Actor Matt Damon said recently he wishes a massive Australia-style confiscation of guns would happen in the United States.
Damon made the remarks in an interview in Australia during his tour to promote his new movie “Jason Bourne.”
“You guys did it here in one fell swoop and I wish that could happen in my country, but it’s such a personal issue for people that we cannot talk about it sensibly,” said Damon, referring to the sweeping gun control laws enacted in Australia in 1996.
The Hollywood mega-star lamented that people get “so emotional” about the issue.
Australia’s laws were changed after a gunman killed 35 people at a resort. With bipartisan support from leftist and conservative politicians, Australia implemented a massive buy-back of firearms, banned private sales and said that anyone wishing to own a gun would need a “genuine reason” to have one beyond self-defense.
Yet, the Australian way is not the Bourne way.
The best way for Matt Damon to express his anti-armed defense ideas is through the propaganda machine of his movies. In his current “Jason Bourne” movie, he dispatched at least 10 people as a gun-toting one-man-killing-machine. In his other “Jason Bourne” movies, he killed other bad guys, especially from corrupt and wicked intelligence services.
So why Damon is so anti-gun if Bourne just loves them?
If he were real, Bourne would dislike Damon, and surely if Damon were honest he would hate Bourne and leave his role to a pro-gun actor.
By rejecting the Bourne character, Damon could make a valid point based on his conscience. In this point, he has no conscience to reject the money his gun-loving character gives him.
Damon, who has reportedly made over $50 million for his work in the four Bourne films, has also had no issue with using weapons in other films.
The 45-year-old actor has also carried firearms in his movies The Departed, Green Zone and Elysium, to name just a few.
He is pictured holding a gun on movies poster for all four of his Bourne films.
Where his conscience?
It is time for Damon to reject Bourne and give back his $50 millions.
In addition, he should disarm his bodyguards and make no secrets about it, letting the public know that in consistency with his anti-gun stances, his bodyguards are totally disarmed.
This would be a real anti-gun propaganda.
I support Jason Bourne, but not Matt Damon.
With information from FoxNews and DailyMail.
Portuguese version of this article: Ator Matt Damon pede abrangente proibição de armas nos EUA
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