Actor Matt Damon isn’t a gun owner in real life, but he plays one on the big screen. During a press conference in Australia over the Fourth of July weekend to promote the latest chapter in the Bourne saga, “Jason Bourne” Damon drooled over that nation’s massive gun confiscation initiative and wished the U.S. would follow its lead.
According to the Washington Times, Damon said:
You guys did it here in one fell swoop [in 1996] and I wish that could happen in my country, but it’s such a personal issue for people that we cannot talk about it sensibly.
People get so emotional that even when you make a suggestion about not selling AK47s to people on terror watch lists, that’s a non-starter. I don’t know what needs to happen.
Obviously mass shootings aren’t going to do it. There have been so many of them at this point. Sandy Hook, when those children were murdered, if that didn’t do it, you know, I just don’t know. Maybe we just need to evolve further before we can have that conversation, I don’t know.
He went on to praise the Australian gun control regime, apparently unaware that there is no Second Amendment down under.
“It’s wonderful what Australia did because you guys haven’t had a mass shooting since you went, ‘No, we’re going to be sensible about this.’ And nobody’s rights have been infringed, you guys are fine.”
“I wish we could be sensible like that but I don’t think that’s going to happen in my lifetime.”
Here meantime is a trailer for Damon’s picture, due to hit theaters July 29.
— #JasonBourne (@jasonbourne) June 30, 2016
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