Not All Celebrities Are Willing to Trade Our Freedoms for Gun Control
January 9, 2013 - 12:32 pm
As Vice President Joe Biden threatens the Second Amendment with an executive order, and Hollywood leftists like Steven Spielberg, Harrison Ford, Reese Witherspoon, and Susan Sarandon predictably support this threat, there are Hollywood celebrities at odds with gun control–and not just the Charlton Hestons.
Clint Eastwood has stated that his gun control policy consists of him being in control of a gun. James Earl Jones notes that the world is full of violence and decent citizens need weapons to defend themselves; otherwise, “they will win and decent citizens will lose.” Science Fiction author Robert Heinlein pithly states that “an armed society is a a polite society,” which is validated by my time in gun control New York.
And there are ancestors to this view, since they are not movie stars carry much more intellectual weight. Martin Luther King, who liberal Hollywood honors, stated “the right to defend one’s home and one’s person when attacked has been guaranteed through the ages by common law.”
Contrast this with that noted intellectual Sharon Stone who has said that she “would be willing to give up her freedom for gun control.”
And no doubt, liberal Hollywood and the administration is willing to give up ours.