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Bruce Willis: Don't infringe on Second Amendment
By RYAN PEARSON, AP Entertainment Writer

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- 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?"

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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."

Willis added that he doesn't see how additional legislation could prevent future mass shootings.

"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."


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562Comments
Feb 6, 2013 9:56AM
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And Hollywood can't blackball him for saying it either, cause he has enough money now to produce and direct his own stuff!  Common sense is lacking in Hollywood - thanks for speaking up Bruce!
Feb 6, 2013 9:55AM
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Common sense would dictate some limits for the armed citizen..

Right now, we're talking about ammo/ magazine capacity, auto/semi assault rifle capacity limits.

 

Tomorrow we will be needing limits on plasma energy weapons..lasers, electropulse, microwave etc...

 

Limits to weaponry do not impose on the right to bear arms. Just a citizens ability to own nukes..etc...  

Feb 6, 2013 9:55AM
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Our founding fathers were a hell of a lot smarter than the fools that are in Washington today who push their own personal agenda's. Why try and make millions of people who haven't done anything wrong and punish them by taking away their personal liberties over a very small fraction of nut cases who get their hands on guns? Why not just go after the nut cases? Why go after military style weapons which are only involved in 3% of gun violence. What guns would be next for Diane Feinstein to make illegal?
Feb 6, 2013 9:54AM
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Willis your a LOSER!!  Your movies suck too!  It's "all about me" isn't it. 
Feb 6, 2013 9:54AM
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You can't use Logic or Facts if your a Liberal ..That is NOT ALLOWED !!! You can ONLY act on FEELINGS !!! Lucky that Conservatives still  make decisions based on Logic and Facts like Bruce WIllis !!!

 

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