President Obama’s gun control push got some Hollywood star power at a Wednesday morning news conference at the Capitol that included appearances from actors Chris Rock, Adam Scott, and Amanda Peet — as well as crooner Tony Bennett, who cautioned that if America does not act on the issue of gun violence, it could be headed down the road of 1940s Germany.
“We should just care for our children so much,” the 86-year-old Mr. Bennett said, adding that he’s told his own children: “no guns in my house; they’re not allowed.”
“I just believe that assault weapons — they were invented for war,” he said. “They shouldn’t be on our streets here.”
“This is the kind of [turn] that happened to the great country of Germany, where the Nazis came over, created tragic things, and they had to be told off,” he continued. “And if we continue this kind of violence and accept it in our country, the rest of the world is going to take care of us in a very bad way. We should learn that we’re the greatest country because we’re all different nationalities, different religions, and we should show the rest of the world how to behave.”