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Acting legend Kurt Russell stands by the Second Amendment - and he isn't afraid to tell you otherwise.

During a recent interview with Hollywood Elsewhere's Jeffrey Wells, Russell was asked about the San Bernardino shootings.

But before he dove into the specifics of the attack, Russell said he doesn't “understand...the conversation about gun culture” because “we’ve lived with guns since, what, the 7th Century or something?”


Wells countered, arguing that guns have become something “disenfranchised white guys need” in order to “feel good about themselves.”

Russell fired back:

'If you think gun control is going to change the terrorists’ point of view, you’re...out of your mind. I think anybody [who says that] is. I think it’s absolutely insane.

He implied that Americans should focus on how to protect themselves and respond to attacks, rather than worrying about whether or not a terrorist has a gun:

“...If I’m a hockey team and I’ve got some guy bearing down on me as a goal tender, I’m not concerned about what he’s gonna do — I’m gonna make him concerned about what I’m gonna do.”


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Wells then brought up Obama's no-fly list policy and the idea that people with terrorist connections can easily get guns.

Russell shrugged him off:

'They can also make a bomb pretty easily. So what? They can also get knives and stab you. What are you gonna do about that? They can also get cars and run you over."

Even though people in the San Bernardino attacks were not killed by cars, as Wells pointed out, Russell insisted that the logic behind outlawing guns is still inherently flawed:

'But they’ve killed others that way, haven’t they? ...What are you gonna do? Outlaw everything? That isn’t the answer.'

Russell concluded:

'I understand that you think you can control the behavior of people that are dead set on taking your way of life away from you. You think you can control that?

There’s only one thing you can do with that. And that’s [to say} ‘No, dude, that’s not gonna happen. That’s just not gonna happen.’"

You can find the veteran actor in the upcoming Quentin Tarantino film, “The Hateful Eight.”

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