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Kurt Russell: Founding Fathers had ‘very strong reason for Second Amendment’

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Actor Kurt Russell defended his views on the Second Amendment during an interview Friday on “The View.” 

“I think there’s a very strong reason the Founding Fathers had for our Second Amendment,” Russell said. 

{mosads}Russell recently made headlines for saying the belief that gun control laws can prevent terrorist attacks is “absolutely insane.” 

“In reality, when we’re dealing with things like, terrorism, whatnot, we’re all going to have different opinions on how to do it,” Russell told “The View” hosts Friday. 

“[The reasoning behind the Second Amendment] is that no government ever hasn’t had to fight its own people, and its own people hasn’t had to fight its own government,” Russell added. “We had our civil war. If that Second Amendment hadn’t been there, those people wouldn’t have had the opportunity to do what they considered defending their life, their way, their style of living.” 

“I think people more object to the excesses of the Second Amendment,” co-host Joy Behar responded. “Not the Second Amendment. It’s the boom, boom, boom, boom, boom guns.” 

“And that’s where the debate comes in,” Russell said. “I think it’s too bad the debate can’t remain civil, too. … So I just leave it open for interpretation by all different people and say, we’re all in this together. We’re going to hear people talk about it.” 

Russell stars in “The Hateful Eight,” which opens Christmas Day. 

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