Halloween Gun Rights Controversy Has Jamie Lee Curtis Sounding Off

Halloween Laurie

Halloween Laurie

Beyond the central point of gun control, which is a debate still raging in pop culture and in all culture, Curtis also further drove home the point that she's playing a character, and characters exist in stories that are driven by conflict.

People on Twitter poked fun at Fox News over an online article that appeared to criticize gun control-campaigning actor Jamie Lee Curtis for brandishing a firearm in her new movie "Halloween".

Ms. Curtis responded to the claim in an interview with USA Today, calling it "silly" to suggest she doesn't believe in responsible gun ownership.

Interestingly enough, while Curtis states that people should have a license to use a firearm, her character in the film, Laurie Strode, hands out her firearms to her daughter and granddaughter without either of them having a license or having any kind of training with a firearm. Although if Jamie Lee Curtis is ever being stalked by a vicious serial killer in real life, she too, may opt to reach for a gun.

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"I fully support the Bill of Rights".

Ms. Curtis plays Laurie Strode, now a grandmother, in the 11th installment of the "Halloween" franchise, which takes place 40 years after the events of the original 1978 film. "And fully support the Second Amendment", she said. Using new technology, we just brought them back to life - we put new life into it, really. For instance, I fully support an assault weapon ban. "I was very clear with the filmmakers that she used the weapons [that] were intended for self-defense for her and her family". Curtis had this to say about the use of firearms in Halloween.

Curtis then went on the share that Laurie could have used a whole slew of weapons, but she wanted her character to only use weapons that are used for "self-defense". "I'm an actress who's in slasher movies", she said plainly.

In the end, both sides are talking about Halloween, which is still set to hit theaters October 19, and, as the quote often attributed to showman and hoax master P.T. Barnum goes, "There is no such thing as bad publicity". "And honestly, if I had made my career as a pacifist actor, I would never have worked, ever".

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