“Snowden’s a Hero, Drug War’s a Failure, Guns Aren’t for Hunting” Vince Vaughn Tells it Like it Is!


In a recent interview with the British edition of GQ magazine, Vince Vaughn held no punches about his thoughts on liberty in America.

A preview of the interview was posted on the GQ website Monday highlighting four key points. The first point was about Vaughn’s role in “assembly-line comedies” to which he responded candidly and honestly.

By: Matt Agorist

This article originally appeared at TheFreeThoughtProject

The next three topics of conversation, however, is when the interview became particularly interesting.

All too often we see Hollywood personalities side with the establishment. They toe the line with the day’s current talking points and serve as little more than passive reverberators of the status quo.

The line between Hollywood and the government is deliberately blurred, and politicians often use famous personalities to bolster their public image.

When a Hollywood actor crosses this blurred line of establishment cheerleading, they are normally drug through the slosh pit of MSM and hung out to dry. However, this has yet to happen with Vaughn, and most likely because his stance is based in logic.

When GQ asked Vaughn about where he stands on the American Government, Vaughn responded with the following:

“Edward Snowden is a hero. I like what he did. My idea of treason is that you sell secrets to the enemy. He gave information to the American people. Snowden didn’t take information for money or dogmas. Governments claim to write endless laws to protect us, a law for this, a law for that, but are they working? I don’t think so. The consequences are that there is a staggering loss of freedom for the individual. I look at the drug wars and they are absolutely f***ing ridiculous. There is a black market and the prisons are overcrowded and it’s not preventing drug use. There’s a corruption that goes all the way to the top.”

Vaughn calling out America’s war on drugs is something that most of Hollywood refuses to do. It’s a gutsy move that needs to be said by more people who have such a large forum. But it just doesn’t happen.

He also called Edward Snowden a hero, and he’s right! Snowden risked his life to inform the American people about the atrocities committed by the US government.

The typical hot air spewed from the right wing of the establishment about Snowden is that he’s a traitor and deserves to be imprisoned and/or killed.

Vaughn’s view on Snowden, coupled with his next point about gun control, is likely to cause some conservative heads to explode.

GQ asked Vaughn about what he thought on the American’s right to own a gun. This was his response:

“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. 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. These people are sick in the head and are going to kill innocent people. They are looking to slaughter defenceless human beings. They do not want confrontation. 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***ing schools because they know there are no guns there. They are monsters killing six-year-olds.”

Queue the conservative peanut gallery, “But how can he be pro-gun and pro-Snowden?” That’s an easy one Foxaholics; it’s because he’s pro-Freedom!

But Vaughn does not stop there, he turns up the pro-gun notch to “11” in his next answer. Below is Vaughn’s response after he’s asked by GQ if he thinks guns should be allowed in schools.

“Of course. 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.”

There you have it. Vince Vaughn not only shatters to status quo-supporting Hollywood paradigm, but he obliterates the Left/Right paradigm as well. The Free Thought Project would like to thank Mr. Vaughn for having the courage to speak truth to power. It is quite heartening to see.

This article originally appeared at TheFreeThoughtProject

  • Foxaholics?

    A lot of personalities on Fox News are pro-gun and pro-gun too, like Andrew Napolitano, so come on, man, why do you adopt the left wing’s faux Fox outrage? After all, this is how the left wing works: they demonize their targets. I suppose it could be you’re a closet left winger trying to dissuade libertarians from using the one news network that’s giving libertarians, even if in a minimal way, a place on a major news channel.

    Watch this interview — https://www.facebook.com/k.d.burnett/videos/1139013125311/?l=3604332631754096802 — and then let it sink in that he’s a host of a Fox News program.

    • Chris Swanson

      Gutfeld rocks

    • Jake Harris

      I interpreted that the opposite direction–that it was the pro-Snowden stance Fox News fans would abhor. The point was that in many a Fox News fan’s mind, pro-gun and pro-Snowden stances are mutually exclusive.

    • William Sullivan

      Fox has an agenda just like MSNBC. They dont report the news, they invent it. 30% of what you are fed on Fox is blatant bullshit. Politicians have you believing that immigrants and poor people are the one bleeding your country when 1% of the population has the majority of the wealth, paying no taxes because of corporate loop holes. Its not the rich working you like a slave, its the single mother with 2 kids thats taking all your money. http://www.politifact.com/punditfact/tv/fox/

      • Kehvan

        Smh… left wingers… they’re so delusional while also hypocritical.

  • Dave D

    I’m not sure why Vince’s stance on guns would make conservative heads explode. He’s more likely to cause that to “liberals”.

  • Lucifer999

    Actors are not famous for their intellect. Remember, they are merely puppets without strings.

  • Redwhiteandbluegirl

    Seriously guys, is the world a better place since snowden leaked what he did? Statistics show that country’s where people are not allowed to carry a gun, people don’t die as much from guns shots as in country’s that do allow guns. You guys are criticizing the police drug wars and then you are criticizing the whole police force/government. Well I don’t see you getting of your lazy ass to speak to drug selling people in your neighborhood, I don’t see u cooperating with the police to get those people and let’s be honest they won’t be able to slove it all by themselves. ‘the moment we cease to hold eachother, the moment we lose faith in eachother. The sea engulfs us and the light goes out’. Sometimes I wonder if the light has not died on some of you already….

    • Matt Scinto

      lol you still think we can arrest our way out of the drug war?

    • Eot Lemac

      Yes, but deaths from other methods besides guns is tremendously
      higher! As are violent crimes and burglaries. People that want to kill
      will find any tool to do the job. Read the Harvard Law study on gun
      control – http://www.law.harvard.edu/students/orgs/jlpp/Vol30_No2_KatesMauseronline.pdf

    • alan_1969

      Our world may not be a better place since Snowden informed us what our own government is up to, but we now have more knowledge how corrupt our government is. Like Eot Lemac said, those countries without guns…people die more violent slow deaths from knives and clubs, etc. The drug issue is much bigger than most people realize. It is an unwinnable war. It isn’t intended to be won, just like the war on poverty isn’t intended to be won either.

  • Tim Baker

    I also don’t know what the author means about the comments about why an individual should own guns, the other thing that puzzles me is why he thinks “foxaholics” would go nuts over the comment that Snowden is a hero, I doubt you will find many people more conservative than me, but for the same reasons stated i also do not condem Snowden.

  • jf

    I am pro gun and pro Snowden …… I am not against immigration, I am against border jumpers, illegal entry into this country, no matter where you came from; we have due process here, same as EVERY other country in the world.

  • Rick Clines

    I knew there was a reason I liked him.

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  • Max

    I wish you could write a great article without poking at political groups; It’s childish.