ACTION movie star Arnold Schwarzenegger has called for “a very serious debate” to help minimise US gun tragedies.
The actor, 65, returns to the big screen as the sheriff of an Arizona town in The Last Stand, his first lead role since serving as the Republican governor of California for seven years.
Schwarzenegger, who was in London yesterday to launch the movie, suggested US leaders need to look further than just examining gun laws. He was speaking in the wake of the Sandy Hook school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, last month in which a 20-year-old man shot dead 20 children and six staff. The incident shocked America and has led to fresh calls for gun-law reform.
Schwarzenegger, star of films such as Terminator and Predator, hoped changes could be made before another tragedy occurred.