Liam Neeson is known for his vast array of movies that typically involve lots of shooting and LOTS of guns. So imagine the hypocrisy when Liam goes anti-gun in some resent comments he made to the press.
It’s not bad enough he has made millions on the big screen with the help of firearms but now he’s cussing about Americans owning them.
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“First off, my thoughts and prayers and my heart are with the deceased, and certainly with all of France, yesterday. I’ve got a lot of dear friends in Paris,” Neeson said during an interview in Dubai this week. “There’s too many fucking guns out there. Especially 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 fucking disgrace. Every week now we’re picking up a newspaper and seeing, ‘Yet another few kids have been killed in schools.'”
PARA apparently gave guns to be used in the Taken 3 movie and has thus issued a statement expressing their regret. Goes to show you can’t control your product placement models.
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“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.”