The worst gun rights arguments ever made (yes, including Vince Vaughn)

The worst gun rights arguments ever made (yes, including Vince Vaughn)

Vince Vaughn for some reason this week decided to come out in full support of gun ownership, saying mass shootings “only happened in places that don't allow guns".

Banning guns is like banning forks in an attempt to stop making people fat. Taking away guns, drugs, booze... It won’t rid the world of criminality.


With the star of Couples Retreat and The Internship's words ringing in our ears, we thought it an opportune moment to revisit some of the other worst cases ever made for relaxing gun control.

Be warned: you might want to shower after reading this piece to wash the stupid away.

Donald Trump

If the people so violently shot down in Paris had guns, at least they would have had a fighting chance. Isn't it interesting that the tragedy in Paris took place in one of the toughest gun control countries in the world?

Donald Trump, real-estate tycoon/buffoon on the Charlie Hebdo killings.

Wayne LaPierre

The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. Would you rather have your 911 call bring a good guy with a gun from a mile away... or a minute away?

The National Rifle Association’s executive vice president responds to the Newtown shootings of December 2012, in which a gunman shot 27 people, including 20 children.

Mr LaPierre actually doesn't stop there.

A heinous act of mass murder — either by terrorists or by some psychotic who should have been locked up long ago — will be the pretext to unleash a tsunami of gun control.

Measured words that we can all get behind.

Hurricanes. Tornadoes. Riots. Terrorists. Gangs. Lone criminals. These are perils we are sure to face—not just maybe. It’s not paranoia to buy a gun. It’s survival. It’s responsible behavior, and it’s time we encourage law-abiding Americans to do just that.

He made quite an account of himself in the Daily Caller in February 2013.

Louie Gohmert

I wish to God she had had an M-4 in her office, locked up so when she heard gunfire, she pulls it out and she didn't have to lunge heroically with nothing in her hands.

Louie Gohmert, Republican Congresssman for Texas refers to the principal of Sandy Hook Elementary School following the Newtown shootings.

Si Robertson

It ain't gun control we need; it's sin control.

Si Robertson appears on a show called Duck Dynasty.

Sarah Palin

We say keep your change, we’ll keep our God, our guns, our constitution.

Deriding President Obama in a speech defending gun rights, former Governor of Alaska Sarah Palin uttered this to a crowd at the Conservative Political Action Conference in 2012.

Prince Philip

A gun is no more dangerous than a cricket bat in the hands of a madman.

The Duke of Edinburgh said this about six months after the Dunblane school massacre, in which 16 children died.

Ted Nugent

Anybody that wants to make me unarmed and helpless, people that want to literally create the proven places where more innocents are killed called gun-free zones, we're going to beat you. We're going to vote you out of office or suck on my machine gun.

"Suck on my machine gun" might be the most offensive call to arms we've heard.

Rush Limbaugh

From this day forward, somebody propose it, liberals should not be allowed to buy guns. It’s just that simple. Liberals should have their speech controlled and not be allowed to buy guns.

I mean if we want to get serious about this, if we want to face this head on, we’re gonna have to openly admit, liberals should not be allowed to buy guns, nor should they be allowed to use computer keyboards or typewriters, word processors or e-mails, and they should have their speech controlled.

If we did those three or four things, I can’t tell you what a sane, calm, civil, fun-loving society we would have. Take guns out of the possession, out of the hands of liberals, take their typewriters and their keyboards away from ‘em, don’t let ‘em anywhere near a gun, and control their speech.

You would wipe out 90% of the crime, 85 to 95 per cent of the hate, and a hundred percent of the lies from society.

Rush Limbaugh, radio talk show host and political commentator talks on his radio show on January 18, 2011.

Bruce Willis

Everyone has a right to bear arms. If you take guns away from legal gun owners, then the only people who have guns are the bad guys.

Bruce Willis, actor and apparent gun control expert, speaking in 2000.

Nigel Farage

If you criminalise handguns then only the criminals carry the guns.

Nigel Farage, leader of Ukip and apparent pupil of Bruce Willis, actor and apparent gun control expert.

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