Hollywood is known for its extreme hypocrisy but Matt Damon is a special kind of hypocrite with statements he recently made about gun control.

Damon, a mega star that has made millions playing a gun-wielding super spy in the popular Bourne series, was recently in Australia promoting the latest installment in the franchise, Jason Bourne. Harking back to that country’s 1990s gun ban, Damon told fans he wished a similar thing could happen in the United States:

“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.”

The actor ramped up the rhetoric, saying that it was obviously going to take a lot, say another stage of evolution, perhaps, to change anyone’s mind in America about guns:

“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.”

Damon expressed hope for a day when the U.S. follows in Australia’s footsteps and talks its citizens into giving up their guns.

“I wish we could be sensible like that but I don’t think that’s going to happen in my lifetime,” he said.

Nor in Jason Bourne’s lifetime, if he wants to keep making those multiple house payments.

Breitbart issued a challenge to the actor in a Facebook post, telling him to put that money where his mouth is:

You want a gun ban? Put your money where your mouth is; right now, vow never to appear in any film with a gun. Also, donate every penny you’ve ever received from films featuring weapons. Come on, Matt. Live those progressive values. Put up or shut up, you rich, Leftist hypocrite. Signed, We the People

If he declines, and there’s no doubt he will, perhaps America can cast him as lead in The Bourne Dishonesty.

About The Author

Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at MarkMeckler.com, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.

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