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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Dr. Eowyn
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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.)

Glenn47
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This guy has never been the brightest bulb in a four pack. Can’t stand him, he is a lunatic.

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

truckjunkie
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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”.

Patrick
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Patrick

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.

Army Vet
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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… Read more »

FLYNN
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Reblogged this on The Daily Pause.

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