GOA Blasts Liam Neeson for Ignorant Comments on Guns

GOA Blasts Liam Neeson for Ignorant Comments on Guns

WorldNetDaily (1/13/15) reported that action movie star Liam Neeson has been accused of “rank hypocrisy” for his comments blasting gun ownership in America.  Neeson offered these views, despite the fact that he has made a career appearing in movies featuring … guns.

Larry Pratt, Executive Director of Gun Owners of America, said he was “not impressed” by the comments from Neeson, who appeared in Schindler’s List.

“Too bad Neeson didn’t learn anything from Schindler’s List. Those were unarmed people who were being slaughtered (by the Nazis),” Pratt said. “You know they had to have wished there had been ‘too many (expletive) guns’ in Germany.”

According to WND, “Neeson took a shot at gun owners in America while commenting about the tragic loss of lives in Paris last week, apparently seeing no difference between Islamic terrorists and law-abiding citizens who carry weapons.”

WND notes that while Neeson portrayed Oskar Schindler in “Schindler’s List” and has done “his share of shoot em’ up movie roles,” he took the opportunity to speak in favor of gun control Monday while responding to a question about the Paris terrorist attacks.

“There’s too many [expletive] guns out there,” Neeson said. “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 [expletive] disgrace. Every week now we’re picking up a newspaper and seeing, ‘Yet another few kids have been killed in schools.’”

WND said that Neeson made the comments while “standing in front of a large poster for his new movie, Taken 3” — a poster which shows Neeson holding a pistol.

Finally, WND reports that the trailer for Taken 3 shows nearly nonstop “head-bashing, bombing and gun-shooting,” with Neeson’s promise to “finish” the violence.

Read the Article at WND

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