Sylvester Stallone supports assault weapon ban
- Photo: CS5/WireImage1 of 16
- Photo: Malcolm Clarke/Invision/AP2 of 16
- Photo: Camilla Morandi/Rex / Rex USA/.3 of 16
- Photo: Jon Furniss/Invision/Invision/AP4 of 16
- Photo: ELIOT PRESS/Bauer-Griffin5 of 16
- Photo: NICK UT/Invision/AP6 of 16
- Photo: KEVORK DJANSEZIAN/Invision/AP7 of 16
- Photo: AP's Chris Pizzello/Wireimage's Albert L. Ortega/.8 of 16
- Photo: Eric Charbonneau/WireImage9 of 16
- Photo: Eric Charbonneau/WireImage10 of 16
- Photo: George Pimentel/WireImage11 of 16
- Photo: WhoSay.com/.12 of 16
- Photo: MoVi Inc./Splash News13 of 16
- Photo: WENN14 of 16
- Photo: AB1/WENN15 of 16
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Sylvester Stallone says that despite his "Rambo" image and new shoot-em-up film "Bullet to the Head," he's in favor of new national gun control legislation.
Stallone supported the 1994 "Brady bill" that included a now-expired ban on assault weapons, and hopes that ban can be reinstated.
RELATED: Celeb protesters
"I know people get (upset) and go, 'They're going to take away the assault weapon.' Who ... needs an assault weapon? Like really, unless you're carrying out an assault. ... You can't hunt with it. ... Who's going to attack your house, a (expletive) army?"
The 66-year-old actor, writer and director said he also hopes for an additional focus on mental health to prevent future mass shootings.
"It's unbelievably horrible, what's happened. I think the biggest problem, seriously, is not so much guns. It's that every one of these people that have done these things in the past 30 years are friggin' crazy. Really crazy! And that's where we've dropped the ball: mental health," he said. "That to me is our biggest problem in the future, is insanity coupled with isolation."
Stallone is now in production on his next project, pairing up with the former "Raging Bull" Robert De Niro for "Grudge Match," about two aging boxers.
RELATED: Life in photos: Sylvester Stallone
"People think it's going to be some geezer brawl. Really? OK, they're in for a surprise. I'm telling you. I've been working on the fight, the choreography. He's taking it deadly serious. Because no one wants to be shown up," Stallone said of De Niro. "It's going to be like a 'Rocky' fight. This will be 'Rocky 7,' with me fighting — with Rocky fighting the 'Raging Bull.'"
Fergie, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Heidi Klum all get an F on this week's Fashion Offenders.Watch Video »
Diva Double Date
Beyonce and Alicia Keys double date with their famous hubbies on today's Celebs Gone Social.Watch Video »
Where Are They?
See what the cast of "American Beauty" is up to today.Watch Video »
J.Lo's Mini Me
Jennifer Lopez shares an adorable photo of her look-alike daughter, plus more celebritots on social media on today's Celebs Gone Social.Watch Video »
Prince Harry, Jessica Alba and more stars who threw out the first pitch at baseball games.Watch Video »
Sofia Vergara poses in a revealing neon bikini while her "Modern Family" castmates hit the beach in Australia on Celebs Gone Social.Watch Video »
Like us on Facebook?
UP NEXTJoe and Sofia
From Crowd Ignite