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Vince Vaughn: 'Of course' guns should be allowed in schools

In an interview with the British edition of GQ, American actor and comedian Vince Vaughn opened up about his strong belief in gun rights, saying he supports "having a gun in public full stop," not just in the home.

Vaughn, who's in the midst of redefining his acting career with his starring role in the second season of HBO's crime-thriller True Detective, got specific about guns in schools, saying "of course" they should be allowed:

"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--king schools because they know there are no guns there. They are monsters killing six-year-olds ... 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." [GQ]

Read more excerpts from the interview here.