During a promotion of his new film, “A Good Day to Die Hard,” actor Bruce Willis said that he opposes any new gun control laws that could infringe on the rights of the Second Amendment. According to a Feb. 6 report from The Associated Press, Willis also believes that there is no link between Hollywood films and real-life mass shootings.
“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 said. “If you take one out or change one law, then why wouldn't they take all your rights away from you?”
The fifth entry in the “Die Hard” series, which marks its 25th anniversary this year, will release into theaters nationwide on Feb. 14. Willis also stars in the upcoming films, “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” and “Red 2,” both of which will be released later this year.
The 57-year-old actor believes the “real topic is diminished,” when people try to connect Hollywood entertainment with the tragedies in the real world, such as last year’s massacres 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 [sic] of movies wouldn't last very long at all.”
Willis also doesn’t believe any new regulations could prevent future mass shootings, he said.
“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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