In a surprising admission, the award-winning filmmaker Quentin Tarantino has revealed that he owns a gun for protection. The statement has sparked a fierce debate in Hollywood, where gun control has become a highly charged political issue.
Speaking to the Spanish daily newspaper, El Pais, Tarantino acknowledged the need for better gun laws, saying, “We certainly don’t need as many automatic weapons as there are.” However, he also made it clear that he believes in exercising his Second Amendment right to bear arms.
Tarantino, whose films often feature graphic violence and gunplay, is no stranger to controversy. But his admission of gun ownership has raised eyebrows among his colleagues in the entertainment industry, many of whom are outspoken advocates for stricter gun control measures.
The debate over gun control has been reignited in recent years following a series of mass shootings in the United States, including the tragic 2017 Las Vegas shooting that left 58 people dead and hundreds more injured.
Despite calls for stricter gun laws, Tarantino’s admission highlights the fact that many Americans still feel the need to arm themselves for protection. It also underscores the complex and divisive nature of the gun control debate in the United States.