Keanu Reeves has absolutely lit up the internet with his 3-gun shooting course video. Let’s find out his stance on gun control.
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Keanu’s 3-Gun Course: Where Does He Stand on the Gun Debate?
What is a 3-gun course? 3-gun is a shooting course using three types of firearms – a shotgun, a rifle, and a handgun. The shooter will go through a series of long distance and short distance shooting to showcase his skill with each gun type.
Mr. Reeves’ Impressive Skill with the Gun
Keanu Reeves is no stranger to guns, with his countless gunfight scenes on the big screen. I can honestly say that his skill and command of each weapon is nothing short of amazing.
It certainly looks like he participated in numerous gun competitions in 3-gun nation. Being an A-list star probably affords him some of the best training available.
While this video is on Keanu Reeves’ gun training for movies, we wonder what his stance is on guns and the much-debated gun control or the second amendment.
Is Keanu Reeves Pro-Second Amendment?
Keanu Reeves got many of us gun enthusiasts excited with his video shooting a 3-gun course layout. This may be only part of this training for his hit movie John Wick, but we’re excited just the same.
It is not every day we see these Hollywood A-listers go on an action-packed training shooting guns. I was curious, though… Where does Mr. Wick stand on the second amendment and on American’s basic right to own a weapon for self-defense?
So, I did a little digging. Surprisingly, or not — depending on how you look at things— he doesn’t take the same stance of your average movie star.
Instead, he has been quoted by independent.co.uk as saying: “You mean should citizens be able to have a weapon? Yeah, why not? I am not fundamentally against citizens having access to a weapon, but I think that it has complications, the use of it. It’s probably not the wisest thing. Personally, I don’t own a weapon.”
I really wish he would have expounded more upon what he thought the complications were, and what isn’t the “wisest thing,” but the fact remains that he isn’t against people owning guns. At least, he wasn’t back in 2008 when this interview occurred.
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In my own opinion, this is a much better stance than the garbage most celebrities spew whenever they condemn the 2A. Perhaps, even the Baba Yaga-killer steers clear of the anti-second amendment mob.
At least he’s not being hypocritical about it like many of the actors who are rabid pro-gun control yet star in a dozen or so action movies involving guns. It’s frustrating to see these so-called actors or social justice warriors take a hit at law-abiding citizens and not the perpetrators of a crime.
Here’s a novel idea: just entertain us and leave the politics to those who are paid to be politicians.
When you watched Keanu shooting a 3-gun course, what went through your mind? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on March 4, 2016, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.