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Vince Vaughn: Schools should have guns

Vince Vaughn is all for schools having guns on campus, claiming otherwise they would be defenceless in the face of a shooting massacre.

The 45-year-old actor has lent his voice to the gun control debate that divides America, declaring he is all for people owning the weapons.

Vince is especially vocal on guns in schools, and insists it's much more dangerous for places of education not to be armed as they wouldn't be able to stave off an attack.

"In all of our schools it is illegal to have guns on campus, so again and again these guys go and shoot up these f**king schools because they know there are no guns there. They are monsters killing six year olds," he told the British version of GQ.

"Of course [guns should be allowed in schools]. You think the politicians that run my country and your country don't have guns in the schools their kids go to? They do. And we should be allowed the same rights. Banning guns is like banning forks in an attempt to stop making people fat. Taking away guns, taking away drugs, the booze, it won't rid the world of criminality."

America has had a series of high profile school shooting mascaras over the years, as well as gun sprees in public places.

Despite the tragic incidents garnering negative press in the world's media and raising questions surrounding gun control, Vince says people have the right to own a weapon.

"I support people having a gun in public full stop, not just in your home. We don't have the right to bear arms because of burglars; we have the right to bear arms to resist the supreme power of a corrupt and abusive government. It's not about duck hunting; it's about the ability of the individual," he outlined.

"It's the same reason we have freedom of speech. It's well known that the greatest defence against an intruder is the sound of a gun hammer being pulled back. All these gun shootings that have gone down in America since 1950, only one or maybe two have happened in non-gun-free zones. Take mass shootings. They've only happened in places that don't allow guns."

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