A lot of actors are hypocrites when it comes to firearms – starring in shoot ’em up movies for a payday and then calling for gun control.
But not Samuel L. Jackson.
In a recent interview with the Times of London, Jackson said he began carrying a firearm as a young man in the South and nothing has changed now that he’s a superstar.
“I am not an unarmed citizen now,” Jackson said. “I do my own shopping. I walk the streets. I don’t have bodyguards.”
When asked if what he would do if there was an intruder in the house, Jackson said he’d tell them “get the f*ck out of my house. I have a gun.”
If that warning was ignored, the star said “a big tongue of flame will come out of the end of this weapon.”
Asked by the British paper what he thought was the solution to American gun violence, Jackson nailed the answer.
“I don’t think it’s about more gun control. 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.”