In a startling contrast to his on-screen image as “Rambo” and “Rocky” (and let’s forget a member of “The Expendables,” while we’re at it), he is a very strong supporter of national gun control legislation. In addition, in 1994 Stallone supported the “Brady bill,” which included a ban on assault weapons. The bill also mandated background checks on all purchasers of firearms. That bill has expired since, and Stallone hopes that the ban can be reinstated.
"I know people get (upset) and go, 'They're going to take away the assault weapon.' Who ... needs an assault weapon? Like really, unless you're carrying out an assault. ... You can't hunt with it. ... Who's going to attack your house, a (expletive) army?"
He goes on to illustrate his views on mental health: “It's unbelievably horrible, what's happened. I think the biggest problem, seriously, is not so much guns. It's that every one of these people that have done these things in the past 30 years are friggin' crazy. Really crazy! And that's where we've dropped the ball: mental health. That to me is our biggest problem in the future, is insanity coupled with isolation."
Stallone, an actor, writer, and director famous for his roles in “Rocky” (winner of the 1976 Best Film Oscar) and “Rambo,” is currently working on his next film entitled “Grudge Match,” which co-stars Robert De Niro. They play two aging boxers.
For more information, check out Ryan Pearson’s Associated Press article on Yahoo! movies.