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Posted on Sat. Feb. 02, 2013 - 12:15 am EDT

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Stallone in favor of gun control

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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Sylvester Stallone says that despite his “Rambo” image and new shoot-’em-up film “Bullet to the Head,” he’s in favor of new national gun control legislation.

Stallone supported the 1994 “Brady bill” that included a now-expired ban on assault weapons, and hopes that ban can be reinstated.

“I know people get (upset) and go, ‘They’re going to take away the assault weapon.’ Who ... needs an assault weapon? Like really, unless you’re carrying out an assault. ... You can’t hunt with it. ... Who’s going to attack your house, a (expletive) army?”

The 66-year-old actor said he also hopes for an additional focus on mental health to prevent future mass shootings.

“It’s unbelievably horrible, what’s happened. I think the biggest problem, seriously, is not so much guns. It’s that every one of these people that have done these things in the past 30 years are friggin’ crazy. Really crazy! And that’s where we’ve dropped the ball: mental health,” he said. “That to me is our biggest problem in the future, is insanity coupled with isolation.”


– Associated Press


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