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VIDEO: Liam Neeson Hates Guns, Except When He Uses Them in Movies

By Curtis Kalin | January 15, 2015 | 2:57pm EST

Actor Liam Neeson has a problem with the number of guns in America, while movies he stars in are littered with gun violence committed primarily by him.

In an interview this week, Neeson was asked about the Paris terrorist attacks. After a perfunctory denunciation of terrorism, he turned to the proliferation of guns:

“There’s too many [expletive] guns out there,” he continued. “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 [expletive] disgrace.

While Neeson feigns outrage over guns today, he has a long history of using guns throughout his long acting career. When he was interviewed for his 2006 film Seraphim Falls, he even remarked that firing a gun “was cool.”

Neeson joins the already sizable contingent of Hollywood hypocrites when it comes to firearms. They crusade against guns in interviews promoting their movies, but they are surrounded with bodyguards who carry them, star in movies featuring them, and threaten to kill fictional characters with them.

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