Vince Vaughn arrives at the premiere of Twentieth Century Fox's "The Watch" at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on July 23, 2012, in Hollywood. (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

When it comes to guns, Vince Vaughn believes the more there are, the safer we'll be.

In an interview with British GQ, the libertarian-leaning "True Detective" actor said he supports "people having a gun in public, full stop, not just in [their] home." He said the majority of mass shootings in the U.S. have occurred in places where guns aren't allowed.

"Banning guns is like banning forks in an attempt to stop making people fat," he said. "Taking away guns, taking away drugs, the booze, it won't rid the world of criminality."

Does that also mean guns in school? "Of course," he said.  "You think the politicians that run my country and your country don't have guns in the schools their kids go to? They do. And we should be allowed the same rights."

This is something on which a large percentage of Americans agree with Vaughn. A January 2013 Washington Post-ABC News poll found 55 percent support mandatory armed guards in every public school. The poll came a month after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., where 26 were killed, which had an immediate effect on public opinion on guns. At the time, the NRA fought back against calls for more gun control but pushed for armed guards at schools.

Since then, support for this has dropped -- a little. By March 2013, two months later, those who favored armed guards in schools dropped to 50 percent.

But while half of people believe in armed guards, they don't necessarily believe in armed teachers and school officials. There was a similar spike in the percentage of people who believe more teachers and school officials should have guns, up to 40 percent in January 2013, but that number dropped to 34 percent in May 2013, according to Washington Post-ABC News polls.

Regardless, Vaughn is still not alone in believing guns could make schools and communities safer.

[From 2012: Security guards in school: Kids feel less safe, unclear effect on crime]

For what it's worth, about one-third of public schools already have armed guards, according to a 2012 New York Times report, and adding guards to the remaining schools could cost at least $2.5 billion, according to a Washington Post estimate.