Mark Ruffalo on Elliot Rodger Shootings: Gun Control Debate Is ‘Completely Outrageous’

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The Wrap:“The Normal Heart” star Mark Ruffalo thinks any debate about gun control lingering in the wake of America’s most recent mass shooting tragedy, Elliot Rodger’s UCSB rampage, is “completely outrageous.”

“I don’t know how many more of these are going to happen before we start to act like adults, instead of running around like a bunch of selfish children because there’s some sort of machismo connected with the idea of having militarized weaponry sitting in your closet,” Ruffalo told TheWrap during an interview for an upcoming issue of EmmyWrap magazine. ”It’s just ridiculous. And our kids are paying the price.”

“And for what? What are we going to do with all of this weaponry? Are we going to declare war on our military? Where does it lead, and where does it end? It’s just an escalation,” Ruffalo continued. “Next people are going to be, ‘Well, I need a rocket launcher because that dude’s using a rocket launcher over there’ It keeps going on and on and on. And the writing’s on the wall. It’s going to come to a head.”

Ruffalo, perhaps better known to mainstream movie audiences as The Hulk in Marvel’s “Avengers” franchise, will next be seen on the big screen in “Foxcatcher,” a wrestling drama that ends in deadly gun violence.

Ruffalo stars as real-life Olympic wrestler David Schultz, who was murdered by his brother’s wrestling mentor John du Pont. Steve Carell takes a career-defining turn as du Pont, and Channing Tatum co-stars as Schultz’s brother, Mark.

“I don’t know how many more kids are going to have to die before we have a serious adult discussion about how to best handle these problems,” Ruffalo said.

Rodger, the son of a “Hunger Games” second unit director, stabbed two roommates and one other young man to death in his apartment last Friday before shooting and killing three others around the campus of U. of California Santa Barbara. Rodger wounded at least a dozen other people before taking his own life.

Ruffalo is in the new movie Foxcatcher. Guess what Ruffalo is using at the 43 second mark?

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0 responses to “Mark Ruffalo on Elliot Rodger Shootings: Gun Control Debate Is ‘Completely Outrageous’

  1. Such rank hypocrisy. Mark Ruffalo is another Hollywood hypocrite whose movies & TV (& whatever) I will NEVER watch. EVER. (Not that he was worth watching before.)

  2. This guy has never been the brightest bulb in a four pack. Can’t stand him, he is a lunatic.

  3. No money spent on the Avengers as long as this mushmouth is playing Bruce Banner(the Hulk is a computer cartoon.)

  4. People who are THAT ignorant of History don’t even deserve for their opinions to be considered legitimate. Call me closed-minded if you want;I won’t waste my time trying to show these butt-heads why we need to keep our Guns close at hand,and what happens when the People give them up. Liberal Idiots don’t deal in facts or truth anyway-their world is all based on “feelings”.

  5. Mark Ruffalo does have one redeeming value. He never leaves the toilet seat up. That’s because there is no reason for him to lift it.

  6. Without hesitation, since Mark enters the statement, ““And for what? What are we going to do with all of this weaponry? Are we going to declare war on our military? Where does it lead, and where does it end? It’s just an escalation,” Ruffalo continued. “Next people are going to be, ‘Well, I need a rocket launcher because that dude’s using a rocket launcher over there’ It keeps going on and on and on. And the writing’s on the wall. It’s going to come to a head.” Means that Mark does NOT understand the 2nd Amendment, or why it’s in the Constitution as the 2nd Amendment. So for Marks benefit:

    The 2nd Amendment was put in the Bill of Rights because our forefathers had just come out of a very costly war to get to the point that gave them the RIGHT to put pen to paper declaring our sovereignty. So it was well ingrained in their minds just how important having weapons were. They didn’t forget that the King (King George the third, not Obama) had attempted to confiscate all the weapons. The “colonist” refused to give up their arms, even if it put them at the peril of becoming felons (out laws) to the current police. This attempt to confiscate weapons was one of the major contributing factors that put the colonist at war against the King. In the minds of our forefathers the “shot heard around the world” would never have happened had they acquiesced to the ban on guns. So they wanted all the generations to follow to understand that whatever the police had available to them, then the citizenry should also be allowed to own without struggle or danger. When I say “danger” here, it means to be able to own without the fear that you will be ridiculed, or your family endangered by others for owning a weapon. That includes to be without fear that the police will break your door down and take you and your family prisoner, without warrant, without charge, and wind up in a hell hole named Guantanamo Bay for the rest of your life. Under current law, the Federal Military CAN NOT be used on civil disobedience on US soil. However, with the mounting number of executive orders that have been put in service, that may change. Then the words of our forefathers take on a whole new meaning, because it was ALWAYS their intent that the citizenry be able to keep step with whoever got in their way to stop tyranny. So IF the military becomes an “option” for use against the people inside the USA, then the 2nd Amendment will mean that ANY weapons the military has, should also be readily available to the citizens. So the “line” as so many people put it, will change drastically. But for right now, it means “whatever the police have, the citizens can have.”

    Now we come to the “shall not be infringed” part of the Amendment. Actually BY LAW (of the land) the whole “FFL” licensing thing is TOTALLY against the law. I would even interject that the “taxation” that occurs when you purchase a weapon is illegal. Yes, I said that. The purchase of firearms should be TAX FREE!! That should give you an idea of what the 2nd amendment has to offer, and how truly very powerful it is. At this point I should be able to point out with confidence that owning weapons in the USA isn’t just a “hobby”, and not just “heritage”, but is a right that should be taken so seriously that it should be considered an OBLIGATION. IF you want to live in a free land, you SHOULD own them. And a lot of them, because you just might need them.

    That brings us to the fact that politicians NEVER want to talk about. The reason for all of this, the reason we have a 2nd Amendment. The reason individuals will fight for it to the point of forfeiting their life for it. The weapons are to be used to save our country, if tyranny takes hold and it becomes evident that there is no way to abolish it. We are to use our weapons, and force the politicians to understand that this IS a free country and we will NOT allow it to be anything BUT a Constitutional Republic. That is why there are so many heated debates these days. Our country has become an Oligarchy that uses democracy as an illusion so that the people believe they have some kind of control. It may be possible to reverse the damage that has been done to our country, but every day it looks less and less like it can be done peacefully. We (the people) were too quiet for too long. We were too trusting. We allowed bad things to happen, like the patriot act to be put in place because we were hurt, and angry, and we were told that if they (the government) could do that one thing for a year or two, we could find these “bad guys” and then we would repeal the patriot act. See how all of this starts to tie together? These weapons that our politicians are fighting so hard to make illegal are to be used on them. The politicians, the ones that have started the avalanche of policies that are moving our country away from a Constitutional Republic. The ones that have crated the atmosphere that makes ALL civilians the “enemy” in the eyes of every cop in the land. THEY are the ones these guns are for. And they damn sure don’t want to say THAT on camera.

    But there is ONE more thing about it, that no one seems to ever talk about.
    The Second Amendment to the Bill of Rights is an INALIENABLE right.
    This means it cannot be amended, it cannot be appended, molded, folded, spindled or mutilated, it cannot be judged, stricken, or suppressed. The Supreme Court HAS NO SAY as to what it represents, or how much power it holds. It cannot be “voted” out. (Because we do NOT live in a democracy, we live in a Constitutional Republic) All laws that have been developed that are “restrictive” to the second amendment should be repealed. This means there should no longer a “background” check required to sell a weapon, where the information is “stored” so that your purchase of a weapon can be called up at any time. There should be no taxes involved in selling a weapon. However a dealer has the right to turn down the sale of a weapon if he so desires to do so. It IS illegal to sell a weapon knowing that it is to be used in a crime. It is still illegal to purchase a weapon if you have been in jail for over a year, or committed a felony at any time. An individual must be 18 years of age or older to purchase or sell a weapon. So it is to the best interest of the weapon sellers to do a background check on individuals purchasing a weapon. The institutes that have the information (NICS) should NOT maintain a data base on the weapons sellers checks. It should be a FEDERAL CRIME to compile, maintain, or distribute a database of individuals that have purchased or own weapons. This includes the NSA and any other agencies in the US Government. Anyone with this database or one similar to it, it is recommended it be destroyed immediately since it should hold a 5 year prison sentence for having it. THAT IS MY TAKE on what the 2nd Amendment means. While I can not account for what others think about it. I’m pretty sure I have one or two people that would stand with me on this.

    So when Nancy Pelosi ask you, “Explain to me why you need a BAZOOKA!!!!!” Please, be my guest, feel free to shove one up her nose and explain it to her.

  7. Some people are just too stupid and blind to see that it is government that is at war with the people.


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