Last updated on: 4/24/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Liam Neeson Biography

Title:
Actor
Position:
Pro to the question "Should More Gun Control Laws Be Enacted?"
Reasoning:

“I am totally for gun control in the US… The population of America is roughly 300 million and there are 300 million guns in this country, which is terrifying. Every day we’re seeing some kid running rampant in a school. And do you know what the gun lobby’s response to Newtown was?

The National Rifle Association’s official response was ‘If that teacher had been armed…’ It’s crazy. I’ll give Britain its dues, when they had the Dunblane massacre in Scotland, within 24 hours the gun laws were changed so you could not have a handgun.”

“Liam Neeson Interview: Hard Man Actor on Bono, Ralph Fiennes and His Fear of Guns,” www.independent.co.uk, Sep. 12, 2014

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Actor, 1976-present
  • Recipient, Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE), 2000
  • Education:
  • Attended, St Mary’s Teaching College, Newcastle University (United Kingdom)
  • Attended, Queen’s University Belfast (Northern Ireland)
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  • Born in Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
  • Quoted in:
    Pro & Con Quotes: Should More Gun Control Laws Be Enacted in the United States?