I have to ponder though, on which side of the gun control fence will he end up on, if any, after the hype dies down. Googling "Christian Bale gun control" or anything similar now only brings up articles about this visit for many pages. About the closest thing I could find is he is linked in a story on The Huffington Post speaking out against the shooting in the same article that the father of the late Heath Ledger calls for more gun control. Given the Ledgers are from Australia I take his concern as invalid and not relevant to our internal laws in this country. I like him as an actor, and hope he stays neutral instead of ending up on the anti-gun side that harbors the likes of George Clooney, Matt Damon and Mark Wahlberg...all actors that have made millions portraying characters using firearms as major props in their movies.
Christian Bale starred in what is arguably one of the most violent movies of all time, Equilibrium. In the film he plays a character called a Grammaton Cleric who uses a martial arts style based on firearms called "gun kata" to great affect in the movie.
Anyway, I would hope he would not include himself with the legion of Hollywierd actors that openly oppose our 2nd Amendment while using firearms and violence to increase their personal wealth.
And by the way, while on the subject of anti-gun actors; Jason Alexander, you're an asshole, I will never watch another episode of Seinfeld in syndication again. Also, Dunston Checks In sucked ass too.