Kurt Russell: Of Course I Own Guns – This is no Time to Lay Down Your Weapons
Kurt Russell isn’t making any friends among the people in Hollywood who want your guns.
‘Sure I believe in the right to bear arms, as guaranteed under the Second Amendment of the American constitution,’ explains 64-year-old Kurt Russell, Hollywood A-lister and long-term partner of Goldie Hawn.
He is not ranting or raving in his luxurious hotel suite in the West End of London. Far from it.
This dapper and urbane man is sitting one leg crossed over the other, dressed immaculately and smiling serenely.
‘This is what people need to understand,’ he continues when asked about gun reform after the most recent school shootings in the States and the terrorist attack in San Bernardino that left 14 dead and 22 injured.
‘Now is not a good time to lay down your weapons – how will you protect yourself?’
Kurt is a fixture in Hollywood, so we’re confident his career is safe. Even if it isn’t I suspect he and Goldie have enough socked away to weather the storm.
We’re also very fond of the fact that Kurt has no problem handling the
bi girls on The View on this subject.
He’s not alone:
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Hollywood has been accused of letting its old McCarthyism shame creep back into the 21st century: driving conservatives into hiding and professional exile, like it once blacklisted communists.
It is a rarity that a successful child actor finds success as an adult actor and Libertarian Kurt Russell surely defeated that hurdle to a huge measure!
Kurt Russell sat down with The Daily Beast where he discussed, “Cowboys, Guns, and Life as Hollywood’s Most ‘Hardcore’ Libertarian”
Kurt Russell rarely discusses his political views publicly, but he responds to a recent contentious interview he did about gun control.
Kurt and Goldie have been together for a very long time. WATCH as late night host James Corden can hardly contain himself after he asks Kurt Russell about his childhood run-ins with The Beach Boys, Elvis Presley and Walt Disney: scroll down for hysterical video
The Daily Beast quotes:
I have my political point of view, of course; I’m an American and I’m entitled to it. But I don’t like espousing it publicly. I’m very vocal with my friends, and they’ll tell you that. But this guy just wouldn’t stop. He just went down this road and I went, “OK,” and tried to bring it back a couple of times to the movie but he just wasn’t having it.
He got into the whole thing about how gun control was somehow going to fix terrorism, and I was like, “Dude, I just don’t get that thinking!” It reminds me sometimes of being a parent. Let’s say you’re the parent of a kid who’s getting bullied at school. Your kid is getting punched around and he comes home and tells you about it, and your response is to say to your kid, “Now, are you sure you haven’t done something to make him mad? Are you sure you didn’t do anything to anger him?”
Russell goes on to discuss the political atmosphere in Hollywood with the “faux-libertarians”, “faux-liberals”, and “faux-conservatives”, (Just acting like them Ya’know!).
He also discusses his own personal views.
“When I was a young guy, I was finding myself not quite being able to see the things that were going on and buy into a political culture. I didn’t know what to do, so I finally said, “Why don’t I go back and see what the Founding Fathers were all about, and see how that stacked up.” Well, I found them and I found Libertarianism.”
The article gave some great insight into this talented man. I would encourage a full read. For full disclosure, Kurt Russell has always been a favorite of mine, and for more than just his talented acting!
Now here’s that Video – really fun:
James Corden can hardly contain himself after he asks Kurt Russell about his childhood run-ins with The Beach Boys, Elvis Presley and Walt Disney:
Kurt Russell has done a great job of staying out of the craziness that most Hollywood peeps get involved in. He has lived a good life. He has always put his family first. I would call him a “good man”.
There are very few “good men” in Hollywood. Kurt Russell, you stand high above the rest, and still remain humble. That rocks in my book!