While many politicians, pundits and outspoken celebrities are taking a firm stand in favor of increased gun control in the wake of last week’s shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Conn., actor Samuel L. Jackson is taking a position that might surprise you.

Samuel L. Jackson takes a surprising position on gun control

“I don’t think it’s about more gun control,” said Samuel L. Jackson, who stars as a conniving house slave in Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming revenge fantasy “Django Unchained.” “I grew up in the South with guns everywhere and we never shot anyone. This [shooting] is about people who aren’t taught the value of life.”

Parents and role models who emphasize that value, he said, will accomplish more than legislators reducing the number of firearms.

I actually couldn’t agree more.