“Taken” star Liam Neeson might brandish an assortment of firearms in the movies, but the Hollywood actor is firmly in favor of gun control and believes America has “too many f***ing guns.”
Neeson made the recent comments while speaking about the recent terror attack against French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
“First off, my thoughts and prayers and my heart are with the deceased, and certainly with all of France, yesterday. I’ve got a lot of dear friends in Paris,” the 62-year-old said actor said, according to Gulf News.
“There’s too many f***ing guns out there,” Neeson continued. “Especially in America. I think the population is like, 320 million? There’s over 300 million guns. Privately owned, in America.”
“I think it’s a f***ing disgrace,” the actor added. “Every week now we’re picking up a newspaper and seeing, ‘Yet another few kids have been killed in schools.’”
Neeson, who is known by many for his role as a trigger-happy ex-agent, doesn’t think his views on guns are hypocritical.
“It’s in the movies, you know?” he said, according to Gulf News. “I think it can give people a great release from stresses in life and all the rest of it, you know what I mean? It doesn’t mean they’re all going to go out and go, ‘Yeah, let’s get a gun!’”
“Taken 3” was released into movie theaters on January 9.
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