On January 12, Breitbart News reported that action film star Liam Neeson stood in front of a poster of himself holding a handgun for Taken 3, and cursed America’s pro-gun culture. Reacting to the terror attacks in Paris he said, “There are too many [bleeping] guns out there, especially in America.”
Para USA–maker of fine 1911 handguns and a firearm supplier for Taken 3–caught wind of Neeson’s comments and says they “will no longer provide firearms for use in films starring Liam Neeson.”
Moreover, according to The Wrap, Para USA says it now “regrets its decision to provide firearms for use in the film ‘Taken 3‘” in the first place. They admitted the movie was entertaining, but said Neeson’s comments “reflect a cultural and factual ignorance that undermines support of the Second Amendment and American liberties.”
Para USA is encouraging other gun suppliers who provide firearms for action films to take a stand as well, and tell Hollywood that stars who trash the Second Amendment can find their guns somewhere else.
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