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Action Star Matt Damon Just Called for Australian-Style Gun Ban in the United States

Sydney, Australia – While in Australia doing press interviews for the upcoming release of the latest installment of the Bourne movie series, movie star Matt Damon waded into the contentious subject of gun control – applauding the country’s complete ban on public gun ownership. He then noted that he believes the United States should follow the same course.

In an interview with Stuff, the action star said:

“You guys did it here in one fell swoop and I wish that could happen in my country, but it’s such a personal issue for people that we cannot talk about it sensibly. We just can’t.”

“People get so emotional that even when you make a suggestion about not selling AK47s to people on terror watch lists, that’s a non-starter. I don’t know what needs to happen.”

On the surface, Damon’s thoughts regarding not selling firearms to people on a terror watchlist may seem reasonable. However, the fact that it takes absolutely no evidence or known connections to terrorism, merely an unsubstantiated suspicion, to get put on one of these lists, raises serious civil rights and due process concerns.

Damon noted his bewilderment at the fact that mass shootings hadn’t prompted a more substantial gun control response in the U.S., saying, “Obviously mass shootings aren’t going to do it. There have been so many of them at this point. Sandy Hook, when those children were murdered, if that didn’t do it, you know, I just don’t know. Maybe we just need to evolve further before we can have that conversation, I don’t know.”

The action star went on to call the Australia gun ban “sensible,” adding, “I wish we could be sensible like that but I don’t think that’s going to happen in my lifetime.”

The hypocrisy from Damon is stunning, to say the least. The man has earned millions portraying a cold-blooded gun-toting assassin in one hyper-violent movie after another, and yet here he is whining that the U.S. needs to enact a total public gun ban – while doing press for said violent movie.

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In response to Damon’s comments, one purported Australian left this comment.
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Damon likely has no malicious intent behind calling for this ban as he’s been outspoken about government corruption and war. However, like so many people who are awake to government corruption, Damon misses the fact that taking guns from law-abiding citizens only leaves guns in the hands of that corruption — and criminals.

In 2013, Damon delivered a powerful speech that contradicts his call for a gun ban.

“The rule of law maximizes injustice,” explained Damon. “The rule of law is the darling of the leaders and the plague of the people. We ought to begin to recognize this. What we are trying to do is to get back to the principles, the aims and the spirit of the Declaration of Independence. This spirit is resistance to illegitimate authority.”

Damon would do well to revisit the feelings that made him say those words three years ago.

  • European American

    Hey Damon, we don’t care what your opinion is. You are not special in any way. You are just an ACTOR. You are not better than us. You are just an ACTOR. You rich ACTORs attempt to sway the rest of us into your beliefs. We will not give up our 2nd Amendment Rights. Even if an ACTOR like you, Clooney, and the rest of you want us to. You make millions form movies that glorify gun violence and then want to lecture us on what you believe we should have as rights. Being an ACTOR doesn’t give you more knowledge than us. It doesn’t give you any insight that we don’t have. Please go away.

    • Kyle Pinson

      Ironically, he is right. Despite his profession being that of an actor.

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      • Marshall Taylor

        Right about what? Only an idiot would surrender their guns. It will solve nothing accept give weak minded Americans a sense of security. There is no evidence to support any of this nonsense. And Matt I love your movies but you need to get back down to reality.

    • verySladEn420

      Tried to double like your comment, but unfortunately only one would work.

  • Maurice Dutton

    Guns are not banned in Australia, just semi automatic assault weapons are restricted. You have to have a very good reason to own one and from memory I think we are about sixth in importing firearms. There is nothing wrong with collecting good quality rare firearms but if you want an AR-15 or AK47 you won’t get one. I don’t trust the cops for anything I just know the idiot over the road going off on too much meth has not got a gun. ( Yes this actually happened we live opposite meth dealers sigh) Used to own a shit load from Franci Spas to SKK and many in between. Missed em for a while but feel much safer now they are all taken off the streets. Cheers

    • Gregory Cushing

      Did you get compensated for the guns taken?

      • Maurice Dutton

        It was called a buy back at fair and reasonable prices. Some people made good money as it was new prices and how they funded it was a 1% temporary increase in our medicare tax rate. They then had a second one with an amnesty so people have still got guns over here, just not semi auto with big clips. the place is a lot safer. Whether its because of the buy back or just people thinking that way I don’t know but murders where there are more than three killed by firearm are virtually non existent. Cheers

        • Dan Forster

          The ban works for sure. The buy back process could have been handled better. Howard involved private gun dealers in the buy back to destroy guns collected but a number of them ended up back on the streets in the hands of criminals. There was a resulting spike in gun related crime reported in the late ’90s. Some dealers were charged over this later. The whole buy back scheme should have been more closely monitored.

          • Maurice Dutton

            I agree.

        • Kountry Bumpkin

          LOL, do you even realize they made you fund your own disarmament via a tax increase, money they took from you to use to pay for something else they wanted to take from you.

          • Maurice Dutton

            No that all went over my head !! I have no idea why our country has such a small rate of firearm deaths compared to yours. can you tell me how many mass shooting incidents have occurred in the States so far this year compared to say any where in the modern world. Just pick any country. say Britain, New Zealand, Scotland Australia.

        • Gregory Cushing

          Thanks for the information. So, what types of guns are still legal? Revolvers, lever actions, bolt actions, breech loaders, Black powder?

          • Maurice Dutton

            Basically you have to have a reason for gun ownership and home defence is not one. If you are a pig hunter or farmer you can apply for a bolt action or double barrel shotgun. The clips are restricted to five rounds before a reload and you can’t get pump action shotguns either. A mate of mine has a licence as a collector and has all sorts of semi autos but his license is an elevated one. I also know a Japanese collector who has a shit load of rifles and guns mainly from the war era but he has an elaborate alarm system. Pistols are the same as ever, special carry permit. Gold miners and money movers have these and black powder is under some collectors licence. Basically you have to be using your gun for animal culling or such and we are having a debate at the moment about letting a lever action shotgun be allowed. Its called an Adler and from looking at it its a rag of a shotgun and costs about $180 and won’t get on the shelves. Have a safe one cheers

          • Gregory Cushing

            Again, thanks for the information.
            There can be an argument that an USA citizen should have the right to any modern weapon in the Armory of the military but, not for permission to have any gun at all. If they scratch off our second amendment to the constitution, all the amendments are at risk. The government could arrest me for telling the president that I plan to vote for the other party, tell me who to pray for, come into my house and search my person because they “need to check that I am complying” with the letter or intent of the law, put soldiers in my bedroom, make me share a room with my son, jail me for refusing to cooperate with an investigation about my behavior, ect… If I wanted to live in a “more controlled country” I would go to a nice safe place like North Korea. In the USA, I might find a valid argument that some types of weapons should be restricted or have
            some access rules but, a group of citizens of the USA should be able to fight off another group by having access to quality, accurate, and deadly arms. You live on an Island( effectively because of no directly connected nations) so, maybe your society is more homogeneous than ours but, some people just need shooting here. Oh, and there are the invading hordes.

          • Maurice Dutton

            Cheers Greg, Our system would not work over your way nor would I suggest a way for you guys to roll. I don’t know about how homogenous we are as we are a multicultural society. I just wanted to give you and any other reader the information on our fire arms registration they call it. have a good one.

      • Maurice Dutton

        I agree. The cops know what they are getting into and also have a huge image problem in the States. Meth heads well MMM what can I say. Its the half of one percent of nutters that fuck it up for every one else. I don’t think our solution would work over your way as it is a different dynamic in that there are just too many guns and then you have your second amend meant (correct me if wrong).
        Its just the innocents like the kids at schools and the people at night clubs. I have no idea nor offer any advice for fixing your American problem. I have some great friends over there so its up to you guys. Just stay safe.Play safe and cheers

    • Razedbywolvs

      So you give up your firearms, You don’t trust the cops, your neighbor smoke’s “too much meth” and you feel safer….
      Well i cant tell you how to feel, but it looks like your totally fucked to me.

      • Maurice Dutton

        Thats why firearm deaths in the US run at about 15 000 compared to 45 in Australia. I don’t care what my neighbours do or any one else for that matter as long as it does not interfere with me. I know which country I feel safer in and have the stats to prove it meth heads, useless cops or not. Cheers

        • Razedbywolvs

          Well go back to the US stats and count how many cops and meth heads wipe each other out.
          It’s like a self cleaning oven.

          • Maurice Dutton

            Razor, the comment I posted below was for you don’t know why i hit the wrong reply name but there it is any way cheers.M

          • Razedbywolvs

            No problem Maurice.
            Not to be rude but I don’t actually care what the statistics say for a couple of different reason.
            #1 I’m American, owning what ever gun I want is a human right under our laws. For some strange culture reason that I will never understand Australasians don’t seem to think of it that way.
            #2 I have read enough studies and statistics that I have learned to ignore them all.
            You will fined anarchyst to be correct about Black on Black crime.

          • Maurice Dutton

            cheers !!

          • Dee

            Oh, and he is a racist!!!!!

          • Razedbywolvs

            Are you replying to my comment and talking about me in the third person?
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yp-41qSBmGI list=PLDBC34CE8633F47CD

        • anarchyst

          …take away the gang violence in the urban areas in the United States and you will find that the United States ranks second from the bottom in deaths by firearms.

          • Maurice Dutton

            Yeah I sussed out your profile and I will look into this but it will take a while. Is gang violence that much a problem ??

          • anarchyst

            yes, inner city violence, primarily black-on-black is a major problem. Check it out…
            Regards,

    • Kountry Bumpkin

      It only takes one bullet to kill you, it’s irrelevant what type of firearm it is fired from or how many rounds the mag. holds, let that sink in for a second, a snipper with a single shot bolt action rifle can blow your head off from a mile away and you’d still be just as dead regardless if he had one bullet or fifty, still feel safe in your world of make believe now.

      • Maurice Dutton

        Miss bumpkin. its not make believe. Its simply the truth. As for your one bullet theory. Well it shows your lack of understanding why semi autos were banned. The killing rate of a semi auto compared to a bolt action was why they are banned. They did not disarm the country. Thats a myth that only ignorant people believe. They simply banned semi auto assault weapons and high capacity mags. Any way what ever spins your wheels over in gun country. You can have it.

        • Paschn

          When you consider the fact
          the british subjects who settled Australia included political
          prisoners,

          It seems odd you folks would
          go along with what is essentially just a “first step” in
          dissarming you all completely.

          http://members.iinet.net.au/~perthdps/convicts/res-02.html

          Further, are you aware of
          the extent the U.S. Government has rotted? Are you folks fortunate
          enough to have a ruling class less intent on creating a vassal state
          and more intent on governing justly and with honor? Have you folks
          caught your rulers RED HANDEDLY feeding you politically charged
          bullshit regarding mass shootings, acts of “terrorism” to yet
          again give the public-at-large a skewed perception of reality? Are
          you folks seeing your basic rights being eaten away on literally a
          daily basis via “orthodox” law enforcement/co-opted
          media/befouled “elections”/leadership more concerned with
          re-election/”servicing PACS than guarding our sovereignty?

          http://www.gunpolicy.org/firearms/compareyears/10/total_number_of_gun_deaths

          If you’re fortunate enough
          to be governed by a reasonably honorable “elite”, God bless you
          and yours. We, on the other hand are not. Were you guaranteed through
          your constitution NOT to have your right to bear arms stolen from you
          as we were? In less than a generation this country has rotted from a
          so-so republic to a bonafide oligarchy;

          http://libertyblitzkrieg.com/2014/04/16/new-report-from-princeton-and-northwestern-proves-it-the-u-s-is-an-oligarchy/

          Literally on a daily basis
          we discover FED agencies created to “protect” have crawled into
          bed with big business, SCOTUS has granted PRIVATE corporations (big
          pharma), IMMUNITY from civil liability and placed the financial
          burden to pay claims on the backs of THE PEOPLE, taken away Posse
          Comitatus – Habeas Corpus – due process up to and including
          MURDER BY STATE of it’s own people. Given corporations CITIZEN
          STATUS! W/o the responsibilites of same. Pure lies used to create
          ENDLESS WAR benefiting the politically connected with our
          blood/money!

          If your rulers are putting
          your lives/economy/morals/rule of law BEFORE foreign nations/special
          interest/the powerful – you are truly one lucky son-of-a-bitch and
          I wonder…. wanna adopt me?

          Because I am one scared old
          man.

    • ConfederateJake

      You had a Franchi SPAS – and turned it in. I would have hidden it. We can not even get those in the US anymore. Their import was banned by the older Bush in 1989.

      • Maurice Dutton

        Yes it was a nice gun. My wife loved it. Cheers

      • Maurice Dutton

        When the restrictions came in the sales for 8 inch PVC piping went through the roof. We thought about it but the idea of a gun is being at arms length and buried in the ground is too much to hassle. A mate of mine got his back hoe and dug a huge hide for his rather large collection and fucking gold prospectors found it when they stood on the trap. You know that joke when the judge asks you the time and you answer five to ten. Well he did not quite get that but he had full autos, grenades and other stuff and was just concerned about invasion.

  • TheCogitator

    Just because Damon has played smart people, doesn’t mean he is a smart person. My bet is he has armed people guarding him. Although not at Hillary’s level, he’s one of the “more equal” animals.

    • Paschn

      Agree. I had the same epiphany with Michael Moore. He produces documentaries to show just how UN-“exceptional” this nation treats it’s “lesser folks” – insert those who pay the bills – Then along comes “….to invade next”. Who’s ass does he kiss squarely and wetly? “The Synagogue” and their fairytale about the holocaust. Perhaps he had to make his obligatory act of worship to avoid being slapped down, who knows. But the FACTUAL and historical slaughter of tens of millions of Christians/Muslims by the Bolshevik Jews through out Europe? – (insert chirping of crickets…. again).

      So, all those years of support/being a fan even while most of Idiot Culture vilified his accurate documentaries – Gone.

  • NoMoLies

    And meanwhile Matt DEMON will always have his armed security team around him and probably even a permit to carry his own concealed gun. I’ve carried a concealed gun for 36 years and this has saved my life twice for sure, and likely twice more. I have a God given right to defend myself which is backed up by the highest law in the land, the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights. If Mr. Luciferian Demon boy wants to come take them from me I welcome his attempt. Jason Bourne will prove to be much more adept at gun play than the leftist, fascist pυssy actor that plays him.

  • Kountry Bumpkin

    Matt, STFU….. your nothing but another in a long list of trained mo

  • Doran Zeigler

    Who is Matt Damon (or Demon) and should I care? Why should anyone believe that an overpaid Hollywood asshole’s opinion should matter more than ours? Why does the media even give these jerks a platform for their stupidity.

    My only platform is this commentary page that will be read by a handful of people and I am against gun control. But, the “Mr. Bourne” character gets to have his two-cent opinion plastered all over the media and read by millions.

    Let’s boycott his films, which by the way, glorify violence and guns. Damon’s comments border on hypocrisy. Hollywood assholes will do whatever is necessary to further their careers.

  • Ibcamn

    and there goes the new”bourne”movie,right down the toilet….it happened to penn and neesom for their new movies after they went public on their gun rights views,now it’s damon’s turn,remember what happened to affleck in the new batman v supermen,he was outspoken on islamic cult on tv show…i guess they think they can have what ever they want and the people can’t have anything[rights and guns]considering they always seem to have armed bodyguards 24/7……they will never learn..

    • Maurice Dutton

      He was just saying what he thought would make him popular in Australia. if he went to New Zealand he might comment about something different that was happening in that country. I wouldn’t let his personal views sway my choice of entertainment. but thats up to you.

      • Ibcamn

        never said a thing about me…never….didn’t say i wouldn’t see it,was making a point about every time a movie star says something political or religious…they suffer at the box-office or their career takes a shit……never once did i say i myself wouldn’t see it….why do people always put in their own opinions over someone elses opinion and call it as the other persons…when clearly it is not……..so…that’s on you,not me.
        learn to read and to understand a comment and a opinion and what is your views and what is someone elses view….yours are not mine…

  • ConfederateJake

    Used to like his movies. I won’t be watching them any more.

    • verySladEn420

      Him and Jim Carrey get paddled by old dude at Bohemian Grove.

  • Anonymous

    Hey, Matt Damon. Fuck you!

  • Paschn

    I’m easily as disappointed in Mr. Damon’s belief as I was/am in Mr. Clooney’s fund raiser for (not even arguably), the most foul wench ever to trod the earth, Clinton.

    I wonder how much fewer these deaths would be if we, say banned the sale of psychotropic/”legal” big pharma opioids? of course, those being a huge cash-cow for owners of the Judas Class in D.C., we have more chance seeing an honorable/patriotic law passed… ever.
    Population of the American Gulag = 315 million.
    Population of colonial Australia, (don’t kid yourself, the “red queen”
    still controls your parliament) = 24 million
    http://usconservatives.about.com/od/capitalpunishment/a/Putting-Gun-Death-Statistics-In-Perspective.htm
    As far as accepting what the orthodox agencies – kosher media tell us, I choose to question EVERTHING that bunch “feeds” me;
    laden did 9/11 = LIE
    WMDs in Iraq = LIE
    Mercury/Aluminum-laced vaccines “safe” = LIE
    GMO + pesticides “Safe” = LIE
    U.S./Israel not supporting ISIS and other “terrorist” entities = LIE
    FED usurping state’s rights – (D.A.R.K. act) = TRUTH
    Putin warning us NOT to surrender our weapons to OUR Bolsheviks
    as they did to THEIR Bolsheviks – (same Bolsheviks, different name) = TRUTH

    http://youtu.be/aAgapc7NpOg

    Our sovereignty all but gone, SCOTUS co-opted
    POTUS = Wall Street/Kissinger shill
    FLOTUS = questionable gender
    Legislative/Judicial branches working hard for their masters @ AIPAC/Israel
    and bound to make us very, very sorry if we surrender arms with the treasonous cops/military we’re “blessed” with still in and extending their POWER as they use the corrupted SCOTUS to further destroy our founding documents.
    In fact, I’ve watched video clips of British/Australian citizens telling us it’s a BAD idea to allow government to take away the ONLY means we have of protecting ourselves from a rogue government. Hell, I live in fear of being killed by a cop/MOSSAD more than a criminal and my record is whiter than all the bones of all the victims in the Clintons’ closet!
    I mean Christ! “gifting” a nuclear-rogue state like Israel with BILLIONS annually while your own people live in tent cities/storm systems with their families in the MILLIONS should make every ONE of you question their honor/integrity/patriotism… or lack thereof.

    • Maurice Dutton

      Before I reply to your other comment you sent me can I just ask in all naive honesty why you guys hate or distrust Hilary so much ? I don’t know that much about politics in the States and am just curious what she has done or not done.

      • Paschn

        The “hits” just keep on getting “better”;

        http://www.brasschecktv.com/videos/campaign-2016/the-bill-and-hillary-show.html

        As are nearly all “statesmen” in the U.S. – these 2 are the human stains of human stains.

        • Maurice Dutton

          Shit, in Australia you have to fill out a questionnaire about how shifty you can be just to get elected. Does not matter what country you are in they all have the same sort of personalities. did any good come out of the money ? You guys have a terrific country over there. Don’t let any body tell you otherwise. Its not perfect and I understand how the middle class workers are being squeezed. But when I hear politicians say they are going to make America great again I pause cause America by any standard is great. Compare to others and you just need to grab some answers from your system. Have a good one.

          • Paschn

            Sigh.
            Breaks my heart, I guess it’s Satan’s system after all. Same to you and yours.

          • Maurice Dutton

            We have a saying over here life is like a shit sandwich, the more bread you have the less shit you eat !! Grab a passport and come on over for a visit. You will find we are not much different. Struggle to pay the bills, credit card maxed out. Can I apply for a Hillary grant ?

          • Paschn

            Ironic for you to suggest that. About 50 years ago I almost emigrated there, (I installed fire sprinkler systems), at the last minute the other fitter had second thoughts. To this day i often wonder how different my life might have been had I left anyway. We only get one shot at life… it sucks to have doubts about woulda/coulda/shoulda.

          • Maurice Dutton

            We have had a raft of American convicts get caught up where I am. They had been on the run since 1970s and they were drug offences and were nice people. Oh well !!

          • Maurice Dutton

            Well any time you care, We will put you up for a week and show you some Aussie Hospitality. Nothing too off topic just a look at how similar we are to you guys. Have a great week end !!

          • Paschn

            I saved this piece about the Sandy Hook “event”. I was wondering, are your “Bolsheviks” pulling this crap on your country as our “Bolsheviks” are here? It seems every “event” taking place here has a myriad of anomalies/strange things attached to it.

            https://fellowshipoftheminds.com/2014/04/11/was-sandy-hook-elementary-school-already-abandoned-before-the-massacre/comment-page-1/

            Things such as the above have become so rampant it’s fast becoming a precursor to this century’s Russian “revolution” – (insert regime change). The kosher media feeds us the prescribed horseshit and this culture is so frightened they believe it simply because they have been “conditioned” to accept the kosher media as “gospel”.
            That, coupled with only +/- 40% of the people having internet – (itself ranked quite low when compared to other developed nations in quality – some European nations actually provide it similar to other municipal services), means the other 60% have NO alternative to the truth of a matter.

          • Maurice Dutton

            Mate thats shaky ground when we have had an election and you guys are going into one. I don’t care if you are Republican or Democrat as long as I don’t hear any hate speech. I am one of those pussys that wants even one to get along.
            PS My Grandfather founded the waterside workers federation in Far North Queensland. Does that answer your question ?

          • Paschn

            You’ll NEVER read “hate speech” from this old man. You WILL, however, read many historic facts which have been deftly “hidden” by the kosher media for far too long. You might think of it in this way – TRUTH doesn’t have color, race or an expiration date – doesn’t feel anger, fear, hate, love. Truth is simply – TRUTH. In the scheme of things, one MUST know the “enemy” if one is to defend themselves, their nation/people from imminent threat. Don’t be “suckered” into the too often used trick so successful in stifling TRUTH.

            Below is a PERFECT example of same.

            https://youtu.be/jUGVPBO9_cA

          • Maurice Dutton

            Thats great,
            I love a robust discussion and quite often lose and concede defeat but for me thats democracy at its grass roots level. Having ordinary people discuss the situations that make their lives uncomfortable or shit. Have a good one.

  • verySladEn420

    Maaat Daaaaamoooon.

  • rank hypocrite