Actor Kurt Russell says the notion that gun control laws can prevent terrorist attacks is “absolutely insane.”
“If you think gun control is going to change the terrorists’ point of view, I think you’re, like, out of your mind,” Russell told the movie blog Hollywood Elsewhere on Monday.
“I think it’s absolutely insane,” he added.
The “Miracle” and “Escape from New York” star said America needs to instill fear in its enemies, rather than cower before them.
“The problem — the problem that we’re having right now to turn it around ... you may think you’ve got me worried about what you’re gonna do? Dude, you’re about to find out what I’m gonna do, and that’s gonna worry you a lot more,” he said. “And that’s what we need."
“If I’m a hockey team and I’ve got some guy bearing down on me as a goaltender, I’m not concerned about what he’s gonna do. I’m gonna make him concerned about what I’m gonna do,” he added.
Russell was also dismissive of the notion that people on the no-fly list should be banned from buying guns.
“They can also make a bomb pretty easily. So what?” he said. “They can also get knives and stab you. What are you gonna do about that? They can also get cars and run you over. What are you gonna do about that?”
“What are you gonna do? Outlaw everything? That isn’t the answer.”
Russell stars in “The Hateful Eight,” directed by Quentin Tarantino, which opens Christmas Day.