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Kurt Russell Clashes with Reporter: Gun Laws Won’t ‘Change the Terrorists’ Point of View’

kurt russellActor Kurt Russell got into a spirited back-and-worth with a Hollywood reporter over gun control and terrorism, with Russell arguing that it doesn’t make sense to “control the behavior of people that are dead set on taking your way of life away from you.”

In a recent interview, picked up this week by a few conservative websites, Jeff Wells segued from talking about Russell’s new movie, Quentin Tarantino‘s Hateful Eight, to contemporary American gun culture. Russell was uncomfortable with the idea of connecting politics to the movie, but he started getting into it when Wells described gun ownership as “a totem, a metaphor that disenfranchised white guys need.”

Russell said, “If you think gun control or something like that is going to change the terrorists’ point of view, I think you’re, like, out of your mind.”

He argued that “what I’m gonna do” should be what worries people who want to try something.

He said controls on gun laws would only make it so people “who want to defend themselves can’t.”

Listen to the whole interview above, via Hollywood Elsewhere.

[h/t National Review]
[image via screengrab]

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