An Actor Who Wasn't Faking It

Gun Owners We Love: Vince Vaughn
Vince Vaughn

There is a scene in the comedy "Couples Retreat" (2009) where Vince Vaughn thinks he hears someone breaking into his home. He grabs his pistol from a self-defense safe and investigates. The prowler turns out to be his friend (Jason Bateman), but during this scene Vaughn handles the pistol so deftly that he made having a self-defense gun seem like the normal thing it is. This impressed me. I checked to see who wrote the movie and found that Vaughn helped write the script. This made me suspect him to be a pro-gun kind of guy. Well, he not only is, but when Playboy asked him, in its March 2015 issue, "Do you own a gun?" he said, "I do, yeah. I believe in the right to defend yourself if need be. Hopefully you're never in that situation, but I think you're fairly naïve to believe there will never be a cause for self-defense. But again, I believe it's up to the individual. I don't believe rights come in groups. You shouldn't get more or fewer rights because of what you believe in or what nationality you were born into."