War, and someday when the time comes to deliver the ultimatum, our surrender will be voluntary because by that time we will have weakened from within spiritually, morally, and economically. He believes this because from our side he has heard voices pleading for “peace at any price” or “better Red than dead,” or as one commentator put it, he would rather “live on his knees than die on his feet.” And therein lies the road to war, because those voices don’t speak for the rest of us. You and I know and do not believe that life is so dear and peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery.

    If nothing in life is worth dying for, when did this begin–just in the face of this enemy? Or should Moses have told the children of Israel to live in slavery under the pharaohs? Should Christ have refused the cross? Should the patriots at Concord Bridge have thrown down their guns and refused to fire the shot heard ’round the world? The martyrs of history were not fools, and our honored dead who gave their lives to stop the advance of the Nazis didn’t die in vain. Where, then, is the road to peace? Well, it’s a simple answer after all.

    You and I have the courage to say to our enemies, “There is a price we will not pay.” There is a point beyond which they must not advance. This is the meaning in the phrase of Barry Goldwater’s “peace through strength.” Winston Churchill said that “the destiny of man is not measured by material computation. When great forces are on the move in the world, we learn we are spirits–not animals.” And he said, “There is something going on in time and space, and beyond time and space, which, whether we like it or not, spells duty.”

    You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on Earth, or we will sentence them to take the last step into a thousand years of darkness.”

  • bg

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    jharp #27 February 6, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    you’re seriously mistaken, not to mention most devious when you
    audacitate to state your “opinions” as if they were “facts” about
    me..

    carry on..

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  • lincolns widow

    “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.””

    Whatn’hell is he talking about? Every single movie contains dysfunctional people.The difference is the level of violence that is used to sell the movie. The more violent the movie, the more the movie is skewed towards a certain segment of society.

    Could one of you wingnutz ‘splain what he is trying to say? Maybe im not understanding his point.

    bg, if you don’t attach a bakers dozen of links I wouldn’t mind hearing your perspective. ty

  • Flintstone F.

    Off Topic:

    Five swing states could have swung the other way with very small percentage changes representing some tens of thousands of votes in total, could have led Romney to victory.

    The assertion that is made that Obama had it locked up (in a fair election) is nothing more than chastising by a troll who hasn’t cared enough to look objectively at the election results.

  • bg

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    Jeffery #19 February 6, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    via connecting link at #8 February 6, 2013 at 5:10 pm bg

    December 30, 2012

    Rifle found in Lanza’s trunk not a Bushmaster

    [After two weeks of media reports that a .223 AR-15 Bushmaster
    was found in the trunk of Lanza’s car, gun aficionados point out
    that the rifle is not a Bushmaster, nor even an AR-class assault
    weapon. Gun experts say that the weapon shown in an NBC
    News report is some kind of shotgun. (video & more at link)]

    more here & here..

    ps: if i supposedly “switch topics” again, deal with it..

    ==

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  • lincolns widow

    “Australia and the UK are very recent examples of tyrannical authority, played as keeping the people safe, taking guns after incremental steps with stricter gun laws.”

    Bull-loney. I lived in Australia for 10 yrs. Recently.
    The Australian government is NOT tryannical and you sound like a paranoia azz. It runs on a form of western democracy just like the US. They vote the political bums out, they don’t stamp their feet and threaten insurrection on 3rd rate conservative blogs. The fallacy that your guns keep you safe from anything or everything is quaint and roughhewn, but it is not realistic.

  • lincolns widow

    “Seriously, you all thought Romney was going to win. That’s about as detached from reality as I’ve seen in my 50+ years.”

    He’s got ya there. And it was spread thick around here. If delusion was quicksand then the sucking noise you heard was rwnj’s going down for the last count.

  • Flintstone F.

    Your anecdote and ad hominem response really set me back. How on earth can I compete with such great debating techniques. Not that you really care:

    These people are native to Australia and the UK. They lived it, you didn’t. The attempt to blur the distinction between a democratic form of government and our constitution with the 2nd amendment isn’t an argument, it’s a tactic. You’ve got nothing.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkS2BRoCd2I

  • Flintstone F.

    #37 in response to #35.

    When will I learn to stop responding to these morons?

  • Patty

    he is absolutely correct. tinkering with our Constitution and with our freedoms because of a parent and son who both needed help.

  • lincolns widow

    All your gobbledygook word salad means squat. I have lived it and if the people of Australia wanted guns widely and eadily dispersed among the populace they would flipping vote that privilege in. Guns can be legally had and kept under certain training and safety restrictions. It is NOT a totally gun free country. There is nothing anecdotal about my comments. Blow it out of your sanctimonious pie hole.

  • Jeffery

    Flintstone,

    The Supreme Court has made clear that local gun bans are unconstitutional. This is settled law. So neither by executive decree or legislation can the government take our guns – only by constitutional amendment, and that is unlikely to happen.

    We have limited some arms, automatic weapons, explosives, atomic weapons etc.

    Ms. Coulter’s idea that we are on a slippery slope is just wrong, and meant to be inflammatory.

  • usamopatriot

    #40
    So how do you defend yourself if attacked? Just curious.

  • usamopatriot

    #35
    So what keeps you safe from attack? Just curious.

  • Flintstone F.

    Jeffrey,

    You made my point. We have the constitution and the second amendment. We have that as a buffer between the individual and the federal government. We are determined to make sure it stays that way.

    Thank you Supreme Court for being constitutional.

    The fact remains that after the Sandyhook shootings the left all over this country, the news media and Obama and Biden were hell bent on using the tragedy to push their agenda. It’s the reason we are talking about it right now.

    So listen carefully: They will not take our guns. I’m aware of that. They will however continue to try to take our guns while at the same time pretending to believe in the 2nd amendment.

    Lincoln’s widow has no argument. Just the ability to assert something and call people names. Childish and ignorant.

  • Flintstone F.

    And by the way,

    Any gun owners out there want to comment on the availability of the most common bullets used? Seems they are always in short supply and short shipments. No problem for the the department of Homeland security though.

  • Jeffery

    bg,

    I set you up. Sorry.

    http://www.redstate.com/2012/12/27/setting-the-record-straight-adam-lanza-did-use-the-bushmaster-ar-15/

    Apology accepted.

    Adam Lanza used an AR-15 to kill the children.

  • bg

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    Flintstone F. #44 February 6, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    re: Biden

    [“Nothing we’re going to do is going to fundamentally alter or eliminate
    the possibility of another mass shooting or guarantee that we will bring
    gun deaths down to 1,000 a year from what it is now,”]

    of course we already have an ASSAULT WEAPONS BAN in
    affect since 1934, but don’t let facts get in the way of a
    good “political” crisis.. 😡

    ==

  • bg

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    Jeffery #51 February 6, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    set me up??

    what are you smoking??

    you did absolutely nothing to me,

    and i not only saw the Vance Police report, but posted it myself along with
    several corrections e: the Bushmaster.. and btw, they hadn’t even started
    their investigation when he reported that it was found “in the trunk of
    his car”
    . they hadn’t even started investigating the scene at that time..

    fact is, the news report is what it is vs opinions..

    December 30, 2013

    Rifle found in Lanza’s trunk not a Bushmaster

    [“He had two semiautomatic pistols and a .223-caliber rifle, law
    enforcement officials said. He apparently used only the handguns,
    which were later found in the school. The rifle was found in the
    vehicle.”]

    more at #33 here..

    look, i don’t know what the truth is, but one thing i do know for certain,
    and that is, “ADAM LANZA COULDN’T POSSIBLY HAVE SHOT ANYONE
    FROM INSIDE THE TRUNK OF HIS CAR”
    ..

    ==

  • bg

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    re: #53 February 6, 2013 at 10:41 pm bg

    just in case: by anyone, i mean any
    one of the victims inside the school..

    ==

  • Trolls really suck

    Jeffery commented:

    “We greatly restricted the availability of fully automatic weapons in 1934. Did that violate the 2nd Amendment? Was is a domino to registration and confiscation of pistols, rifles and shotguns?”

    Yes, and yes. Confiscation is the end game, and the dominoes have been falling one by one since that first unconstitutional ban …

    You people just won’t get it will you? You just can’t grasp the concept of standing behind your PRINCIPLES. It’s all about emotion and advancing the progressive ideology to you fools. Well luckily, there are still a few principled people left in this country, fighting for YOUR rights. Mark my words… if we fail, you’ll rue the day you ever bought in to the progressive lie …

  • lincoln’s widow

    “You just can’t grasp the concept of standing behind your PRINCIPLES”

    Yes because rwnj’s are the only one with morales and scruples and guns.

  • Jeffery

    Trolls really suck,

    The restrictions on machine guns has not been successfully challenged in 80 yrs. Two points. 1. The gun confiscators are very bad at their job. 2. The Supreme Court tells us what is constitutional and they’ve been pretty quiet.

    In your mind can the government legally restrict the ownership of any firearm? How about shoulder-mounted missile launchers?

    It’s my personal experience, here in Missouri, that many folks questioning whether we should have 30 and 100 round magazines support the 2nd Amendment and support the ownership of handguns, rifles and shotguns. I have 2 pistols, a dozen or so rifles and shotguns locked in 2 gun safes, and 4 black powder guns. The government is not going to confiscate them.

    “A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”

  • Jeffery

    bg,

    The Chief Medical Examiner concluded the little children were each shot multiple times with the rifle.

    If you refuse to get even the most basic facts right (and Erickson explains how the media messed up from the outset) how can there be a reasoned discussion on an issue.

    The Earth is warming.

    Lanza slaughtered 20 innocent children with a Bushmaster AR-15.

  • Jerry C

    @ #58 Jeffery

    “The Chief Medical Examiner concluded the little children were each shot multiple times with the rifle.”-so you trust a government employee to tell you the truth? And the FDA really cares about the quality of your food and the DOE really cares about kids education. ROFLMAO!

    “If you refuse to get even the most basic facts right (and Erickson explains how the media messed up from the outset) how can there be a reasoned discussion on an issue.”-oic, your information is “facts” but bg or anyone else’s who disagrees with you are baseless. Got it. Troll.

    “The Earth is warming.”-well, yes it is. But who’s the cause? Humans? Nope. It’s the sun genius. So why are politians trying to blame humans for it? It’s called revenue, or actually taxes. Follow the money.

    “Lanza slaughtered 20 innocent children with a Bushmaster AR-15.”-Nope. Lanza slaughtered 20 innocent children with 2 semi-automatic pistols. There was no Bushmaster AR-15. There was, in fact!, a shotgun in the trunk of a car in the parking lot. Seriously, two can play the “my information is facts vs yours” game. Does it really matter what he used? The fact is a mentally unstable person murdered children & adults. Passing laws does nothing for criminals except to punish them after the fact.

    I have learned there are 2 kinds of people in the world: those that trust the government and those that don’t. It appears to me that you still have some amount of trust left for your government. Maybe that’s our disconnect. When you lose trust for your government, then it’s pretty damn hard to get it back. And everything you’re seeing happening now in America is precisely why those of us don’t trust ’em. Maybe there’s still hope for you, before the day comes when you open your eyes and cry out for help but there’s no one to help you. You might want to try remembering that.