It may seem that the trend of celebrities getting into heated political arguments is a fairly recent phenomenon, but that isn’t the case.
In a clip from Rosie O’Donnell’s show (video below), O’Donnell, an outspoken comedian, interviewed conservative actor Tom Selleck, according to AWM.
During the interview, the two got into a heated discussion about gun safety and gun control laws. Selleck explained to O’Donnell that he was a junior NRA member as a kid, where he learned about firearm safety.
O’Donnell questions Selleck about why guns shouldn’t have to be registered like cars and why assault rifles are permitted.
When the interview turned its focus onto the Second Amendment, things began to get a bit more heated.
“You also have the freedom of speech, but you’re not allowed to scream ‘fire’ in a crowded movie theater because it threatens the safety of other people,” O’Donnell said in the interview, according to Newsiosity. “Assault weapons threaten the safety of other people. There’s no reason in my opinion to have them. You wanna have a hunting rifle? Great. You wanna have a handgun?”
Selleck remained calm as he responded and tried to explain his point of view.
“Do you really think the Second Amendment is in the Constitution to guarantee hunting and target shooting? Do you really think that’s what the Founding Fathers meant?” Selleck replied.
O’Donnell responded, “I think the Second Amendment is in the Constitution so that we can have muskets when the British people come over in 1800. I don’t think it’s in the Constitution to have assault weapons in the year 2000.”
See the tense interview below:
Sources: AWM, Newsiosity, The Rosie O’Donnell Show via YouTube / Photo credit: Inhabitat