The right to bear arms is a liberty that many Americans strongly believe in. Surprisingly, many celebrities aren’t shy about voicing their opinions regarding gun control, either. Whether you agree or disagree with these stars, it’s still interesting to hear these nine pro gun celebrities defend their views.
1. Brad Pitt
During a 2012 interview with Live magazine, Pitt shared his views on gun control following the Colorado movie theater shooting. The 51-year-old actor 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… 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.”
2. Chuck Norris
Norris has been a long time supporter of the right to bear arms. The martial artist and Vietnam War veteran may be more lethal with just his hands and feet, he still believes in the right to own a personal weapon. Regarding gun control, he has said, “I want violent crimes curbed as much as anyone, but not at the expense of our Second Amendment rights — which are there to protect us.”
3. Johnny Depp
The 51-year-old Mortdecai actor was raised in rural Kentucky and admits he grew up around guns. Depp said, “We would just go out and line up a bunch of cans and shoot with rifles, handguns and at times, submachine guns…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.” We respect his responsible take of gun control.
4. Amber Heard
The Texas native is vocal about her views on gun rights. Heard said, “I’m a good shot and I love guns — I own several…I don’t have children in the house, so I sleep with my gun in a place that’s close enough that if I needed to protect myself, I could.”
5. Clint Eastwood
The 84-year-old award-winning director is an avid supporter of the Second Amendment, the National Rifle Association and other pro-gun organizations. The American Sniper director shared his beliefs saying, “I have a very strict gun control policy: if there’s a gun around, I want to be in control of it.” We’re not surprised the “go ahead, make my day” Dirty Harry actor is one of our pro gun celebrities.
6. Angelina Jolie
Jolie is not shy about her love of guns. She even has her own $400,000 shooting range that her husband built for her. In a 2008 interview with the Daily Mail, Jolie said, “I bought original, real guns of the type we used in Tomb Raider for security. 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.”
7. Miranda Lambert
The country music star told Style magazine that she’d rather be able to protect herself than rely on a team of security. Lambert 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.”
8. Kevin Sorbo
The actor best known for the roles of Hercules in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, and Captain Dylan Hunt in Andromeda often uses his Facebook page to discuss gun rights. Sorbo recently said, “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!”
9. Bruce Willis
The Sin City actor expressed his pro-gun views during an interview with the Weekend Star. Willis 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. Even a pacifist, he insists, would get violent if someone were trying to kill her. You would fight for your life. You’d use a rock or tear one of these chairs out of the floor.”
So now you know what some pro gun celebrities think. What are your views?
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