Halloween Gun Rights Controversy Has Jamie Lee Curtis Sounding Off

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Because Fox News is gonna Fox News, on Wednesday morning the network tweeted an article that attempts to shame Jamie Lee Curtis for wielding firearms in the latest Halloween franchise reboot, despite the fact that she herself is personally an outspoken advocate for gun control legislation.

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.

She added: "They knew that Laurie was going to be someone who used firearms. For instance, I fully support an assault weapon ban, I fully support a bump stock ban", she continues.

In the movie, Ms. Curtis said her character keeps her guns in a padlocked cabinet and at one point "very specifically says what each weapon does and why you would choose that weapon in self-defense".

Curtis also came under fire for her stance on firearms. But I fully support the Bill of Rights. "And fully support the Second Amendment", she said.

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Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

We're still not entirely sure what the basis for the original article was, but it looks as though Curtis has been mindful of how Laurie and the weapons she uses will be shown in the new film. "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. "I got to play with the original themes of Halloween", John Carpenter says here. "And honestly, if I had made my career as a pacifist actor, I would never have worked, ever".

What do you think of the Curtis versus Fox conflict? Will you be checking out Halloween when it comes to theaters?

In the new horror sequel Halloween (out October 19) Michael Myers returns to Haddonfield to hunt down Jamie Lee Curtis' Laurie Strode.

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