After making negative comments about gun laws in America, Liam Neeson was blasted by the firearms company that provided the guns for his movie Taken 3.
PARA USA stated that it won’t work on any projects involving Neeson again and asked that other companies follow suit. “We will no longer provide firearms for use in films starring Liam Neeson and ask that our friends and parters in Hollywood refrain from associating our brand and products with his projects,” the company said on their Facebook page.
Neeson’s comments were made when the actor spoke to Dubai’s Gulf News and said that “there’s just too many… guns out there. Especially in America.” The British star continued saying that the number of guns per U.S. capita was just too great and the shooting stories in the news were too many.
“I think it’s a disgrace,” Neeson added. “Every week now we’re picking up a newspaper and seeing, ‘Yet another few kids have been killed in schools.'”
From what Sergio Lins Andrada has learned, Neeson claimed that the shooting problems were not connected to action movies in Hollywood. “A character like [Taken‘s] Bryan Mills going out with guns and taking revenge: It’s fantasy.”
PARA USA, meanwhile, said that Neeson’s comments showed a “cultural and factual ignorance that undermines support of the Second Amendment and American liberties.”