February 2, 2013

Hollywood Gun Owners?

From the Washington Times:

Hollywood might be a liberal town, but there are plenty of celebrities who own guns — and they’re not afraid to use them.

An E! Online report quotes gun owner Angelina Jolie talking about her willingness to protect her family: “If anybody comes into my home and tries to hurt my kids, I’ve no problem shooting them.”

She isn’t alone. Whoopi Goldberg of “The View” and James Earl Jones are both NRA members. Even Donald Trump — who spoke exclusively to The Times in November on the issue — and “The Avengers” star Jeremy Renner admit to owning firearms.

“I own guns and I don’t think guns kill people, I think people kill people,” Mr. Renner said recently.

Jennifer Lopez and Robert DeNiro are among a group of stars whose official gun-owning status is unknown, but have applied for a license to carry one, E! reports.

It’s really good to know that even among all those ultra-lefty Hollywoodians, there are indeed some people who stand firmly behind the Second Amendment. Some of the names we already know are believers in our right to keep and bear arms, others are, at least to me, something of a surprise.

Wow, here are a few examples from the link just above…

Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry is pro-gun. He said, “I have always been fascinated with guns. I grew up in America so granted, it is part of our heritage and it is written into the laws of how this country is run.”

Perry adds, “I’ve been fascinated with all kinds of weapons my whole life. And as I have been able to afford to acquire pieces, here and there I started to collect.”

Bad girl Angelina Jolie has always enjoyed guns. She previously said, “I bought original, real guns of the type we used in “Tomb Raider” for security”.

The beautiful actress adds, “Brad and I are not against having a gun in the house, and we do have one. And yes, I’d be able to use it if I had to… If anybody comes into my home and tries to hurt my kids, I’ve no problem shooting them.”

Angelina Jolie’s fiance, Brad Pitt, said about guns, “America is a country founded on guns. It’s in our DNA. It’s very strange, but I feel better having a gun. I really do.

“I don’t feel safe, I don’t feel the house is completely safe, if I don’t have one hidden somewhere. That’s my thinking, right or wrong.”

In fact, Pitt gave Jolie a $400,000 shooting range as an engagement gift.

NRA member and actor James Earl Jones previously stated, “The world is filled with violence. Because criminals carry guns, we decent law-abiding citizens should also have guns. Otherwise they will win and the decent people will lose.”

Popular 80s actor Christian Slater keeps things simple, saying, “It’s better to have a gun and not need it than to need a gun and not have it.”

Rapper/actor Ice-T, whose real name is Tracy Morrow, supports the second amendment.

Ice-T said, “The right to bear arms is because that’s the last form of defense against tyranny. Not to hunt.”

“Diehard” star Bruce Willis has very good points to make in support of guns. The action star previously said, “Everyone has a right to bear arms. If you take guns away from legal gun owners, then the only people who have guns are the bad guys.”

Shock jock Howard Stern may not seem like a pro-gun type of guy but admits, “I am licensed to own a gun and in fact I own several guns.”

Stern said, “While I’m not really a gun enthusiast, I believe that people who particularly live on The Island (Long Island) in a home should have a gun to protect it.”

Of course, there’s Clint,

We’ve heard actor Clint Eastwood say his catchphrase “Go ahead and make my day”, but seems to feel the same in real life. Eastwood said, “I have a very strict gun control policy: if there’s a gun around, I want to be in control of it.”

And, also a big of course:

We all know where rocker Ted Nugent stands on guns.

Nugent talked of other celebrity gun owners previously, saying, “The guys at Metallica support the Second Amendment … I just bought a number of guns for Joe Perry of Aerosmith. And when I performed in the Howard Stern movie, I was approached by Howard, who showed me his .32-caliber Seecamp pistol.

“I was approached by Ozzy Osbourne and talked about his German 9mm Luger. Everybody supports the common pulse of defending one’s self, which is why our founding fathers wrote the Second Amendment.”

It’s nice to know there are some people in the entertainment biz who, in support of our precious Second Amendment, aren’t part of the mad, hell bent for leather liberal rush to abolish the U.S. Constitution….

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2 Responses to “Hollywood Gun Owners?”

  1. The Gray Monk Says:

    I think the problem in our ‘age’ is that we have too many career politicians trying to justify their existence, as they’ve run out of things that only affect the government, now they are trying to regulate people’s private lives. If you can, get a video of Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Iolanthe” - there are two songs in that show that sum it up rather well. My favourite is the one about how the Huse of Lords ruled Graeat Britain for centuries, and they ‘did nothing very much, but did it rather well.’

    Says it all really.

  2. Mrs Wolf Says:

    Gray Monk

    ‘did nothing very much, but did it rather well.’


    I will look “Iolanthe” up today, it sounds like these songs would apply to the U.S.’s politicians as well.

    The justification of their existences applies to the myriad federal bureaucracies as well, those that spend all their time generating regulations and required paperwork/ “procedures” while growing themselves as quickly as they are able.