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Photos: Pro-Gun Celebrities
It seems many Hollywood celebrities these days are liberal and anti-gun. But, there are quite a few stars that support the second amendment.
We’re going to take a look at celebrities that support gun ownership and are packing heat!
We’ve heard plenty of celebrities speak out for gun control, but you don’t hear much from stars in support of the right to bear arms.
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.”
Country singer Miranda Lambert can take care of herself and doesn’t need a bodyguard. She said, “I carry a weapon. I got a death threat a few years ago and was really scared. But I don’t want bodyguards. I am my own security.”
Billionaire Donald Trump isn’t vocal about his thoughts on guns, but supports the second amendment. He said, “I have a carry permit – I’ve said that publicly. I own a couple of different guns, but I don’t talk about it.”
Trump said, “The way I view it, if nobody has guns, then only the bad guys have them,” he says. “And they aren’t giving up their guns.”
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.
Singer and gun collector Eric Clapton said, “I like a gun to look like a working tool but it’s a magnificent piece of art as well.”
Clapton adds, “It is following the same pattern as when I collected guitars,” he says. “I get obsessed, then engulfed and finally narrow the collection down.”
James Earl Jones
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.”
Former “Magnum P.I.” Tom Selleck is a member of the NRA, an NRA board member, and a spokesperson for the NRA.
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”