Well, I would love it if they could take all the guns away. Unfortunately, you can’t do that so you hope that good people in the world have them to protect the people who can’t protect themselves.
Certainly, I haven’t used a gun anywhere other than on a movie set and I’d like to see if we could take them all away. It would be a beautiful thing.
April 26, 2007
[This is a much more interesting quote that I originally expected.
I originally ran across this quote with the preceding paragraph that I quoted:
I’d like to see if we could take them (guns) all away. It would be a beautiful thing.
Which is attributed to Wahlberg in several places:
- Hollywood Hypocrisy on Guns
- Lone Survivor star Mark Wahlberg: Prohibited from touching guns
- 8 Surprising Anti-Gun Celebrities
It is rarely (only once that I discovered) is it pointed out that the actual quote (that I used above) is more ambiguous than the more common one. In fact I could see the second paragraph of my selection being taken out of context in such a way that it completely changed the meaning. The “I haven’t used a gun anywhere other than a movie set” could mean something like “used a gun against people or animals”.
I don’t trust Hollywood actors to have solid political sense or philosophy but I trust the accuracy of reporters even less.—Joe]