Way to go, Fabio!
A few decades ago, male supermodel Fabio told us he couldn’t believe it wasn’t butter. Now, he says he can’t believe Americans would ever give up their Second Amendment rights.
Sounds like a pretty sensible transition to me.
In an interview with LifeZette, the man who graced the cover of untold numbers of bodice-rippers — full name Fabio Lanzoni — told Americans, “don’t you ever give up your guns.”
“If people lose that right, forget about it. Politicians — they will take everything away from you,” Lanzoni said. “And then what are you going to do, protest with a rock? Because that’s what they do in Europe.”
He noted that Americans can be armed against a tyrannical government as well as criminals who “are always going to have every single weapon available to them.”
“The day you give up your weapon in the United States, the United States is going to be history,” Lanzoni said.
Fabio became an American citizen last year. While he loves his adopted country, he worries for it — particularly his home state of California.
“It was like a beautiful dream. It was like paradise,” he said about arriving in America from Italy. “I fell in love with this country.”
However, when it came to crime in California, the supermodel held nothing back.
“It’s a disaster. It’s an epidemic,” Fabio said. “I’ve been around the world. I’ve been to Africa. Everywhere. Downtown Los Angeles now looks like a Third-World country.”
In fact, Fabio made headlines just last month when he told “Access Hollywood” that his Los Angeles home had been broken into — and that he planned to buy a gun to protect himself in the aftermath.
Fabio has been vocal in his opposition to Proposition 57, a California bill that lets “nonviolent” offenders out early to save money on prison costs in California’s overcrowded prisons. As the supermodel points out, however, the bill’s definition of what constitutes a “nonviolent” criminal may not match yours.
“These are serious criminals,” Fabio said. “Human trafficking involving sex with minors, assault with a deadly weapon, attempting to explode a bomb in a school or hospital, discharging a firearm on school guards, failing to register as a sex offender … the list goes on and on and on.”
“Politicians don’t really have to care. They are protected. They have security,” said Fabio, whose house was burgled earlier this year. “People never really went and read into it. They go to the grocery store. They buy food. They don’t even bother to read the label and then they go, ‘Why I am I gaining weight?’”
“This is a non-political situation,” he continued. “You’re talking about the people and the law enforcement against the criminal. You’re on the side of the people and the law enforcement, or you’re on the side of the criminal. It’s a very simple issue.”
Fabio Lanzoni may not have been born here, but it certainly sounds like he’s found the right country — if perhaps not the right state.
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