From the time when actor Liam Neeson went on his recent gun control rant, let us recap just what exactly he said.
“There are too many [bleeping] guns out there, especially in America.”
“A [bleeping] disgrace” (regarding private gun ownership in America.)
“I think the population is like, 320 million? There’s over 300 million guns, privately owned, in America. I think it’s a [bleeping] disgrace. Every week now we are picking up a newspaper and seeing, ‘Yet another few kids have been killed in schools’”
This was in response to his thoughts on the Charlie Hebdo shooting in Paris.
Because of his remarks, the firearms company, PARA USA, which provided Neeson the guns for his Taken 3 movie, will be cutting all ties with him.
They provided the following comment on their facebook page a few days ago.
PARA USA regrets its decision to provide firearms for use in the film “Taken 3”. While the film itself is entertaining, comments made by its Irish-born star during press junkets reflect a cultural and factual ignorance that undermines support of the Second Amendment and American liberties. We will no longer provide firearms for use in films starring Liam Neeson and ask that our friends and partners in Hollywood refrain from associating our brand and products with his projects. Further, we encourage our partners and friends in the firearms industry to do the same.
I applaud PARA USA for taking action regarding gun control hypocrites in Hollywood. This is a step in the right direction, but there are many more actors like Neeson who support gun control while using guns in their movies. I hope the gun companies that provide guns for these other actors and actresses will be encouraged to step forward and take similar measures as PARA USA.