True Detective star Vince Vaughn says guns should be allowed in schools because barring them is like banning forks 'to stop making people fat' Hollywood star said banning guns won't stop school shootings in America Defended gun laws to protect against 'corrupt and abusive' Government Also argued for legalisation of drugs as prohibition doesn't stop users Admitted he's been stuck making 'assembly-line comedies' for too long By James Dunn For Mailonline Published: 07:43 EST, 1 June 2015 | Updated: 08:48 EST, 1 June 2015 75 View comments Hollywood star Vince Vaughn has insisted guns should be allowed in US schools - saying that banning them is like banishing forks 'to stop making people fat'. The 45-year-old made the comments as he defended the right to own a gun and also suggested that drugs should be legalised. He told GQ Magazine: 'Of course. You think the politicians that run my country and your country don't have guns in the schools their kids go to? They do. +2 Shooting his mouth: Vince Vaughn, pictured in The Cell, has defended the right to bear arms in America 'And we should be allowed the same rights. Banning guns is like banning forks in an attempt to stop making people fat. Taking away guns, taking away drugs, the booze, it won't rid the world of criminality.' The actor, who stars in films including Wedding Crashers and Dodgeball, also defended the right to carry a firearm in public despite a string of high-profile shootings in American schools. He added: 'I support people having a gun in public full stop, not just in your home. We don't have the right to bear arms because of burglars. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next True Detective trailer gives a grim glimpse into Colin... 'I needed to reassess': Rachel McAdams reveals why she chose... 'We have the right to bear arms to resist the supreme power of a corrupt and abusive government. It's not about duck hunting, it's about the ability of the individual. 'It's the same reason we have freedom of speech. It's well known that the greatest defence against an intruder is the sound of a gun hammer being pulled back.' +2 Type cast: The actor admits he's been 'a hired gun' for too many 'assembly-line comedies' Vaughn went on: 'All these gun shootings that have gone down in America since 1950, only one or maybe two have happened in non-gun-free zones. Take mass shootings. They've only happened in places that don't allow guns. These people are sick in the head and are going to kill innocent people. 'They are looking to slaughter defenceless human beings ... In all of our schools it is illegal to have guns on campus, so again and again these guys go and shoot up these ... schools because they know there are no guns there. They are monsters killing six-year-olds.' The Internship star, who stars in the new drama series of True Detective alongside Colin Farrell, also admitted that he had got stuck making 'assembly-line comedies'. 'I'm not blaming anyone else but myself here. The machine can make you idle,' he said. 'You read a script and then you agree to a role, then soon enough you're on set looking at a scene that has had all the juice and the life sucked right out of it. 'You become a hired gun doing a very inoffensive PG-13 movie and, well, you kind of just go along with it. Like anything in life, you're either growing or you're dying. When you get too comfortable you start to decline.'