Sci-Fi Gun Debate – Star Trek’s Brent Spiner and Firefly’s Adam Baldwin Debate Gun Control on Twitter

November 7 2013
by GSL Staff
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UPDATE 4/2/14: Brent Spiner is still at it on Twitter,

I’m not gonna lie, in addition to being a gun nerd, I’m also a bit of a sci-fi nerd. Not to the level of some people, but I am a sucker for television shows set in space.

So, when two guys I’ve spent some time watching on television ended up in a gun rights debate on Twitter, I had to take note.

Adam Baldwin, who played Jayne Cobb on the cult classic television show, Firefly and again in the motion picture, Serenity, is an outspoken gun rights activist and regularly lets his Twitter followers know it.

Brent Spiner, who played Commander Data on Star Trek: The Next Generation, is pretty much the polar opposite, and based on recent tweets believes that any private citizen with a gun is “dangerous”.

Spiner basically wants there to be no guns in the US. We’re not talking background checks here, we’re talking all out bans (based on his tweets anyway).

Well, enough background, let’s look at some of these tweets. In chronological order. Some of these are from other people who hopped into the conversation.

About here is where Adam jumps into the conversation

Next Baldwin tries to point Spiner to some educational video viewing.

And Spiner’s final reply, which is completely missing the point.

And the epic follow up from Baldwin

I think I’d put Vera up against a Starfleet phaser any day of the week.

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