Hollywood actor Bruce Willis has spoken out against the new gun-control laws, brushing off link between onscreen and real-life violence.
The Die Hard star has said he’s staunchly opposed to the new laws, discounting a perceived theory that violent films influence real-life shoot-outs while warning against the potential erosion of civil rights that such laws may engender, reported E! Online.
"No one commits a crime because they saw a film. There’s nothing to support that. We’re not making movies about people that have gone berserk, or gone nuts. Those kind of movies wouldn’t last very long at all," Bruce Willis said.
The 57-year-old star said he remains deeply empathetic toward families of victims of horrific mass shootings in the wake of tragedies like the one in Newtown.
"It’s a difficult thing and I really feel bad for those families. I’m a father and it’s just a tragedy."