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Matt Damon Speaks Out About Gun Control

Matt Damon Speaks Out About Gun Control

Matt Damon is speaking out about gun control in Australia vs. that in America.

“It’s wonderful what Australia did because you guys haven’t had a mass shooting since you went, ‘No, we’re going to be sensible about this.’ And nobody’s rights have been infringed, you guys are fine,” Matt said in an interview while promoting Jason Bourne in Australia this week (via The Wrap). “I wish we could be sensible like that but I don’t think that’s going to happen in my lifetime.”

“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. We just can. People get so emotional that even when you make a suggestion about not selling AK-47s to people on terror watch lists, that’s a non-starter. I don’t know what needs to happen,” Matt continued. “There have been so many [mass shootings in America] at this point. Sandy Hook, when those children were murdered, if that didn’t do it, you know, I just don’t know…Maybe we just need to evolve further before we can have that conversation, I don’t know.”

While guns are not banned in Australia, it is much harder to obtain one in Australia than in America. Another American, Alton Sterling, was killed by a police officer in Louisiana yesterday.

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  • qiq

    Just when I thought I couldnt love him more. <3

  • Roscoe

    Sure, Mr. Damon, our weapons should be confiscated while you and your rich buddies keep your armed security details.

    I wish these people would just shut up and just act, produce, and/or direct. I was looking forward to the next Bourne film, but oh well.

  • Michele

    What the heck does that last sentence have to do with the article and Matts opinions?

  • guesteartt

    Love this guy. Usually I think celebs come across badly when they get political, but he’s a total pro at saying it very clearly and not injecting his personality and celebrity into it.

  • Sprite

    Well it’s different now from when I was a kid, back then you’d hear stories of children playing with ammunition/powder, losing digits, I haven’t heard a story like that in almost thirty years. – it’s gun safes and cabinets, technology and logistics.

  • Jon M’Shulla

    Shut up trash hole.