Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Brad Pitt Needs a Gun in His House

"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." - Brad Pitt

While Brad Pitt is pro-gun and supports our Second Amendment, most people who are into guns and follow politics know real well that he is in the minority in Hollywood.

While many on the list are no-talent has-beens who are washed-up in Hollywood, their careers gone or fading, some unheard of for years, they still have money to throw behind efforts to take away our rights.

And yes, while they want to take away our rights, their hypocrisy has no limits as many on the list above are anti-gun -- only for you -- and not for themselves. Yes, believe it or not, a few on the list above actually have guns and/or a permit to carry guns -- but believe you and I should not.

Kevin Costner is a gun owner who feels that only the upper-class should own guns.

Costner who has stared in a few Westerns has been outspoken in favor of gun control saying "I think there should be a lot of gun laws."

Of course, he is probably too dumb to understand that there are already 20,000 gun laws on the books and that they are only adhered to by law-abiding citizens when the criminals don't care how many more laws are enacted.

Damon has spent a lot of time onscreen with guns in his hand, even though he is a hard-core leftist and has spoken out for gun control. A direct quote from him, "I actually hate guns."

Damon is a lot like other actors and directors, in that they are overtly left-wing politically.

Look at Rob Reiner, Sean Penn, and Tim Robbins. Their ultra-Liberal Leftist views have killed their careers. Matt Damon may be the next. His anti-American, anti-American troop, movie Green Zone (2010), bombed and lost money at the box office.

Damon is a hypocrite just like his buddy George Clooney.

While Clooney has made not secret of his far-Left political beliefs when it comes to being in favor of gun-control for America, he has made a career playing a hit man, a Black Ops soldier, and even a CIA operative.

Not only is he an anti-gun liberal, he once made a tasteless joke about Charlton Heston’s Alzheimer’s.

Yes, while Clooney is know to be a classy dress, he is as classless as they come.

Of course, Kevin Costner, Matt Damon, Mark Wahlberg, Kevin Bacon, Alec Baldwin, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Douglas, Sylvester Stallone, Jeremy Renner, and of course NCIS star Mark Harmon, as well as other anti-gun actors, use all sorts of rifles, pistols, shotguns, military issue machineguns and assault weapons, to rain all sorts of gratuitous death and destruction on film and on television -- but their hypocrisy never seems to matter much to them when they pickup their big salaries after using the things they say they are so against.

Look at Sylvester Stallone who said, in response to the shooting death of Phil Hartman in 1999, while living in the UK at the time, "Until America [goes] door to door, takes every handgun, this is what you’re gonna have. It’s pathetic. It really is pathetic. It’s sad. We’re living in the Dark Ages over there."

Interestingly, Stallone finds it alright for him to have a California Concealed Carry Permit and carry a gun for protection -- but doesn't want you to be afforded the same right and protection.

Think about the movies that many of these anti-gun celebrities have been in? Ask yourself if there isn't a whole lot of hypocrisy going on with their anti-gun stance?

For many on the list above, as it is with Matt Damon pictured above, if it weren’t for roles which required him to use guns as deadly weapons, they wouldn't have made the millions of dollars that they have from their shoot'em up movies.

As for pro-gun celebrities, lately more and more pro-gun, pro-Constitution, celebrities are stepping forward to make their stance known.

Brad Pitt has been a gun owner for a very long time. As a matter of fact, the famous A-List actor has said that he inherited his grandfather's gun when he was a child.

He has also stated, "There’s a rite of passage where I grew up of inheriting your ancestors' weapons.  My brother got my dad’s. I got my grandfather’s shotgun when I was in kindergarten."

In one interview he revealed that he was given an air gun first and got the shotgun at age 6. He said he first fired a handgun at age 8.

The husband of Angelina Jolie -- and father of six -- has also said that he "doesn’t really feel that his family is safe unless there is a gun in his home."

"The positive is that my father instilled in me a profound and deep respect for the weapon," he said.
Brad Pitt was born in Oklahoma and raised in Missouri.

And frankly, maybe it is his Mid-Western roots that gives him the ability to stop the usual knee-jerk reaction that comes out of Liberals after a horrible shooting.

I base this on an interview he had with British magazine Live in response to more gun control following the Colorado movie shooting, where he said, "I absolutely don’t believe you can put sanctions or shackles on what is made. Nor do I want to pretend the world is different than what we witnessed that night… "

He went on to say, "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."

While he is a Democrat and an Obama supporter, there are those on the Liberal side of the political spectrum who see his statements and stance as a legal gun owner as a total betrayal of the usual Hollywood Liberal ideology.

I'm sure that if the Hollywood elite and its Liberal Left would be absolutely furious with him -- if he were not the A-List Super Star that he is.

And yes, it is refreshing to see a Liberal, yes a Liberal, a pro-gun advocate .

While I still believe that Hollywood is made up predominantly of Liberals who are anti-gun and who want our Constitutional rights taken from us, it is great to see a Hollywood Liberal who is not anti-guns.

It seems that maybe Hollywood, even though it is overwhelmingly Liberal, is like any group of people in that there are those who support and those who oppose private gun ownership and self defense.

And yes, I'm thinking Brad Pitt also recently building a $400,000 shooting range as a wedding gift to fiance Angelina Jolie upset a few on the Left..

As for Angelina Jolie, I would think she would be ecstatic over such a gift as a shooting range of her own since she is an avid shooter.

It was reported lately that she has been very upset with the way Obama has conducted himself in the White House, and since she has expressed her support of the Second Amendment -- I can't help but wonder if that is one issue that she differs with the Obama Administration over.

In 2008, Angelina Jolie told the U.K.’s Daily Mail, "I bought original, real guns of the type we used in ‘Tomb Raider’ for security."

She went on to say, "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."

Like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, there are others who are speaking out about their support for the Second Amendment.

Joe Perry of Aerosmith fame recently 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."

He also said. "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."

Johnny Depp, has been know to recall fond memories about shooting as a kid and plans to teach his children to shoot saying, "We would just go out and line up a bunch of cans and shoot with rifles, handguns and at times, submachine guns."

Johnny Depp admits, "When I was a kid it was a controlled atmosphere, we weren’t shooting at humans – we were shooting at cans and bottles mostly. I will most certainly take my kids out for target practice."

And yes, just like millions of other fathers and grandfathers, I'm sure Johnny Depp's children will be taught smart gun handling and safety first.

While I don't know much about the actor known as Ice-T, he is not only a supporter of the right to bear arms -- but also understands the historical point of the Second Amendment better than most.

We can tell this from a statement he made after the shooting in Colorado, when he said, "The right to bear arms is because that’s the last form of defense against tyranny. Not to hunt."

Ted Nugent's support of the Second Amendment is unquestionable as he has become one of the most outspoken celebrities who supporter of the Second Amendment.

Clint Eastwood has been a vocal supporter of the Second Amendment and also supports the NRA for many years. He’s credited with saying, "I have a very strict gun control policy: if there’s a gun around, I want to be in control of it."

Tom Selleck is a board member of the NRA and proud supporter of the right to bear arms.

Tom Selleck has probably spent more time defending his beliefs throughout his career than he has anything else. Fortunately, outside pressures haven’t changed his views and he still proudly supports the Second Amendment And yes, he is in fact one of the NRA's spokesmen.

Tom Selleck has long found himself defending his views throughout his career, but has remained a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment.

One surprise for me was when I found out that musician Eric Clapton is a pro-gun supporter.

According to an interview with The Sun in 2008, Clapton took up shooting in 2003 and has built up quite the collection of firearms including many high end shotguns. The singer/songwriter said, "I like a gun to look like a working tool but it’s a magnificent piece of art as well."

Joe Mantegna of Criminal Minds has been an outspoken supporter of gun rights, giving interviews and hosting pro-gun TV shows as well.

Like many other pro-gun celebrities, Joe Mantegna is an avid shooter. In his case, he is a skeet shooter and competition shooter.

In an interview with the American Rifleman, Mr. Mantegna said this about his favorite guns, "I guess we’d have to break it down into categories. For a handgun? No question. It would be the M1911. That wasn’t the very first handgun I shot, but it was the one I ultimately used competitively."

He went on to say, "I just enjoy the caliber, I’ve shot pretty much every handgun caliber you can think of, and the .45 ACP is perfect. It has mass, the recoil is a little more, you get a lot of push, but you don’t get a lot of torque. And it’s just the aesthetics of it—it’s old school—it’s what I carry on 'Criminal Minds.' I made that choice as I thought this guy would be old-school and this would be the firearm he would carry. The M1911 is classic. I think it’s the first one we’re doing in our series "Gun Stories."

Actor Adam Baldwin, no relation to the anti-gun Baldwin brothers, likes guns and is also an avid shooter, gun owner, and Second Amendment supporter.

Mr. Baldwin regularly uses his Twitter fan base of over 100,000 followers to promote pro-gun articles and ideas.

Yes, that's definitely showing your support. But he hasn't stopped there, as he has also wrote an editorial on Breitbart in the wake of the recent Sandy Hook shooting.

Kevin Sorbo has also gotten his fan base excited about supporting our right to keep and bear arms. He regularly uses his Facebook page with over 150,000 followers to talk about the issue of gun rights.

Mr. Sorbo posted the following to one status update last year, “You can [take] all guns away and the bad guys will still get guns!! Do you honestly believe the bad guys care about any stupid law that is passed??!! This is why we call them bad guys!”

Dean Cain is also a huge supporter of our Constitutional Rights.

Imagine that for a minute, here we are in a place and time when we have to celebrate the fact that someone supports our Constitutional Rights?

And please don't kid yourself, anti-gun Liberals hate the fact that we are saluting celebrities who stand up for our Constitution. And yes, as awful as that is in that we have reached this point in our nation, we need to acknowledge those who are indeed fighting for our rights.

And yes, Dean Cain, the man who made Superman look better than anyone before him, is a very ardent pro-gun supporter.

Mr. Cain repeatedly uses his Twitter account to slam gun control policies and he told fellow celeb Rob Lowe that he "would be keeping his guns" during one exchange.

Yes, as the gun rights debate rages on, many Hollywood celebrities have come out against our Second Amendment rights and supported the anti-gun crowd’s stance that private ownership of firearms is a bad thing.

Country singer Miranda Lambert told the website that she does in fact carry a concealed weapon because she had gotten a death threat some time ago.

Because of that, she decided to get a permit and now carries a weapon with her all the time because she was "really scared."

Ms Lambert sums up her stance beautifully with this simple statement, "I am my own security."

Remember, as Angeline Jolie said, "If anybody comes into my home and tries to hurt my kids, I’ve no problem shooting them."

And that's one of the basic premises behind our Constitutional Rights as provided to us by way of the Second Amendment -- we can protect ourselves.

The concept that we do not have to depend on the government to be there to protect us when it is a fact they simply cannot be everywhere and protect everyone.

That is part of the reason we have the rights we have.

James Earl Jones is an active member of the NRA and is quoted as saying, "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."

Wile I don't know if actor Robert DeNiro is pro-gun and a supporter of the Second Amendment, I did find out that the man who plays gun-wielding men onscreen a great deal of the time also has a license to carry a gun in real life.

Howard Stern is licensed to own a gun, and according to celebrity gun enthusiast Ted Nugent, Howard once showed him his personal .32 caliber Seecamp pistol when they were filming together.

Donald Trump also has a license to carry a gun.

And yes, Jennifer Lopez present husband Marc Anthony is supposedly licensed to carry a gun.

Bruce Willis, the Super Star of hits like "Die Hard” is also a die-hard supporter of our right to bear arms.

Besides giving of himself, like Gary Sinise, to support our troops, Bruce Willis is a huge supporter of our rights and flatly states, "Everyone has the right to bear arms, and that taking guns away from the law abiding would only result in bad guys having them."

Mr. Willis also believes that if threatened, even a pacifist would use violence against someone, "You would fight for your life. You’d use a rock or tear one of these chairs out of the floor."

Chuck Norris has also been a long time defender of the right to bear arms. While Chuck Norris has proven himself effective with just about any weapon, he supports our right as American citizens to own them.

He even did a commercial for “Trigger the Vote” campaign.

Mr Norris has made it his mission to support and defend the Constitution and our right to keep and bear arms because he in fact supports our right to self-defense.

Gary Sinise makes the point that it’s a Second Amendment right and that "good people need to be able to protect themselves."

Gary Sinise, also a proud supporter of our military, supports our rights under the Second Amendment stating, "bad guys won’t be turning in their guns any time soon, so good guys shouldn’t give them up either."

And yes, there is the difference between those who are anti-gun and those who are pro-guns -- one says we don't need guns while the other side says we do.

As strange as it sounds to most of us who understand our need for guns, the left has this notion as unrealistic and childish as it might seem that if we all just got rid of our guns in the United States that the whole world would instantly be a better place.

While this has been tried time and time again by Dictatorships around the world who do not want an armed citizenry to force a show of arms, Americans prize our freedoms and do not believe that we should turn over control of our lives to the government or to criminals.

And yes, if we were unarmed, we would be at the whim of both the government and the criminals.

No matter what anyone says, a government out of control and hungry for more power and control is just as dangerous to the law-abiding public as the criminal out there is.

One instills tyranny while the other terrorizes people who have no means to fight back.

Because of that, more Americans today understand that one’s own destiny and safety has to be left up to ourselves.

As Miranda Lambert said it, "I am my own security."

As James Earl Jone stated flatly, "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."

There is a reason that actor Christian Slater prefers to own a gun, as he states, "It's better to have a gun and not need it than to need a gun and not have it." Yes, he understands what he needs to remain safe.

And yes, even Alexis Stewart, the daughter of media mogul Martha Stewart, understands the reason that she has a permit to carry a gun -- it is for her security.

So why should I care so much about celebrities being anti-gun or not?

Some may be asking why I care what celebrities think? Fact is, sure I do. Granted, not on everything -- but on some issues their stance matters.

Do I care about their endorsement of Obama or them voicing their desire to see my rights taken away? Yes. You bet I do.

I care what celebrities think because I'm not naive to the influence that they have on people who admire them for one reason or another. And yes, I know that they can sway popular sentiment to some extent. And whether I like it or not, I know real well that popular sentiment matters when it comes to policy making.

Do I think we need more pro-gun celebrities to stand up and be counted? Sure we do.

But I also think they could be harmed, and become victims of a system of Liberal Leftist bias in Hollywood that may affect their careers adversely.

I understand real well that alliances mean strength. And yes, strength is something that we need in our battle to combat those who want to take away our rights.

Having alliances with pro-gun celebrities is a good thing for all of us who are fighting to preserve our rights. The reason is that if more pro-gun celebrities make their position known, than that positive exposure for private gun ownership helps our cause of maintaining our freedoms.

Fact is, while I hold fast to my support of our Constitution and fight to save our rights, I understand real well that having pro-gun celebrities on our side certainly doesn’t hurt.

And yes, that's just the way I see it.

Tom Correa

1 comment:

  1. What confuses me about Kevin Costner is that he owns guns but does not support other people's second amendment rights. That kinda makes you wanna rub your eyes and go "WTF"? (I had to abbreviate because I don't wish to curse). But yeah. It does confuse me. What also confuses me is how Adam Baldwin is a proud supporter of gun rights but Alec Baldwin is not. I myself happen to be pro-gun and pro-2nd Amendment. I do, however, oppose the idea of giving anyone who is a felon or under the age of 21 a gun. If you have a felony, no gun. If you are 18 or younger, no gun. If you are mentally ill, no gun. Enough said. But that should explain it right there. Some people, especially celebrities, just don't support your 2nd Amendment rights. And that's a shame. Because as long as we have the right to keep and bear arms, we as a nation will thrive. And in the words of Charlton Heston: "From my cold, dead hands!"


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